Publication Date: April 30, 2019
Number of Pages: 160
Series: The Gospel Coalition
Dimensions: 8.50 × 5.50 (inches)
“This book will prove to be a spiritual tonic for pastors.” —Thomas R. Schreiner
This book offers pastors examples of long-term faithfulness in ministry and practical wisdom from veteran pastors for real-life issues.
- Attending to your personal spiritual life (Tim Keller)
- Leaving a church
(D. A. Carson)
- Crafting sermons week after week
- Facing criticism
- Pastoring a church you wouldn’t attend (Tom Ascol)
- Caring for your wife in the midst of criticism
(Juan R. Sanchez with Jeanine D. Sanchez)
- Feeling deserted by members leaving (Dave Harvey)
- Pastoring a small church that seems insignificant
- Experiencing burnout
- Shepherding a church that has outgrown your gifts
- Handling financial burdens
- Doubting your calling
(Jeff Robinson Sr.)
Collin Hansen (MDiv, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School) serves as the editorial director for the Gospel Coalition. He previously worked as an associate editor for Christianity Today magazine and coedits the Cultural Renewal series with Tim Keller. He and his wife belong to Redeemer Community Church in Birmingham, Alabama, and he serves on the advisory board of Beeson Divinity School. You can follow him on Twitter at @collinhansen.
Jeff Robinson Sr. (PhD, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary) is a senior editor for the Gospel Coalition and serves as the lead pastor for Christ Community Church of Louisville. He also serves as adjunct professor of church history at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is the coauthor of To the Ends of the Earth: Calvin's Missional Vision and Legacy.
Timothy J. Keller is the founding pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York. He is the best-selling author of The Prodigal God and The Reason for God.
Dave Harvey (DMin, Westminster Theological Seminary) is the teaching pastor at Summit Church in Naples, Florida. Dave has over 25 years of pastoral experience and has traveled nationally and internationally teaching Christians, equipping pastors, and training church planters. He is the executive director of Sojourn Network, founder of AmICalled.com, and serves on the board of the Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation (CCEF). Dave is the author of Am I Called?, Rescuing Ambition, and When Sinners Say I Do, as well as a contributing author to Worldliness: Resisting the Seduction of a Fallen World.
Bryan Chapell is the senior pastor of Grace Presbyterian Church (PCA) in Peoria, Illinois. He is also the host of a daily half-hour radio Bible teaching program, Unlimited Grace, and the founder and chairman of Unlimited Grace Media (unlimitedgrace.com). Bryan previously served as the president of Covenant Theological Seminary in St. Louis, Missouri, and is the author of a number of books, including Holiness by Grace.
Dan Doriani (PhD, Westminster Theological Seminary) serves as the vice president of strategic academic projects and professor of theology at Covenant Seminary. He previously served as the senior pastor of Central Presbyterian Church in Clayton, Missouri, and has been involved in several planning and study committees at the presbytery level in both the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA) and the Evangelical Presbyterian Church (EPC). Dan lives with his wife, Debbie, in Chesterfield, Missouri, and has three grown daughters.
Juan R. Sanchez (PhD, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary) is the senior pastor of High Pointe Baptist Church in Austin, Texas, and the cofounder and president of Coalición. He is the author of several books and a contributor to Faithful Endurance.
John Starke is the lead pastor at Apostles Church in New York City, New York. He is the coeditor (with Bruce Ware) of One God in Three Persons. He is married to Jena and has three children.
Brandon Shields is pastor of Soma Church in Indianapolis, Indiana.