Shotgun Rider:Restoring Your Passion for the Ministry Trail is about thriving in ministry, no matter your position. It's about being at peace in the second seat… or the forty-second. Though the ministry ride usually begins with a spiritual and emotional high, riders soon discover there are valleys as well. With an honest and sometimes raw look into the state of ministry life, Pastor K. Douglas Brown helps riders find their way back, guiding them in rediscovering a love and passion for the ride. Chock full of how-to advice for handling conflict-from the seemingly smallest concerns to the greatest issues of staff and church division. With keen insight, Brown shows how to invite God's heart into conflict, challenging riders to own the Great Commission as their goal, and compels them to the task of shepherding followers, with an impassioned plea to lead them, love them, and build them. The Grand Prize winner of Deep River Books ' 2014 writer's contest, Shotgun Rider is for anyone in ministry who is not in the driver's seat; a valuable resource for churches and individuals.
|Publisher:||Deep River Books|
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.50(d)|
About the Author
For over twenty five years, K. Douglas Brown has served youth and their families. Currently Pastor of Family Ministries at Metropolitan Baptist Church in Oklahoma City, Doug is passionate about his work with families. He also dedicates time each year to train church leaders abroad. A lover of the outdoors, he has hiked portions of both the Continental Divide and Appalachian Trails. Together Doug and his wife, Juli, make their home in suburban Edmond, Oklahoma, in the heart of tornado alley. They have four children, including a recently adopted daughter.
What People are Saying About This
"For over forty years, I have been a Shotgun Rider, that is, an associate pastor working alongside the Senior Pastor.There are thousands of Shotgun Riders, serving in churches around the world. They bear different labels, but they are not the Senior Leader; they don’t make the final decisions. I have never read anything more helpful than Doug Brown’s book, Shotgun Rider: Restoring Your Passion for the Ministry Trail.It is written specifically to pastoral leaders who are on the team, but are not Senior Pastors.I highly recommend it."
-Gary Chapman, PhD, author of The Five Love Languages
“A must-read book for anyone working on staff in ministry. Shotgun Rider will challenge you to embrace the significance of your role and keep your heart in the right place in spite of your circumstances. A much-needed book, written by someone who has succeeded at living out these principles.”
-Mark Jobe, lead pastor of New Life Community Church, Chicago; author of Unstuck: Out of Your Cave into Your Call
"Shotgun Rider packs a big punch! Crammed full of great stories, insight, and wisdom that will benefit veteran and rookie ministry workers alike. I found myself re-reading most sections because they are all packed with so much good stuff. Share the word; Shotgun Rider is a GREAT read!"
-Kurt Johnston, Pastor to Students, Saddleback Church