The Healthy Pastor: Easing the Pressures of Ministry  -     By: Dennis Bickers
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The Healthy Pastor: Easing the Pressures of Ministry

Beacon Hill Press / 2010 / Paperback

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Pastors are expected to juggle numerous tasks in theirministries and in their family life. In many churches, thepastor carries several responsibilities as he or she isexpected to prepare sermons, handle theadministration, visit church members, provideleadership to the various church boards andcommittees, and lead the outreach efforts of the church,to name a few. Needless to say, pastors are underpressure, and then some.

The Healthy Pastor seeks to provide insights into theexpectations churches and ministers have of the pastor'srole. With insight and understanding, author DennisBickers addresses some of the common pressure pointsevery minister experiences and provides solutions tothose pressures. Through this honest exploration,ministers will be challenged to create balance in severalareas of their lives: their relationship with God, family,the church, their self, and-for bivocational ministers-their second job.

A practical resource for all ministers, The Healthy Pastorwill help ease the pressures of ministry and guidepastors toward creating a more fulfilling and rewardingministry.

Product Information

Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 160
Vendor: Beacon Hill Press
Publication Date: 2010
Dimensions: 9.00 X 6.00 (inches)
ISBN: 0834125536
ISBN-13: 9780834125537

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Pastors are expected to juggle numerous tasks in their ministries and in their family life. In many churches, the pastor carries several responsibilities as he or she is expected to prepare sermons, handle the administration, visit church members, provide leadership to the various church boards and committees, and lead the outreach efforts of the church, to name a few. Needless to say, pastors are under pressure.The Healthy Pastor seeks to provide insights into the expectations churches and ministers have of the pastor’s role. With insight and understanding, author Dennis Bickers addresses some of the common pressure points every minister experiences and provides solutions to those pressures. Through this honest exploration, ministers will be challenged to create balance in several areas of their lives: their relationship with God, family, the church, their self, and—for bivocational ministers—their second job.A practical resource for all ministers, The Healthy Pastor will help ease the pressures of ministry and guide pastors toward creating a more fulfilling and rewarding ministry.

Author Bio

Dennis Bickers spent twenty years as a bivocational pastor of a small church. He has written several books on bivocational ministry, received training in coaching techniques, and wrote his doctoral thesis on the benefits of coaching bivocational ministers. Each year he is invited by numerous denominations in the US and Canada to lead workshops for their bivocational and small church leaders.

Author Bio

DENNIS BICKERS serves as an Area Resource Manager with the American Baptist Churches of Indiana and Kentucky. Prior to this position, he was the bivocational pastor of Hebron Baptist Church for twenty years. Bickers is a popular speaker and the author of five previous books including The Bivocational Pastor, The Healthy Small Church, and Intentional Ministry in a Not-So-Mega Church. He received his DMin from Liberty Theological Seminary. He and his wife reside in Madison, Indiana

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