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Fit to Be a Pastor
In this important and urgent message to pastors, G. Lloyd Rediger emphasizes the necessity of integrating fitness of body, mind, and spirit in order to attain fulfillment of personhood and calling. Not immune from the debilitating unfitness that is endemic in America, pastors must be fit if they are to facilitate God's purposes in the world. Rediger stresses that clergy ne ...more
Paperback, 204 pages
Published January 1st 2000 by Westminster John Knox Press
(first published November 1999)
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Rediger is a counselor to pastors in the American mainstream vein of Christianity, which is, generally speaking, a liberal section of the population theologically. He combines stories of pastors’ experiences with a wide variety of outside references to promote a balance between body, mind, and spirit in the lives of pastors (and presumably all Christians). His insistence that negligence of one or more of these (body-mind-spirit) will be detrimental not only to a pastor’s ministry to his congrega ...more
Using the theme of being fit in mind, body, and spirit for ministry for pastors and also for congregation, it outlines what fitness looks like in those areas. It tells why all of those things are important and interrelated. Very practical and inspirational.