Before You Quit: When Ministry Is Not What You Thought

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Kregel Publications, 2001 - Religion - 160 pages
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Are you about to throw in the towel on your ministry position?

You're not alone! People just like you--pastors, church leaders, teachers, ministry staff--are quitting in record numbers . . . every day.

What's a person to do? How do you know you're making the right decision? Can you know you're making the right decision?

Well, Someone is still on your side and He would like you to review your call to ministry before making any final decisions.

Blaine Allen is on your side, too. With a knack for helping others put trying times in proper perspective, Blaine provides the tools to help you review your expectations for ministry, evaluate the roots of your current dissatisfaction, and honestly assess your physical, emotional, and spiritual strength.

Maybe it is time for a change. Just make sure you have the facts first--and that you are really listening to God--before you jump out of ministry. Blaine will help you work through the options of moving on or hanging tough. It's worth the time to take one more honest look at yourself, your call, and your options . . . before you quit!

Blaine Allen (Th.M., Dallas Theological Seminary; D.Min., New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary) vowed he would never stand before an audience again after a second grade disaster. It's ironic that he is now a pastor speaking publicly at least three times a week. He loves his current pastorate in central Mississippi, but his ministry has not always been this peaceful. Blaine has seen the ugly side of ministry and been forced to survive the spiritual shoot-outs, emotional bullets, stubborn-as-a-mule church boards, and the "this church ain't big enough for the both of us" mentalities.

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