Tuesday, May 25, 2010

5 Ministry Killers Review

Five Ministry Killers and How to Defeat Them: Help for Frustrated Pastors--Including New Research From the Barna Group Five Ministry Killers and How to Defeat Them: Help for Frustrated Pastors--Including New Research From the Barna Group by Charles Stone

My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Everyone in ministry experiences hardships, especially pastors, but sometimes a problem can fester and actually kill...kill your ministry, that is. In his recent book entitled Five Ministry Killers and How to Defeat Them Dr. harles Stone carefully explains the following five ministry "killers" as he dubs them
1. Head in the sand mentality that denies existing problems
2. Emotional investment in the wrong issues
3. Unhealthy Responses to Ministry Frustrations
4. A lone ranger attitude that says 'God and I can handle this'
5. Attitudes and actions that lead to lonely, hurting spouses

Drawing from his more than thirty years of experience, Dr. Stone uses statistics from The Barna Group, LifeWay Research, and NationalPoll.com to compile a title to not only help diagnose ministry killers, but ward against them as well.

Five Ministry Killers was an enlightening book. It not only gave me a peek into what my pastor must got through, but also gave me a warning for issues in my own real of ministry. I would wholeheartedly recommend this book to the following two groups of people: anyone in ministry or anyone who has a pastor. This book is well worth the time spent reading it.

A copy of this title was provided by Glass Road PR for review purposes. Receiving a free copy in no way affected the content of this review.

1 comment:

  1. Is it possible the reason "Burnout"
    is such a problem for
    **today's** "Pastor/Leader" is
    they have found themselves with a
    "Title" and "Position" NOT found in the Bible?

    Did anyone have the “Title” “pastor” in the Bible?
    Was anyone ordained a “pastor” in the Bible?
    Any congregations “led” and “taught”
    by a “pastor” in the Bible?

    And every “pastor” I’ve met also had
    the “Title” “Reverend.”

    Does anyone have the “Title” Reverend
    in the Bible?

    Jesus taught “His Disciples”
    NOT to be called “Master/Leader”
    For you have “ONE” “Master/Leader” The Christ.
    Mat 23:8-10 KJV

    Ezekiel 14:1-7, speaks about "Idols of the Heart,"
    and now God will speak to us according to
    the "Idols of our Heart."

    Has that “Title” “Pastor/Leader”
    become an “Idol?” of the heart?

    In my experience...

    Titles become Idols.
    Pastors become Masters.

    Heavy weights on shoulders NOT easy to lay down.

    And other sheep I have,
    which are not of this fold:
    them also I must bring,
    and they shall “hear my voice;”
    and there shall be "ONE" fold,
    and "ONE" shepherd.
    John 10:16

    One Fold - One Shepherd - One Voice.
    If Not Now, When?

    Be blessed in your search for Truth... Jesus.


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