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  • Resilient Ministry : What Pastors Told Us About Surviving And Thriving

    $27.00

    Introduction
    1 Life In Pastoral Ministry
    2 The Five Themes Of Resilient Ministry
    3 Evaluating Spiritual Formation
    4 Pursuing Spiritual Formation
    5 Self-Care: Burning On, Not Burning Out
    6 Self-Care: Pacing Our Lifestyles
    7 Understanding Emotional Intelligence
    8 Developing Emotional Intelligence
    9 Exploring Cultural Differences
    10 Improving Cultural Intelligence
    11 Marriage And Family: Stressed By Ministry
    12 More Marriage And Family Stressors
    13 Leadership Poetry
    14 Leadership Plumbing
    15 Concluding Insights And Next Steps
    Appendix A: Research Methods Of The Pastors Summit
    Appendix B: Questions For Personal Evaluation And Annual Reviews
    Appendix C: Emotions Checklist
    Appendix D: Constructing And Interviewing A Family Diagram
    Appendix E: Best Practices For Forming Peer Cohorts
    Notes

    Additional Info
    What does it take to have fruitful ministry over the long haul? The stresses of pastoring are well known and can be a match for even the best-prepared, most experienced in ministry–multiple tasks, long hours, taxing responsibilities and, yes, some challenging personalities. Too often the results can be burnout, being run out or just feeling worn out. To find out how pastors can thrive as well as survive, the authors undertook a five-year in-depth research project among working pastors. Here in this ground-breaking book is the distilled wisdom of dozens of pastors who have been on the front lines of ministry. We hear from them what works, what doesn’t and what distinctive issues people in ministry face. The authors uncover five key themes that promote healthy, sustainable ministry that lasts–spiritual formation, self-care, emotional and cultural intelligence, marriage and family, leadership and management. These themes are unpacked from the vantage point of ministry on the ground. Questions for personal evaluation and reflection are included throughout the book to bring home the significance of each section. This is the perfect companion for a peer cohort of pastors to read together. It can also be of value to church boards and others who want to better understand how to help sustain their pastors in ministry. In short, this is a book pastors can’t live without.

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  • Fresh Start Divorce Recovery Workbook

    $18.99

    Part 1: Coming Unglued
    1. Hitting The Slope: The Stages Of Divorce Recovery
    2. Can This Marriage Be Saved?: The Separation/Reconciliation Struggle
    3. You Can Book It: Biblical Insights About Divorce
    4. There Oughtta Be A Law: Dealing With The Legal Issues
    Part 2: Picking Up The Pieces
    5. Single Again: Reentry Into The Single Life
    6. Show Me The Money: Dealing With Your Finances
    7. What’s That You Say?: Communication And Conflict
    8. Everything You Always Wanted To Know About … : Sexuality For The Single Again
    9. Pardon Me: Working Through Bitterness And Learning To Forgive
    Part 3: Other Issues
    10. Kids In The Middle: Helping Children Of Divorce
    11. You’ll Never Walk Alone: Support Groups For The Separated And The Divorced
    Article 1: Developing A Positive Self-Image
    Article 2: Handling The Holidays
    Article 3: There’s No Such Thing As An Ex-Grandparent
    Article 4: Divorce And The Church
    Appendix A. Action Points
    Appendix B. Test-Retest Adjective Checklist
    Appendix C. Marriage And Divorce Position Paper

    292 Pages

    Additional Info
    Based on the authors’ personal experiences as well as the experiences of thousands who have benefited from the acclaimed Fresh Start Seminars, The Fresh Start Divorce Recovery Workbook is a total recovery program for anyone who faces a divorce or separation. Offering a Christian perspective, Bob Burns and Tom Whiteman discuss the typical stages of a divorce-on a physical, emotional, and spiritual level. The Bible-based insights included in this revised and updated edition will give you the practical tools you need to recover from the trauma of divorce and complete the journey toward wholeness after the painful breakup of a marriage. Questions, self-tests, exercises, and practical information will enable you to:

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