"Highly practical, spiritually substantive and rich with examples and suggestions, this book offers much-needed insight into factors that are crucial for long-term flourishing in pastoral ministry."--Christine D. Pohl, professor of Christian social ethics, Asbury Theological Seminary
"Resilience is a trait of gifted leaders, clergy and laity alike. In this wise, insightful and intensely practical book, Burns, Chapman and Guthrie draw on extensive interviews and research to illumine traits and practices that nurture resilient ministry. Read, discuss and practice Resilient Ministry for yourself and with colleagues in community."--L. Gregory Jones, professor of theology and senior strategist in leadership education at Duke Divinity School
"Isolation, relentless demands and little nurturing result in many ministry leaders abandoning their posts. The authors have exposed much of this to the light along with a solid understanding of what is needed for pastors to thrive as faithful servants. This book is also a call to the church to care for its shepherds."--Diane Langberg, Ph.D., psychologist
"This book is accessible to both church leaders and lay Christians, and is must-reading for every believer who is willing to faithfully care for the pastors God has called to shepherd them."--Critique: A Magazine of Ransom Fellowship, 2013:3
"The content of the book certainly has the potential to help pastors to not only survive but thrive in ministry."--Ralph Gliege, MB Herald, June 1, 2013
"Any pastor and spouse will greatly benefit from a study of this material. It will confirm God's call and presence in their life and ministry, strengthen their ministry skills, and help clarify the roadmap of their ministry journey."--Gary R. Allen, Enrichment, Summer 2013
"This is a very strong 'all-in-one' resource, especially if you have not had a formal digital strategy in the past. Bourgeois's clear explanations of various tools and digital philosophies are excellent."--Paul Pastor, Leadership Journal, Spring 2013
"Resilient Ministry is a refreshingly practical book, packed with big and small suggestions for persevering and excelling in Christian ministry. . . . There is no doubt that this is a book I'll be coming back to again and again for remembering the priorities of resilient ministry"--Wes VanderLugt, Enact blog"
About the Author
Tasha D. Chapman (Ph.D., Trinity Evangelical Divinity School) is associate dean of lifelong learning and adjunct professor of educational ministries at Covenant Seminary.
Donald C. Guthrie (Ph.D., University of Georgia) is professor of educational ministries at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, Illinois. Guthrie has a broad range of past experience serving the university sphere over the years as campus minister, vice president for academics, and director of several university programs and conferences.