Eric Scalise, Ph.D., LPC. LMFT

President, LIV Enterprises & Consulting // LLC Chief Strategy Officer, Hope for the Heart

The Business of Church: The Concise Business Handbook for Pastors by Steve Lentz is not only a must read, it should be on the shelf and readily available to every pastor and ministry leader in the country. I have known and worked closely with Steve for over 40 years and on multiple occasions, we have consulted together with churches and pastors where an uninformed or unintended decision has resulted in catastrophic consequences. As a mental health practitioner and adjunct Divinity professor, I frequently see leaders who feel passionately called to the ministry, but are completely unprepared for the realities that await them. This Handbook addresses a significant gap in most seminary training and education. It’s practical and offers step-by-step principles that will assist any pastor in effectively navigating the minefields of ministry. I am so pleased to be able to point others to a great resource..

Tim Coalter

North America General Presbyter, Church of God of Prophecy

The oft quoted words of Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz, ‘I’ve a feeling we’re not in Kansas anymore,’ frame the context of The Business of Church. Pastors are no longer in a familiar place, where it is comfortable to conduct matters of church business. You will find this to be an engaging, practical, informative resource that will help you navigate the litigious minefields of local church ministry. It is a book should be read by every pastor and have lots of bookmarks.