Ministering To Problem People In Your Church

Author: Marshall Shelley
Publisher: Baker Books
ISBN: 1441262857
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Do you face well-intentioned dragons? Every church has them--sincere, well-meaning Christians who leave ulcers, strained relationships, and hard feelings in their wake. They don't intend to be hostile; they don't consciously plot destruction or breed discontent. But they often do undermine the ministry of the church and make pastors question their calling. Ministering to Problem People in Your Church will guide you in dealing with these challenging people. Based on real-life accounts of battle-scarred veterans, this book helps you go beyond just tolerating problem people to limiting their damage and showing them God's love. You'll discover effective strategies to turn dissidents into disciples. This time-tested book by the editor-in-chief of Christianity Today's Leadership Journal has new chapters on using social media and caring for those with mental illness. It will help you not only preserve your sanity (and maybe your job), but minister more effectively, even to those who make life difficult.

Well Intentioned Dragons

Author: Marshall Shelley
Publisher: Bethany House Publishers
ISBN: 9781556615153
Size: 80.67 MB
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Every church has them--sincere, well-meaning Christians who leave ulcers, strained relationships, and hard feelings in their wake. They don't intend to be difficult; they don't consciously plot destruction or breed discontent among the members. But they often do undermine the ministry of the church and make pastors question their calling.Well-Intentioned Dragons guides those on church staffs in facing the strenuous task of dealing with difficult people--even ministering while under attack. Based on real-life stories of battle-scarred veterans, Marshall Shelley presents a clear picture of God's love for those on both sides of the problem. He describes tested strategies to communicate that love and turn dissidents into disciples.Here is a book that will not only help pastors and church leaders preserve their sanity (and maybe their jobs); it will help them minister more effectively, even to those who make life difficult.

Leading Women Who Wound

Author: Sue Edwards
Publisher: Moody Publishers
ISBN: 9781575673196
Size: 56.51 MB
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As more churches add women's ministry programs, there is a growing need to address the issues that naturally arise as women minister alongside one another and to one another. Given the fallen nature of the human heart as well as the complexities of personalities, conflict is an inevitable aspect of ministry. How do women deal with emotions when other women are insensitive, manipulative, or just plain mean? What does the Bible tell us? To be equpped for conflict, women must understand and master strategies specifically related to conflict with other women. Leading Women Who Wound shows women how to effectively deal with conflict within their ministries. Seasoned women's ministry leaders themselves, Sue Edwards and Kelley Mathews walk through several different aspects of conflict resolution including self examination, identification of potential sources of conflict, tools for conflict resolution, and insight on how to prevent and move beyond conflict to minister to those who have been sources of contention. Recognizing that not all conflict results in a happy ending, Leading Women Who Wound gives the tools necessary to minister effectively and move forward with integrity.

Mixed Ministry

Author: Sue Edwards
Publisher: Kregel Academic
ISBN: 0825496802
Size: 21.59 MB
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Written by well-respected ministry leaders, this must-have guide answers the question: How should men and women treat gender issues in ministry settings? Sue Edwards, Kelley Mathews, and Henry J. Rogers explore this complex and thorny issue in depth.

Antagonists In The Church

Author: Kenneth C. Haugk
Publisher: Augsburg Books
ISBN: 9780806623108
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Kenneth Haugk shows how congregational leaders can prevent or reduce much of the pain and suffering caused by antagonism in the church. He distinguishes between healthy conflict and destructive antagonism and shows how to cope productively with disruption.

Resolving Everyday Conflict

Author: Ken Sande
Publisher: Baker Books
ISBN: 1493400622
Size: 73.81 MB
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Ken Sande, author of the bestselling classic The Peacemaker, has long been a trusted resource on the topic of conflict resolution. In Resolving Everyday Conflict, Sande distills his message to the essentials, quickly equipping readers with the tools they need to bring peace to their relationships. Everyone encounters conflict--whether it be with a coworker, family member, friend, or complete stranger. And yet we all desire harmony in our relationships. Resolving Everyday Conflict is a practical, biblical, concise guide to peacemaking in everyday life that can turn tumultuous relationships into peaceful ones.

The Contemplative Pastor

Author: Eugene H. Peterson
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
ISBN: 9780802801142
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Peterson, who has been gaining a growing reputation as a "pastor's pastor", speaks words of wisdom and refreshment for pastors caught in the busy-ness of preaching, teaching, and "running the church". Chapters include poetic reflections on the Beatitudes, advice on spiritual direction "between Sundays", and the language of prayer.

Pastor Abusers

Author: Kent Crockett
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781467532945
Size: 53.47 MB
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God Tells The Man Who Cares

Author: A. W. Tozer
Publisher: Moody Publishers
ISBN: 1600663338
Size: 65.63 MB
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"God has nothing to say to the frivolous man." — A. W. Tozer Tozer states this bluntly in the book's beginning, and he carries the sentiment through the last chapter. In God Tells the Man Who Cares, Tozer urges the believer to be vigilant in his pursuit of God's voice in his life. He reminds us that stillness and meditation on the Spirit of God may be more spiritually profitable than the front of religion that is so prevalent in modern society. Stillness is the quality that is so often lost in the business of today's world. To be still and know that He is God is an old truth that is much quoted but rarely lived. Tozer's convicting voice will bring you to a new and humbling place in your relationship with the Lord. He invites you to lay your emotions at God’s feet, provides insight into the true nature of a servant's heart, and decries many aspects of institutionalized Christianity, warning against artificial religion with these words: “[It] is a disease of the soul, and can only be healed by the Physician of souls."