Ever have the desire to throw in the towel? To resign from a church or even drop out of the ministry? Craig Brian Larson has. As a pastor, he's experienced the day-to-day responsibilities that can overwhelm even the noblest...
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Ever have the desire to throw in the towel? To resign from a church or even drop out of the ministry?
Craig Brian Larson has. As a pastor, he's experienced the day-to-day responsibilities that can overwhelm even the noblest reasons for entering the ministry. But he also knows how to persevere.
In STAYING POWER he invites all pastors and ministry leaders to rediscover and grow in the perseverance that is so central to spiritual life and ministry. He explores root issues of pastoral discouragement, suggests ways to work through them, and all the while offers enthusiasm and confidence to continue your ministry.
Criticism, stress, loneliness, spiritual malnourishment--pastors face many difficult situations and must deal with many difficult people. And every pastor and ministry leader has felt like quitting a particular church or leaving the ministry altogether. Craig Brian Larson has been there and understands the hardships faced during a life of service. In "Staying Power, he candidly discusses twelve things that make pastors want to call it quits and offers encouragement for pastors to persevere through the tough times. Every pastor and ministry leader can benefit from this honest and ultimately positive book.
Craig Brian Larson is contributing editor for Leadership Journal and editor for their PreachingToday.com, an online journal and illustration service. He also pastors a church in Chicago. His books include Contemporary Illustrations for Preachers, Teachers, and Writers, Preaching that Connects, and The Art and Craft of Biblical Preaching. He and his family live in the Chicago suburbs.