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The Challenges of Pastoral Ministry

Scot McKnight wrote a post this morning about the potential for stress and burnout in pastoral ministry based on a new book called That Their Work Will Be a Joy: Understanding and Coping with the Challenges of Pastoral Ministry.

In his look at the book, Scot lays out the five principles the book addresses:

1. Pastors need to cultivate a sabbath heart:

2. Pastors need to take care of the body God gave them:

3. Pastors need to embrace wise limits:

4. Pastors need to nurture healthy relationships:

5. Pastors need to make the family a priority.

I’m excited for this book for a few reasons:

  • It’s an important topic written with wisdom directed at three specific audiences: pastors, congregations, and seminary students.
  • My boss cowrote the book!
  • The cover photo of the book is a picture I took in Cambodia (and my name is printed in tiny letters on the back of the book – woohoo!)

Check it out!



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