When the going gets tough.
Every minister faces moments when the pressures of the pastorate seem overwhelming. Discouragement sets in. Is it time to leave this church? Or ministry altogether? How do I keep going?
A pastor wrote LEADERSHIP JOURNAL recently: “How do you deal with yourself, when you suddenly say within, I quit, and yet must keep going as a public leader? The inner resources of enthusiasm, interest, and caring are just not there sometimes.”
The precipitating incidents vary—declining attendance, criticism from key members, family struggles, lack of commitment from volunteers. But the result is the same: cold, hard winds blow across the minister’s soul.
What then? Where can the pastor turn? How can a vigorous ministry be restored?
This book focuses on how to turn weakness in to strength, how to find the power to persevere.
Through real-life stories of ministers who have been through the “slough of despond” and found productive ministry on the other side, each chapter offers both practical guidance and warm encouragement.
Secrets of Staying Power provides tested wisdom for weathering pastoral storms—and building a ministry that lasts.
This is the fourteenth volume of THE LEADERSHIP LIBRARY, a continuing series from LEADERSHIP, the practical journal for church leaders published by Christianity Today, Inc. Other volumes in the series include Well-Intentioned Dragons, Learning to Lead, and Making the Most of Mistakes.