The Wounded Minister
Every church deals with personality conflicts and intermittent discord. But in some churches, what should be normal clashes has become a devastating form of abuse-pastoral abuse. A growing phenomenon that cuts across denominational lines and impacts every level of ministry,...
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Every church deals with personality conflicts and intermittent discord. But in some churches, what should be normal clashes has become a devastating form of abuse-pastoral abuse. A growing phenomenon that cuts across denominational lines and impacts every level of ministry, pastoral abuse leaves in its wake thousands of wounded clergymen with ruined ministries, broken relationships, damaged health, even shattered faith. The Wounded Minister: Healing for Abused Clergy, written by a clinically trained pastoral counselor, examines the reality of evil in churches and the ways in which "pathological antagonists" emotionally and spiritually batter pastors. A deft mix of personal experience and in-depth research, this resource will help wounded men and women of all ministerial positions learn how to recover their broken hearts while rebuilding their lives. And as preventative medicine, it also provides guidelines on how spiritually sensitive Christians can develop a church structure that pro
Examines pastoral abuse, offering compassionate help to ministers and leaders seeking a healthy church life.
Guy Greenfield is a former pastor and seminary professor who now performs counseling services through Panhandle Pastoral Counseling Ministry, which he founded. He is a member of the American Association of Pastoral Counselors and the American Association of Christian Counselors. Greenfield is also the author of several books, including The Wounded Parent and Reigniting Love and Passion. He lives in Amarillo, Texas.
- Foreword By Dr. Brooks Faulkner<br>introduction<br>part 1: The Reality Of Abuse<br>1 Clergy Killers On The Loose<br>2 Pathological Antagonists In The Church<br>3 When Evil Invades The Church<br>4 The Minister's Greatest Enemy: Passive Lay Leaders<br>5 The Dangers Of Autonomous Church Policy<br>6 Wrecking A Minister's Life And Career<br>7 Collateral Damage To Ministers<br>8 Collateral Damage To The Church<br>part 2: Pathological Ministers<br>9 Ministers Who Invite Attack<br>10 Abuse From Pathological Ministers<br>part 3: Recovery And Healing<br>11 A Minister's Advisory Council<br>12 Steps Toward Healing For Abused Clergy<br>13 Recovering From Shattered Dreams<br>14 Wounded Healers<br>afterword: Growing Through Rejection<br>notes<br>recommended Reading