Faithful Endurance: The Joy of Shepherding People for a Lifetime
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This book offers pastors examples of long-term faithfulness in ministry and practical wisdom from veteran pastors for real-life issues.
- Attending to your personal spiritual life (Tim Keller)
- Leaving a church
(D. A. Carson)
- Crafting sermons week after week
- Facing criticism
- Pastoring a church you wouldn’t attend (Tom Ascol)
- Caring for your wife in the midst of criticism
(Juan R. Sanchez with Jeanine D. Sanchez)
- Feeling deserted by members leaving (Dave Harvey)
- Pastoring a small church that seems insignificant
- Experiencing burnout
- Shepherding a church that has outgrown your gifts
- Handling financial burdens
- Doubting your calling
(Jeff Robinson Sr.)
“In ministry, you need company—and the wiser the company, the better. Not all of us enjoy mutually encouraging pastoral friendships with the likes of the contributors to this volume, but here they welcome you into their own lives and experiences and doubts and heartbreaks and trials. In so doing, they offer counsel and hope for those in ministry. And we all need that.”
J. Ligon Duncan III, Chancellor, CEO, and John E. Richards Professor of Systematic and Historical Theology, Reformed Theological Seminary
Collin Hansen (MDiv, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School) serves as the editorial director for the Gospel Coalition. He previously worked as an associate editor for Christianity Today magazine and coedits the Cultural Renewal series with Tim Keller. He and his wife belong to Redeemer Community Church in Birmingham, Alabama, and he serves on the advisory board of Beeson Divinity School. You can follow him on Twitter at @collinhansen.
Jeff Robinson Sr. (PhD, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary) is a senior editor for the Gospel Coalition and serves as the lead pastor for Christ Community Church of Louisville. He also serves as adjunct professor of church history at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is the coauthor of To the Ends of the Earth: Calvin's Missional Vision and Legacy.