Everybody makes mistakes.
Not everybody, unfortunately, recovers. Mistakes are inevitable, even for pastors. Wisdom and will can go awry, and ministry can crumple.
But disruption doesn’t have to be the final word. For the Christian, gaffes, grief, and grace walk hand in hand. God is in restoration business, and he employs even failure to produce his results.
Dig into any effective pastor’s past and you uncover mistakes transformed into character. This book shows how grace combines with grit to make that happen.
Pastors who made mistakes ranging from bungling building plans to sinful deceit share not only the facts and feelings of their mistakes but the factors that brought them to recovery. Their hard-gained wisdom is transferable to other church leaders.
This is the eleventh volume of THE LEADERSHIP LIBRARY, a continuing series from LEADERSHIP, the practical journal for church leaders published by Christianity Today, Inc. Others in the series have included When to Take a Risk and Helping Those who Don’t Want Help.
More than a collection of theory, THE LEADERSHIP LIBRARY provides practical, proven ways to handle the most difficult aspects of Christian leadership.