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The Politics of Ministry: Navigating Power Dynamics and Negotiating Interests

The Politics of Ministry: Navigating Power Dynamics and Negotiating Interests

by Steven Garber, Bob Burns, Tasha D. Chapman and Donald C. Guthrie

We all need help navigating the politics of ministry. "Politics" is often considered a dirty word. It brings to mind lies and manipulation, accusations and scandals. But at its most basic level, politics is simply the everyday activity of getting things done with other people: understanding their interests, recognizing the power dynamics at play, and learnin… Read more…

Resilient Ministry: What Pastors Told Us About Surviving and Thriving

Resilient Ministry: What Pastors Told Us About Surviving and Thriving

by Bob Burns, Tasha D. Chapman and Donald C. Guthrie

What does it take to have fruitful ministry over the long haul? The stresses of pastoring are well known and can be a match for even the best-prepared, most experienced in ministry--multiple tasks, long hours, taxing responsibilities and, yes, some challenging personalities. Too often the results can be burnout, being run out or just feeling worn out. To fin… Read more…