Leadership is hard. Pastoring through divisive times is even harder. How do we lead well when criticized? How do we keep loving the church when hurt by her? What does it look like to remain committed to the gospel in cultural division?
Seasoned pastor Jonathan Dodson comes alongside struggling pastors and ministry leaders to guide them into the comfort of Christ. But he doesn’t stop there. Full of wisdom drawn from 2 Timothy, this book will equip you to lead the church with grace, charity and spiritual power through divisive times.
Great for pastors and ministry leaders who need encouragement and insight, or are wrestling with their calling. Makes a thoughtful gift.
Jonathan K. Dodson (M.Div, Th.M) is the founding pastor of City Life Church. He is married to Robie and has three great kids. He enjoys coaching church planters, playing tennis, and listening to The War on Drugs. He is the founder of GCdiscipleship.com which cultivates writers and resources that help make, mature, and multiply disciples of Jesus. He is the author of numerous books including, Gospel-Centered Discipleship, Here in Spirit, and Our Good Crisis.
Dane C. Ortlund (PhD, Wheaton College) serves as senior pastor of Naperville Presbyterian Church in Naperville, Illinois. He is an editor for the Knowing the Bible series and the Short Studies in Biblical Theology series, and is the author of several books, including Gentle and Lowly: The Heart of Christ for Sinners and Sufferers. Dane lives with his wife, Stacey, and their five children in Naperville, Illinois.
Table of Contents
Foreword by Dane OrtlundIntroduction1. Divided Times2. Questioning Christianity3. Redeeming Pain4. Divisive Words 5. Lovers of Self6. Preach the Word7. Continue in the Faith8. Grace to All