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Preventing Ministry Failure

Brad HoffmannMichael Wilson

Preventing Ministry Failure

Brad HoffmannMichael Wilson

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Great ministers don't just happen.

Great falls from ministry don't just happen either. A complex mix of factors both internal and external test the limits of your ability to minister wholeheartedly over the long haul.

Senior pastor Brad Hoffmann and licensed professional counselor Michael Todd Wilson work with pastors removed from their place of service. The common experiences of these pastors revealed patterns that consistently contributed to burnout, ineffectiveness and moral failure. If such patterns can be predicted, the authors reasoned, can they be prevented?

Preventing Ministry Failure
is a personal guidebook for pastors and other caregivers to prepare them to withstand common pressures and to flourish in the ministry God has called them to. Work through the exercises and reflections individually or in conversation with your peers, and you'll find yourself better equipped for the challenges of vocational ministry, and more conscious of the presence of God leading you on and restoring your soul.

Table of Contents
  • Introduction: Why Practicing Shepherdcare Is So Important
  • Foundation Stone 1: Intimacy: Connecting to the Heart of Successful Pastoring
  • Foundation Stone 2: Calling: Having the Power for Effectiveness in Ministry
  • Foundation Stone 3: Stress Management: Avoiding Ineffectiveness in Ministry
  • Foundation Stone 4: Boundaries: Protecting What Matters Most
  • Foundation Stone 5: Re-Creation: Necessary Fuel for Effective Long-Term Ministry
  • Foundation Stone 6: People Skills: Managing Your Church's Most Valuable Resource
  • Foundation Stone 7: Leadership Skills
"Preventing Ministry Failure is most timely and appropriate. Covering a wide range of challenges facing pastors today, it provides insightful and practical suggestions for avoiding ministry failure. Also, as the authors point out, long-term effectiveness in ministry isn't just about the pastor, it's also about the pastor's family as well. There is little point in building a great church while your own family disintegrates or your children turn against you and God--which is what occurs more often than we acknowledge publicly. With suggestions for self-care, having an accountability group, boundary setting and a host of other important issues essential to finishing well in ministry, this book is the most comprehensive I have yet seen. I recommend it as a textbook for every seminary."
—Archibald D. Hart, Ph.D., FPPR, Senior Professor of Psychology and Dean Emeritus, Graduate School of Psychology, Fuller Theological Seminary

- Publisher

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About "Preventing Ministry Failure"

Great ministers don't just happen.

Great falls from ministry don't just happen either. A complex mix of factors both internal and external test the limits of your ability to minister wholeheartedly over the long haul.

Senior pastor Brad Hoffmann and licensed professional counselor Michael Todd Wilson work with pastors removed from their place of service. The common experiences of these pastors revealed patterns that consistently contributed to burnout, ineffectiveness and moral failure. If such patterns can be predicted, the authors reasoned, can they be prevented?

Preventing Ministry Failure
is a personal guidebook for pastors and other caregivers to prepare them to withstand common pressures and to flourish in the ministry God has called them to. Work through the exercises and reflections individually or in conversation with your peers, and you'll find yourself better equipped for the challenges of vocational ministry, and more conscious of the presence of God leading you on and restoring your soul.

Table of Contents

  • Introduction: Why Practicing Shepherdcare Is So Important
  • Foundation Stone 1: Intimacy: Connecting to the Heart of Successful Pastoring
  • Foundation Stone 2: Calling: Having the Power for Effectiveness in Ministry
  • Foundation Stone 3: Stress Management: Avoiding Ineffectiveness in Ministry
  • Foundation Stone 4: Boundaries: Protecting What Matters Most
  • Foundation Stone 5: Re-Creation: Necessary Fuel for Effective Long-Term Ministry
  • Foundation Stone 6: People Skills: Managing Your Church's Most Valuable Resource
  • Foundation Stone 7: Leadership Skills
"Preventing Ministry Failure is most timely and appropriate. Covering a wide range of challenges facing pastors today, it provides insightful and practical suggestions for avoiding ministry failure. Also, as the authors point out, long-term effectiveness in ministry isn't just about the pastor, it's also about the pastor's family as well. There is little point in building a great church while your own family disintegrates or your children turn against you and God--which is what occurs more often than we acknowledge publicly. With suggestions for self-care, having an accountability group, boundary setting and a host of other important issues essential to finishing well in ministry, this book is the most comprehensive I have yet seen. I recommend it as a textbook for every seminary."
—Archibald D. Hart, Ph.D., FPPR, Senior Professor of Psychology and Dean Emeritus, Graduate School of Psychology, Fuller Theological Seminary
- Publisher

Meet the Authors

Brad Hoffmann

Brad Hoffmann is senior pastor of Memorial Baptist Church in Baytown, Texas, and cofounder of ShepherdCare. He is co-author of Preventing Ministry Failure(Intervarsity Press).

Michael Wilson

Michael Todd Wilson is a licensed professional counselor and cofounder of ShepherdCare. He is the coauthor of Soul Virgins: Redefining Single Sexuality (Baker Books) and Preventing Ministry Failure(Intervarsity Press).

Table Of Contents

  • Introduction: Why Practicing Shepherdcare Is So Important
  • Foundation Stone 1: Intimacy: Connecting To The Heart Of Successful Pastoring
  • Foundation Stone 2: Calling: Having The Power For Effectiveness In Ministry
  • Foundation Stone 3: Stress Management: Avoiding Ineffectiveness In Ministry
  • Foundation Stone 4: Boundaries: Protecting What Matters Most
  • Foundation Stone 5: Re-creation: Necessary Fuel For Effective Long-term Ministry
  • Foundation Stone 6: People Skills: Managing Your Church's Most Valuable Resource
  • Foundation Stone 7: Leadership Skills

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Product Details
  • Catalogue Code 263213
  • Product Code 9780830834440
  • ISBN 0830834443
  • EAN 9780830834440
  • Pages 265
  • Department Academic
  • Category Church
  • Sub-Category Care/counselling
  • Publisher Intervarsity Press Usa
  • Publication Date Oct 2007
  • Sales Rank #60101
  • Dimensions 254 x 177 x 20 mm
  • Weight 0.001kg

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