In Tough Calls, pastor and high school football official Travis Collins offers encouragement and inspiration to Christian leaders. Travis selects famous and infamous moments from sports history to bring to life key principles of spiritual leadership. Written for both men and women, this easy-to-read book mixes stories and quotes from the sports world together with biblical wisdom and input from leadership experts to encourage and challenge all Christian leaders.
For more than 25 years, Dr. Travis Collins has purposefully helped people around the world discern and live God's call for their lives. Experienced as both a pastor and a missionary in Venezuela and Nigeria, Travis has written extensively for church leadership, preaching, and mission journals. He earned his bachelor of arts degree from Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama, and his master of divinity and doctor of philosophy degrees from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. Travis served a two-year term as a Missionary Journeyman in Venezuela, and spent four years teaching in the Nigerian Baptist Theological Seminary in Ogbomoso. Travis and his wife, Keri, live in Richmond, Virginia, with their three children, Landon, Brennan, and Grant.
Written for Christians in any profession, Tough Calls includes a special word to pastors at the end of each chapter. It addresses many crucial issues of spiritual leadership including: taking risks, maintaining poise under pressure, handling conflict, dealing with criticism, managing an organization through change, and confronting disruptive people. Taking into account the unique challenges pastors face, these bonus sections will help ministers refocus and recharge. Tough Calls will be an invaluable resource for any Christian who must regularly make difficult decisions.