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  • Genre:RELIGION
  • SubGenre:Christian Ministry / Pastoral Resources
  • Language:English
  • Pages:200
  • Format:Paperback
  • eBook ISBN:9781667828640
  • Paperback ISBN:9781667821139

Enduring Ministry

Wisdom from Veteran Pastors for Managing Stress & Avoiding Burnout

by Jackson Andrew Hester PhD

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Overview
Pastoral ministry is a stressful job. Pastors face an enormous amount of pressure to perform and at times it can certainly feel overwhelming. Because of this, one out of every four pastors will leave ministry because of chronic stress or complete burnout. "Enduring Ministry: Wisdom from Veteran Pastors for Managing Stress & Avoiding Burnout" addresses this problem by providing practical solutions for dealing with stress in ministry. It will help you discover ways to care for yourself and your family, avoid burnout, and keep serving God's people well into your golden years of ministry.
Description
Pastoral ministry is a stressful job. Pastors face an enormous amount of pressure to perform and at times it can certainly feel overwhelming. Because of this, one out of every four pastors will leave ministry because of chronic stress or complete burnout. "Enduring Ministry: Wisdom from Veteran Pastors for Managing Stress & Avoiding Burnout" addresses this problem by providing practical solutions for dealing with stress in ministry. It will help you discover ways to care for yourself and your family, avoid burnout, and keep serving God's people well into your golden years of ministry. Kevin Ezell, President of the North American Mission Board says it well, "As the church works to push back lostness throughout North America, pastors are the point of the spear. They are critical to our work in fulfilling the mission of God in our communities. Today too many are stressed out, worn out, and burnt out. The last two years have been unbelievably tough on pastors... 'Enduring Ministry,' is like a lifeline to these wounded heroes who are on the frontlines of ministry. By leveraging the wisdom of pastors with years of ministry experience, Jackson has given a gift to the church – one that I believe can help save the ministries of many worn out pastors." This book is filled with wisdom and advice from those veteran pastors who have experienced many of the ups and downs of life and ministry all the while serving faithfully in one location over an extended period of time. They share their wisdom so that others might learn from their experiences as they make the journey through the seasons of pastoral ministry toward its final reward – the joys of heaven!
About the author
Jackson Andrew Hester is the lead pastor of Mars Hill Church with campuses in Mobile and Fairhope Alabama. He also is an adjunct professor at the University of Mobile in Mobile, Alabama. He holds a BA in Communication from that university, a MDiv from Southwestern Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas, as well as a Doctor of Educational Ministry and a PhD from Southern Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. Jackson has served churches in Texas and Alabama and is the founding pastor of Mars Hill Church where he has served for 18 years now. Jackson is married to Brandi Hester, and they have three children, Collin, Caleb, and Caroline.

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