How To Survive The Storms Of Pastoral Ministry. Satan is a strategic foe. His darts and doubts are designed to undermine the power of truth. He knows the importance of destroying the integrity and well-being of spiritual leaders in order to decimate the church of Jesus Christ. Pastors and church leaders need to learn about how to prepare for and protect themselves so they can lead effectively and without "losing altitude." "Defying Gravity "makes leaders aware of the pitfalls of ministry and equips them with the tools to avoid these temptations and traps.
This book is the fruit of Daniel Henderson's 25 years of pastoral ministry, mostly spent as the Sr. Pastor of three churches. It also reflects his very active ministry in the past 11 years as a speaker in pastors' conferences and renewal events, which have given him many occasions for interaction with hurting pastors. From those lessons learned he instructs on the nine gauges on the leadership instrument panel that you need to monitor to keep soaring no matter what storms come your way.
The nine gauges he refers to are: applied truth, spiritual intimacy, personal integrity, Biblical identity, genuine accountability, eternal significance, healthy family life, indispensible pain, and a captivating call. (recommended by Missio Nexus)
About the author:
Daniel Henderson is founder and president of Strategic Renewal, a ministry focused on igniting the heart of the church through personal renewal, congregational revival, and leadership restoration for the glory of Jesus Christ. After spending 25 years in pastoral ministry, Daniel is now full-time with Strategic Renewal. He also serves as Pastor of Prayer and Renewal at Thomas Road Baptist Church in Lynchburg, Virginia and as Assistant Professor for Renewal and Church Leadership at Liberty University.