Loving the Church You Lead
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Love for a congregation can be difficult and fleeting. This respected church leader helps other pastors unleash a love that lasts-through bonding, compassion, sacrifice, and heartfelt affection.
The relationship between a pastor and a church is much like marriage. At first, a pastor feels love and acceptance from a new church, much like a honeymoon. But as time passes, the relationship has the potential to turn sour. Suddenly, this new church isn't much different from the church the pastor just left.David Hansen knows not all churches are easy to love. But in Loving the Church You Lead he offers help for pastors to grow in love and devotion toward their churches, an indispensable part of their ministry. By loving the church through bonding, compassion, sacrifice, and heartfelt affection, a pastor can enable it to grow into the church God truly wants it to be.
David Hansen served as a pastor for many years, most recently as senior pastor of Kenwood Baptist Church in Cincinnati, Ohio. He has been a contributing editor forLeadership Journal, and he has written several books.