Before You Quit: When Ministry Is Not What You Thought

Before You Quit: When Ministry Is Not What You Thought

by Blaine Allen




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

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

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