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Practical Advice for Weary Leaders Who Want a Gospel-Centered Culture for Their Church
Being a pastor is hard. Whether it’s relational difficulties in the congregation, the increasingly hostile attitude towards church, or just the struggle to continue in ministry with joy and faithfulness, the pressure on leaders can be truly overwhelming. It’s no surprise that pastors are burned out, tempted to give up, or think they’re going crazy.
In this practical guide, seasoned pastors Ray Ortlund and Sam Allberry help weary leaders renew their love for ministry by equipping them to build a gospel-centered culture into every aspect of their churches. Emphasizing the importance of healthy doctrine, they explain that failing to also nurture a healthy culture can be frustrating, polarizing, and even unbiblical. This encouraging guide features Scripture-focused advice on honesty, honor, preaching, leadership, and mission to support leaders and help them regain a beautiful, Christ-centered vision for their ministries.
- A Great Resource for Pastors, Church Planters, and Seminary Students: Encourages weary church leaders with Christ-centered advice on hospitality, discipleship, preaching, and more
- Valuable Ministry Insights: Each chapter features discussion questions and a brief, engaging conversation between the authors about the topic
- By Pastors Ray Ortlund and Sam Allberry: Expanding on their podcast, You’re Not Crazy
Table of Contents
Foreword by Dr. Russell Moore
Chapter 1: What Is Gospel Culture, and Why Does It Matter?
Chapter 2: Open the Doors, Open Your Heart (A Culture of Gospel Welcome)
Chapter 3: Come into the Light (A Culture of Gospel Honesty)
Chapter 4: See the Glory! (A Culture of Gospel Honor)
Chapter 5: Christ Preaching Christ (A Culture of Gospel Invitation)
Chapter 6: Leave Behind Lord-It-Over Leadership (A Culture Guided by Gentle Shepherds)
Chapter 7: Make Your Church’s Love Obvious (A Culture Fueled by Renewal and Mission)
Afterword by Bishop Clark Lowenfield