The statistics documenting pastoral unhappiness and frustration are everywhere. Most surveys indicate that eight out of ten pastors consider themselves discouraged in ministry. What s more, most pastors have heard the super ministry success stories and have tried to implement many of the same principles in their church only to see the same failed results they always have. Why?
The difference between success and us.
Many of the success stories we have heard of come from church plants where the founding pastors have been a part of the vision and growth from the beginning. However, in many small, medium and large churches, there were problems rooted in the church s history and pattern of behaving before we even got there. This history and these behaviors derail any leadership attempt to lead the church to significant church growth. The frustrated pastor usually has no clue where that brick wall came from or how it got there, and certainly no idea how to remove it.
The premise of this book is that the Lord of the Church does not let much else happen corporately dynamic spiritual growth, God s kind of love demonstrated in relationships, revival or renewal, to name a few until these wrongs are righted and the wounds receive attention.
The author shares his story of how the Lord helped him lead his church through the corporate healing process. He gives biblical guidelines on why this is necessary and how you can do it too. Healing topics include:
Past Shame Sinful reactivity
Splits Pastors who abuse
Churches that abuse pastors
While the road to healing may not be easy, it is possible and necessary.