Practical Guide for Life and Ministry Overcoming 7 Challenges Pastors Face

ISBN-10: 0801091950
ISBN-13: 9780801091957
Edition: 2008
Authors: David Horner
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Book details

List price: $21.00
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Baker Books
Publication date: 3/1/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

Many books focus on how to grow a church and succeed as a pastor, but few help clergy cope with the daily pressures they face in juggling the demands of ministry, family, and personal ambitions. David Horner overturns the notion that pastors must accept disobedience in some aspects of life to thrive in others. Examining his thirty years of pastoral ministry, Horner mines seven key challenges that pastors must face well in order to restore and maintain a healthy balance.Church leaders and those who love them will find this book a practical and biblical guide that reinvigorates their calling.

Preface
Introduction: Serving without a Safety Net
Juggling the Demands of Your Calling
Are You Driven or Called?
Discovering Counterbalances in Ministry
Sharpening the Focus of Your Vision
Running with Your Eyes Closed: Ministry without a Godly Vision
Developing a Balanced Vision: When God Shows the Way
Gaining Balance by Building Teams
More Shoulders, Lighter Loads: God's Design for Team Ministry
The Character of a Balanced Team: Keys for Building an Effective Team
Cultivating Genuine Humility
The Indispensable Quality of Humility
Fighting to Maintain a Humble Perspective
A Life Rooted in Humility
Learning to Grow Through Your Troubles
Owning My Mistakes: Trouble I Bring on Myself
Seizing Teachable Moments: Failure Can Produce Growth
When Your Character Is Under Fire: The Withering Effect of Personal Attacks
Preparing a Wise Response: Seasoned Maturity in Action
Facing the Inevitability of Change
"Something Has Got to Change!" Knowing When Transitions Are Right
Leading the Charge for Change: Your Role in Making It Happen
Combating Spiritual Dryness
Recognizing the Symptoms of Spiritual Dryness
How Did I Get Here? Factors Contributing to Spiritual Dryness
Coming Out of the Desert: He Restores My Soul!
Concluding Thoughts
The Weights and Counterweights of Your Calling

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