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Preventing Ministry Failure: A ShepherdCare Guide for Pastors, Ministers and Other Caregivers

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Great ministers don't just happen. Great falls from ministry don't just happen either. A complex mix of factors both internal and external test the limits of your ability to minister wholeheartedly over the long haul. Senior pastor Brad Hoffmann and licensed professional counselor Michael Todd Wilson work with pastors removed from their place of service. The common ...more
Paperback, 265 pages
Published October 1st 2007 by IVP Books (first published August 30th 2007)
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Jun 30, 2014 Tag rated it really liked it
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This is a book I stumbled across by accident. Its one of the better books I have read though regarding Pastoral ministry & church leadership. I highly recommend it for anyone in leadership at a church or ministry organization. This book has a built in guide to evaluate your ministry, your time, reminders of important things like taking time with your family, avoiding overload or burnout etc. Having said that...I picked this book up to read for my current need as a caregiver. I thought only ...more
Eric Black
Preventing Ministry Failure is a good workbook best for young ministers who can meet with other ministers to discuss self-care. More seasoned ministers can also benefit, but they are less likely to learn something new.

The book covers the following major areas of minister self-care:
• intimacy
• calling
• stress management
• boundaries
• re-creation
• people skills
• leadership
Brian Chilton
Jul 04, 2014 Brian Chilton rated it it was amazing
This manual should be mandatory for every person in, or seeking to enter, Christian ministry. From setting boundaries, understanding personalities of "problem people," to intimacy, this book has guidelines on everything a Christian leader needs to know to maintain a stable spiritual, physical, and emotional outlook on life. Highly recommended.
Andy Hickman
Jun 20, 2015 Andy Hickman rated it really liked it
A very helpful resource workbook.

“75 to 90% of all visits to primary care physicians are for stress-related complaints or conditions.”

“Stress mismanagement affects every aspect of our life.”

- Michael Todd Wilson, and Brad Hoffman. Preventing Ministry Failure: A ShepherdCare Guide for Pastors, Ministers and Other Caregivers. Downers Grove, IL: IVP, 2007.
Brian Watson
May 20, 2014 Brian Watson rated it liked it
Not a brilliant book, but it does have some important ideas for pastors to keep in mind. This is the kind of book one should read before entering ministry.
Mazie
Mar 24, 2009 Mazie rated it really liked it
Helpful tools and insights about recognizing the signs of burnout and the difference between fatigue and failure.
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