A handbook for pastors, a guidebook for church elders, and a textbook for students---all in one volume! Professor Adams outlines and provides direction for three primary responsibilities of shepherding: pastoral ministry, counseling, and leadership. Topics include candidating, premarital counseling, delegation and sharing, congregational meetings, and more. Incorporates end-of-chapter exercises for students and pastors. 531 pages, softcover from Zondervan.