Faithful Endurance: The Joy of Shepherding People for a Lifetime

Edited by Collin Hansen, Jeff Robinson Sr., Contributions by Timothy J. Keller, Dave Harvey, Bryan Chapell, Dan Doriani, Juan R. Sanchez, John Starke, Mark McCullough, Scott Patty, Tom Ascol, Brandon Shields

Faithful Endurance

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Faithful Endurance: The Joy of Shepherding People for a Lifetime

Edited by Collin Hansen, Jeff Robinson Sr., Contributions by Timothy J. Keller, Dave Harvey, Bryan Chapell, Dan Doriani, Juan R. Sanchez, John Starke, Mark McCullough, Scott Patty, Tom Ascol, Brandon Shields

Pastoral ministry is not for the faint of heart. The difficult circumstances unique to leading a church can cause young pastors to question their calling and quickly burn out. But quitting or failing are not the only options—a fact proven by the faithful track records of veteran pastors throughout church history. Featuring contributions by a diverse team of experienced pastors such as Tim Keller, D. A Carson, Bryan Chapell, Dave Harvey, and Juan Sanchez, this book offers young pastors a realistic view of issues that could potentially undermine their ministry—issues such as family life, personal devotions, criticism, and financial strain. Each chapter includes a letter written by a young pastor setting up a dilemma, followed by an answer filled with wisdom gleaned from the Bible, history, and years of personal experience, to encourage pastors to keep the future in view as they press on in ministry.


Editors:

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.


Table of Contents:

1. Is It Time for Me to Go? (D. A. Carson)

2. Ministry Has Left Me Spiritually Listless (Tim Keller)

3. My Preaching Always Sounds the Same (Bryan Chapell)

4. I’m Under the Fire of Criticism (Dan Doriani)

5. I Would Never Have Attended the Church I Now Lead (Tom Ascol)

6. My Wife Is Always in My Corner, but Never in the Ring (Juan R. Sanchez with Jeanine D. Sanchez)

7. They’ve Left, and I’m Crushed (Dave Harvey)

8. I’m Glad I Stayed in an Out-of-the-Way Place (Mark McCullough)

9. I’m Feeling Tired, Worn Out, and in Need of a Break (John Starke)

10. My Church Has Outgrown My Gifts (Scott Patty)

11. How Am I Going to Make It Financially? (Brandon Shields)

12. I’ve Come to Doubt My Calling (Jeff Robinson Sr.)

Afterword: An Interview with John MacArthur (Jeff Robinson Sr.)


Specifications:

Category: Church Ministry
Format: Paperback
Page Count: 144
ISBN-10: 1-4335-6265-0
ISBN-13: 978-1-4335-6265-5
Size: 5.5 in x 8.5 in
Weight: 7.0 ounces
Published: April 30, 2019