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You've read plenty of books about how to grow your church and "succeed" as a pastor---but how do you juggle the pressing demands of ministry, family, and personal ambition? Explaining seven key challenges to maintaining a healthy balance, Horner offers stressed-out, stretched-out shepherds seasoned advice for coping with conflicting pressures and reinvigorating their calling! 272 pages, softcover from Baker.
Many books focus on how to grow a church and "succeed" as a pastor, but few help clergy cope with the daily pressures they face in juggling the demands of ministry, family, and personal ambitions. David Horner overturns the notion that pastors must accept disobedience in some aspects of life to thrive in others. Examining his thirty years of pastoral ministry, Horner mines seven key challenges that pastors must face well in order to restore and maintain a healthy balance.
Church leaders and those who love them will find this book a practical and biblical guide that reinvigorates their calling.
David Horner (MDiv, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary) serves as senior pastor of Providence Baptist Church in Raleigh, North Carolina. He planted the church in 1978 and has watched it grow from 12 families to more than 2,500 weekly worshipers. He lives in Raleigh, North Carolina.