About This Series
This six-part series explores important aspects of personal growth in Christ to help pastors and other Christian workers survive and thrive in ministry for the long haul. This content is adapted from Resilient Ministry by Bob Burns, Tasha D. Chapman and Donald C. Guthrie. ©2013 by Bob Burns, Tasha D. Chapman and Donald C. Guthrie. Used by permission of InterVarsity Press, P.O. Box 1400, Downers Grove, IL 60515-1426. www.ivpress.com.

#1: Introducing Spiritual Formation

To survive in the long haul, pastors need to attend to their own spiritual formation, but this is as easy to neglect for pastors as for anyone.

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#2: Pastoral Identity and Vocation

To stay grounded in any circumstances, a pastor’s identity must be found in Christ, independent of his pastoral career.

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#3: Workaholism in Ministry

Work FOR God can become toxic unless it is nurtured by an interior life WITH God.

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#4: Growing Through Hardships

God develops his people – including pastors – when we respond rightly to hardships.

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#5: Foundations for Spiritual Formation

Intentional practices create encouraging conditions for pastors to grow deeper in their walk with Christ.

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#6: Spiritual Disciplines for Pastors

Spiritual disciplines help pastors step out of incessant busyness to focus on being with God, not just working for God.

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