The Christian's Guide To Getting Rid Of Your Minister by Ed Campbell

An oxymoron in the title, this book exposes the dirty tricks parishioners use to get rid of their minister.

Approaching the issues of ministerial and church relationships from a backwards direction, this book focuses on how to be a toxic parishioner to get rid of the minister. Funny and applicable to all church Traditions (even Catholics), educational for lay people and clergy alike, this first book of a (soon to be) two book series concentrates on how easily the ministerial relationship can be destroyed. Concentrating on identity and theological issues and power structures, it is, as one UMC minister says "too real." Enjoy!

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  • First submitted Feb. 1, 2011
  • Last updated Feb. 1, 2011
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  • Robert Campbell's avatar
    Robert Campbell Author wrote 4 years, 3 months ago
    I have been here for awhile, but not really active. I just don't have the time to read like I did when I was serving a church. I will do my best with your book. Blessings in your work. Ed [QUOTE] Ed, How long have you been on this site? I've been only about a month or so. I'm inviting those who know someone who cares for an invalid, ill, or older person at home to encourage them to register ...
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  • Veronica, Caregiver's avatar
    Veronica, Caregiver wrote 4 years, 3 months ago

    Ed,

    How long have you been on this site? I've been only about a month or so.

    I'm inviting those who know someone who cares for an invalid, ill, or older person at home to encourage them to register here and take a look at my book, Treading Water With God. I hope it will brighten their day.

    God's Peace, Veronica (Ronnie)

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    Robert Campbell Author wrote 4 years, 5 months ago
    [QUOTE] I'm backing this because it needs to be said. Just over a year ago my church 'got rid' of the pastor. I wept and wept over what went on and the way people behaved. My dad was a minister who was 'got rid of' once by a vote of no confidence. Where I am now, they thought they got around everything by declaring that God never called the pastor in the first place ... and even if that was ...
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    flower girl wrote 4 years, 5 months ago
    I'm backing this because it needs to be said. Just over a year ago my church 'got rid' of the pastor. I wept and wept over what went on and the way people behaved. My dad was a minister who was 'got rid of' once by a vote of no confidence. Where I am now, they thought they got around everything by declaring that God never called the pastor in the first place ... and even if that was true, ...
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    flower girl wrote 4 years, 5 months ago
    I'm backing this because it needs to be said. Just over a year ago my church 'got rid' of the pastor. I wept and wept over what went on and the way people behaved. My dad was a minister who was 'got rid of' once by a vote of no confidence. Where I am now, they thought they got around everything by declaring that God never called the pastor in the first place ... and even if that was true, ...
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  • flower girl 's avatar
    flower girl wrote 4 years, 5 months ago
    I'm backing this because it needs to be said. Just over a year ago my church 'got rid' of the pastor. I wept and wept over what went on and the way people behaved. My dad was a minister who was 'got rid of' once by a vote of no confidence. Where I am now, they thought they got around everything by declaring that God never called the pastor in the first place ... and even if that was true, ...
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  • SusieGulick's avatar
    SusieGulick wrote 4 years, 6 months ago
    Dear Ed, I love that "this first book of a (soon to be) two book series, concentrates on how easily the ministerial relationship can be destroyed" & "identity and theological issues & power structures," "approaching the issues of ministerial and church relationships from a backward direction," as your pitch portrays. :) I love your acknowledgements, especially to your wife :) - God bless you. :) I am amazed at your statistics in your introduction of your surveys. :) WOW!! I ...
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  • Robert Campbell's avatar
    Robert Campbell Author wrote 4 years, 6 months ago
    I did not upload it bold. I uploaded it in rtf. I could do it in .doc if I take out the cartoons, as I did in rtf. Was I supposed to upload it in bold? I did not see that in the instructions. The epub format is very readable so I know it is the upload or the rtf. I will play with it a bit to get a better format if you think it would be good for ...
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  • SusieGulick's avatar
    SusieGulick wrote 4 years, 6 months ago

    :) I will comment on your book as soon as I have read it - read & commented on 3 days later :)

  • lucy.leid's avatar
    lucy.leid wrote 4 years, 6 months ago
    Ed, welcome to the site! I am happy to be your first comment. Good that you found the forums. It'll be a good way to navigate through the thing that is Authonomy, especially picking your bookshelf, commenting etc. I can't say I have much expertise in the matter you write - I'm Jewish. But, professionally, your work is publishable. With a pro editor in tow, you have a good chance of selling this. My first comment though is that the ...
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  • Robert Campbell's avatar
    Robert Campbell Author wrote 4 years, 6 months ago

    The site did not allow me to submit the book with cartoons. I have a cartoon at the beginning of each chapter.

    --Author