After 50 Years of Ministry
"If I had my entire life to live over, I'd choose to be a preacher again. It's been extremely rewarding and gratifying. But I could do ministry a lot better if given a second try. As...
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"If I had my entire life to live over, I'd choose to be a preacher again. It's been extremely rewarding and gratifying.
But I could do ministry a lot better if given a second try. As I look back on my forty years at Southeast Christian Church in Louisville, KY, I wish I had a mulligan. This book lists seven things I'd do differently and seven I'd do about the same. They are written in hopes they'll be a source of encouragement for those growing weary and losing heart. I pray my observations will inspire others to conclude, 'If he can do it, I can, too.'
In this book I share both the joys and sorrows of my ministry, both the successes and failures. I'm going to be as transparent as possible in hopes that it will encourage ministers to stand firm in the faith and be faithful unto death. If just one minister is motivated to pick up the sword of the Spirit and re-enter the battle, it will be well worth the effort."
- Bob Russell
Rusty Russell is an associate minister at Southeast Christian Church, where his father, Bob Russell, is senior minister. As a member of the preaching staff, Rusty works behind the scenes in sermon preparation, research, and writing. He is a graduate of Cincinnati Bible College and Seminary and is pursuing a master of divinity at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Before coming to the staff of Southeast, Rusty served as a preaching minister, teacher, and Christian school administrator.