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Running on Empty

Barbara Bancroft

Running on Empty

Barbara Bancroft

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As women, ministry pushes us to moments of insufficiency, exposes our weaknesses, and tests our patience. Some days it feels like a little more sleep, a lot more coffee, and a pat on the back might sustain us. But down deep, we know these things can never fuel our ministries.

Positive without being cliche, Running on Empty presents the realities of vocational ministry with humor and hope. Author Barbara Bancroft draws from her experience as a missionary woman and pastor's wife to demonstrate how the gospel must be our message to ourselves as well as others. Along the way, she confronts the "mythic ministry model of Proverbs 31" and other stereotypes and expectations that hinder women from enjoying and displaying the gospel each day.

Running on Empty's down-to-earth, humorous writing style reaches out to weary women reluctant to read another book on ministry. Offering more than crisis management tips or how-tos, Running on Empty reorients women's hearts and minds to the joy of belonging to Christ and being a part of his kingdom work. Ideal for small group discussion or personal reflection, Running on Empty stretches beyond burnout prevention strategies all the way to joy and purpose in ministry.

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About "Running on Empty"

As women, ministry pushes us to moments of insufficiency, exposes our weaknesses, and tests our patience. Some days it feels like a little more sleep, a lot more coffee, and a pat on the back might sustain us. But down deep, we know these things can never fuel our ministries.

Positive without being cliche, Running on Empty presents the realities of vocational ministry with humor and hope. Author Barbara Bancroft draws from her experience as a missionary woman and pastor's wife to demonstrate how the gospel must be our message to ourselves as well as others. Along the way, she confronts the "mythic ministry model of Proverbs 31" and other stereotypes and expectations that hinder women from enjoying and displaying the gospel each day.

Running on Empty's down-to-earth, humorous writing style reaches out to weary women reluctant to read another book on ministry. Offering more than crisis management tips or how-tos, Running on Empty reorients women's hearts and minds to the joy of belonging to Christ and being a part of his kingdom work. Ideal for small group discussion or personal reflection, Running on Empty stretches beyond burnout prevention strategies all the way to joy and purpose in ministry.
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Meet the Author

Barbara Bancroft

Barbara Bancroft began ministry life with her husband Josiah in 1976. Since then she has worked with him in church planting, missions, and as a pastor's wife of a large church. While Josiah oversees missions at World Harvest Mission, Barbara mentors and encourages the many missionary women and pastors, wives they meet with all over the world.

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4 stars By Hope, Aug 03 2016
This book is great if you have burnt out or think you're heading in that direction. It challenges you to focus on what your actual spiritual gifting is and to not get distracted from God's purpose for your life. It encourages the ability to say 'no' when necessary but also to not limit what God is wanting to do through you. A great support tool to have in church leadership. 
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Product Details
  • Catalogue Code 404560
  • Product Code 9781939946355
  • ISBN 1939946352
  • EAN 9781939946355
  • Pages 224
  • Department Ministry
  • Category Ministry Resources
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher New Growth Press
  • Publication Date Apr 2014
  • Sales Rank #93333
  • Dimensions 227 x 155 x 16 mm
  • Weight 0.376kg

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