Surviving the Stained-Glass Jungle

Surviving the Stained-Glass Jungle

by William L. Self
     
 

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Surviving the Stained-Glass Jungle is a compelling and positive look at the parish ministry through the eyes of a veteran pastor of more than fifty-three years. The book directly confronts the issues of burnout, conflict, stress, and social concerns. It gives strategy and practical help in navigating through these difficult currents. Self addresses the usual

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Surviving the Stained-Glass Jungle is a compelling and positive look at the parish ministry through the eyes of a veteran pastor of more than fifty-three years. The book directly confronts the issues of burnout, conflict, stress, and social concerns. It gives strategy and practical help in navigating through these difficult currents. Self addresses the usual themes of preaching, administration, and pastoral care, but also gives practical help with the issues of the pastor's own mental health and self-care. The target audience is seminarians and veteran pastors alike in order to encourage them in the task. Laymen would also benefit significantly by reading this book, gaining a better understanding of the ministry. Self has a national reputation as a gifted preacher, pastor, author, lecturer, motivational speaker for corporate America, and innovator in church growth.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780881465174
Publisher:
Mercer University Press
Publication date:
09/30/2014
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
135
Sales rank:
1,214,993
Product dimensions:
5.70(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.30(d)

Meet the Author

William L. Self is retired senior pastor of Johns Creek Baptist Church in Alpharetta, Georgia. A graduate of Stetson University (BA), Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (BD), and Candler School of Theology (ThD), he has received numerous honorary degrees over the years. The McAfee School of Theology at Mercer University has established the William L. Self Preaching Lectureship in his honor.

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