Beyond Busyness: Time Wisdom for Ministry

Beyond Busyness: Time Wisdom for Ministry

by Stephen Cherry

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Overview

"a gift to any busy minister"
 - Dr Tim Ling

Beyond Busyness is a practical and effective step towards connecting up the limitations of time with the demands and realities of ministry. It helps ministers to take positive steps in developing a time wisdom which will help them navigate the very considerable pressures that many currently face.

"Beyond Busyness abounds with practical wisdom for those engaged in Christian Ministry. At a time when busyness, anxiety and stress characterise the lives of many of the Church's ministers, Stephen Cherry has written a much-needed book. It very effectively challenges ministers to reflect on how they approach and use the gift of time. Each of the short 28 sessions offers considerable insight into the nature of time and encourages ministers to confront their current habits and develop new life-giving practices through which their ministry can thrive and they can flourish. Every minister should spend time not only reading Beyond Busyness but integrating its wisdom into their lives."
 - DR JOCELYN BRYAN, Director of Postgraduate Studies, St John's College, Durham University

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781908381552
Publisher: Sacristy Press
Publication date: 08/01/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 320 KB

About the Author

Stephen Cherry is the Dean of King's College Cambridge, having formerly been a Canon of Durham Cathedral. He has extensive experience in parish ministry and college chaplaincy, having been Chaplain of King’s College Cambridge for five years and Rector of All Saints with Holy Trinity in Loughborough for twelve. His role in Durham combined cathedral ministry with the leadership of the Diocesan Resource Team in Durham and he was also responsible for Continuing Ministerial Development.

Stephen is the best-selling author of the Archbishop of Canterbury's 2011 Lent book Barefoot Disciple, and more recently Healing Agony, both published by Continuum. 

Stephen is a graduate of Durham and Cambridge Universities with degress in Psychology and Theology. His PhD from King’s College, London was a theological study of forgiveness which drew on psychology, ethics and literature.


Stephen Cherry is Dean of King’s College, Cambridge. Formerly he was a Canon of Durham Cathedral and has extensive experience in parish ministry and college chaplaincy, having been Chaplain of King’s College, Cambridge for five years and Rector of All Saints with Holy Trinity in Loughborough for twelve. His post at Durham combined cathedral ministry with the leadership of the Diocesan Resource Team, and he was also responsible for Continuing Ministerial Development.

Stephen is the best-selling author of the Archbishop of Canterbury’s 2011 Lent book Barefoot Disciple and Healing Agony, both published by Continuum.

Stephen is a graduate of Durham and Cambridge Universities with degrees in Psychology and Theology. His PhD from King’s College, London was a theological study of forgiveness which drew on psychology, ethics and literature. 

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EBOOK COMMENTARY

The demands of ministry are complex. Recent research on clergy experiences of ministry has underlined the reality that there is no such thing as a “normal week”. Whilst time management can be very helpful it also holds the danger of enabling us to become more efficient in our busyness. What is required is the practice of time wisdom. Stephen has done us all a service by sharing his wisdom, by encouraging us not simply to reflect on our busyness but to also have a go at changing our lives. His questions and challenges are a gift to any busy minister.


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