A Practical Guide For Life and Ministry
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...
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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.
The Seven Challenges of Highly Driven PastorsIf you have served on a church staff for any length of time, you've almost certainly dealt with unhealthy expectations. Too many pastors embrace a hard-driving ministry that borders on burnout, convincing themselves they are being obedient to God's will. In reality, putting too much energy into one area of life or ministry causes you to neglect others.With thirty years of pastoral experience behind him, David Horner knows the many challenges pastors face. In A Practical Guide for Life and Ministry, Horner shows how to' balance the demands of your calling' sharpen your vision' grow a team' cultivate humility' learn through failure' embrace change' fight spiritual drynessDeveloping a well-balanced approach to responsibilities and passions will equip you to thrive in the face of the many challenges of ministry. This book can show you the way."This book is filled with godly, biblical, and practical wisdom for those who shepherd the people of God. With years of experience under his pastoral belt, David Horner well understands the blessings and challenges of ministry. You will be edified and encouraged by this work. It will help you find balance as you humbly serve those entrusted to your care by our Lord."--Danny Akin, president, Southeastern Baptist Theological SeminaryDavid Horner serves as senior pastor of Providence Baptist Church in Raleigh, North Carolina. He planted the church in 1978 and has watched it grow from twelve families to more than 2,500 weekly worshipers.
David A. Horner (D.Phil., University of Oxford) is professor of philosophy and biblical studies at Biola University in California. He also serves as Research Scholar for Centers for Christian Study, International, an effort to develop intellectual Christian communities within secular university contexts, and as president of The Illuminatio Project, whose aim is to bring the light of a classical biblical vision of goodness, truth and beauty into the thinking of the church and culture through strategic research and communication.