Find your godly directed balance! Whether you are thinking about becoming a pastor or you have been a pastor for many years, Understanding the Pastorate will change your life as it leads you to find your godly directed balance in the ministry. When Kerry Halbert began his life in the pastorate, he often found himself asking the question, 'With all of the training and experiences that I have had in church work, why didn't anyone just tell me what the pastorate was really like?' As you read through Understanding the Pastorate, you will explore what it means to be a pastor and will be given practical and tested responses to the many exciting, far reaching, and challenging circumstances that you will face as a pastor. Understanding the Pastorate will leave you feeling confident in your position as you work to successfully integrate your faith, family, church, and self into the pastorate.