Before You Quit: When Ministry Is Not What You Thought

Before You Quit: When Ministry Is Not What You Thought

by Blaine Allen

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Overview

Solid and practical emergency care for pastors, deacons, teachers, and ministry leaders who just want to throw in the towel. Sound help to reason out a decision based on calm thinking and biblical principles.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780825420122
Publisher: Kregel Publications
Publication date: 03/28/2001
Pages: 160
Product dimensions: 5.49(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.42(d)

About the Author

Blaine Allen (ThM, Dallas Theological Seminary; DMin, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary) pastors in a university community and loves it. But having served three churches over the years, along with the good he has seen the ugly side of ministry. Blind-sided. Friends turned snipers. Power plays. Betrayed. He’s been there and felt that and then some and he stilll loves to pastor! Blaine is the author of Before You Quit: When Ministry Is Not What You Thought.

Table of Contents

Introduction5
1.Expectations: Ministry Hopes9
2.Ministry Under Siege: Misreading God23
3.Unsavory Roots: A Credible Cause for Trouble43
4.No Delight, No Go: Things to Learn When God Blesses Your Problems57
5.Who's Calling the Shots? A Refresher on the Sovereignty of God69
6.Dressed to Kill: Prepare for Spiritual Warfare85
7.No Flats: What to Expect Should You Hang Tough97
8.Empty: When You Physically Crash and Burn107
9.Second Thoughts: Axioms of God's Will119
10.Cost Audit: When God Says "Do" and You Don't133
11.Thumbs: Praise and Packing Your Bags145
Epilogue157
Notes159

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