John Walton is the founder, and was senior pastor for 25 years, of a large thriving Church in Palmerston North, New Zealand, and for 10 years was the leader of 100 national churches.


John also ministers in Bible based Evangelical churches worldwide. His wife Yvonne ministers widely, and their five children have all been involved in various aspects of Christian ministry. Their eldest son Anthony for 20 years was senior pastor of a church called The Rock, a large well known Wellington based congregation.


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Practical Wisdom for Pastoral Leaders

The Do’s and Don’ts of Christian Ministry



Founding New Life pastor, John Walton, shares wisdom and insights gleaned from over 30 years of Christian leadership.
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P O Box 20035

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This text had its beginnings early one morning just prior to a seminar for training Pastors and Church Leaders.

I had already advertised that my topic would be the

"Do's and Don'ts of Pastoring".

I said to my wife Yvonne,

"What practical things have we learnt over the last thirty years of ministry?"


Within thirty minutes we had written down about fifty do's and don'ts of ministry. When the seminar started I put these up on the overhead point by point and made a few comments.

A lively dialogue followed. It was a real success.


The pastors and leaders were very enthusiastic.

They loved it. Many said it was the best seminar they had ever attended.



Practical Wisdom for Pastoral Leaders is available in English, Mandarin, Japanese, Burmese and Thai.

To read or download the book in PDF format, please go to my

Resources link above.


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The purpose of this book is to see current and future generations benefit from having a foundation of great morals and values.

If embraced, these practical common-sense principles will guarantee

true success and an exciting fulfilled life.


After each chapter there are discussion questions to promote lively dialogue

......ideal for families, college value classes,

prisons, youth groups etc.


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John Walton


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