- THEOLOGICAL COLLEGE
Bob Burns, Tasha Chapman and Donald C. Guthrie have written an important book: Resilient Ministry: What Pastors told us about Surviving and Thriving. It is worth a careful read by many church leaders. An interesting statement: “One surprising discovery we made in the summit was the continuous questioning by pastors of their call to the particular ministry they were serving. This seemed to be a nearly universal experience.” (pp. 63-64) Is this questioning a sign of healthy self-examination? Or is it an internal battle that undermines loyalty to present relationships and lessens ministry effectiveness? Does it reflect our own insecurities as pastors? Or that the work is very draining? Or both? I have lots of questions! Anyone with thoughts on this ever-present reality?