Before pastors reach burnout and leave the ministry, they often experience frustration and disappointment. With new information from the Barna Group, Stone offers practical advice to help fellow church leaders overcome obstacles; rebuild community within the congregation; persevere with joy; and regain hope and energy to continue in their calling. 224 pages, softcover from Bethany.
Format: Paperback Number of Pages: 224 Vendor: Bethany House Publication Date: 2011
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Before pastors reach burnout and leave the ministry, they experience frustration and disappointment in ministry. Charles Stone, a veteran pastor, helps his fellow pastors understand and meet these challenges, regaining hope and energy to continue their calling. Based on information from the Barna Group and additional research, Stone shows readers what pastors are saying about ministry and offers practical help to overcome the obstacles, rebuild community within the congregation, and persevere with joy. Ed Stetzer, president of LifeWay Research, says, "Read this book and be encouraged."
Charles Stone, DMin, serves as senior pastor of Ginger Creek Community Church, in suburban Chicago. He has been in the ministry for 30 years, has published numerous articles, and is the coauthor (with his daughter) of Daughters Gone Wild--Dads Gone Crazy. Charles has graduate degrees from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and Trinity Evangelical Divinity School.