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Planting a Church without Losing Your Soul: Nine Questions for the Spiritually Formed Pastor

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ISBN: 9780830852796
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Overview

What does it take to be a church planter or other ministry entrepreneur? Most leaders start out with passion, a sense of calling, and a focus on building ministry skills. Such things might get some results, but they are not enough to sustain a healthy ministry—or a healthy life. Beyond the vocational capacities every church planter needs, there’s a range of capabilities more difficult to measure but even more essential: what veteran church planter Tim Morey calls spiritual competencies.

Morey provides here a practical guide to spiritual formation geared to the unique needs of church planters. He helps readers answer the questions, What are the spiritual capabilities that I as a church planter need to develop? How might I lean into the work Jesus is doing in these vital areas? Spiritual competencies have to do not just with behaviors but also with the motivations, agendas, and scripts that drive behaviors. Morey explores how church planters can become people who

  • invest in their own physical, emotional, relational, and spiritual health
  • accept limits and share responsibilitiescan be trusted with powerare able to stay resilient and grow through difficultiescan minister without being noticedfind a sustainable pace that helps them avoid burnout

The health of a church or any ministry organization is directly linked to the health of its leaders. Church planters may be used to improvising, but when it comes to their spiritual lives, they can't afford to just wing it. Featuring real-life stories from leaders, suggested practices, and discussion questions in each chapter, this book will equip individuals and teams (and those who coach them) to commit to an intentional plan for spiritual formation—for the good of their churches, their relationships, and their own lives as disciples of Jesus.

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  • Features real-life stories from leaders, suggested practices, and discussion questions in each chapter
  • Addresses common obstacles of church planting
  • Provides a practical guide to spiritual formation geared to the unique needs of church planters
  • Foreword by Scott Sunquist
  • Introduction: What Does a Spiritually Formed Church Planter Look Like?
  • How to Be Both a Pastor and a Person
  • Growth: How Can I Plan for My Own Spiritual Formation?
  • Suffering: Can I Embrace a Life Peppered with Difficulty?
  • Power: Do Others Experience Me as a Safe Person?
  • Obscurity: Can I Minister Without Being Noticed?
  • Failure: Am I Resilient in the Face of Setbacks and Defeats?
  • Pace: Am I Treating Church Planting like a Marathon or like a Sprint?
  • Team: Have I Relinquished My Ambition to Be a Superhero?
  • Conflict: Do I Handle Difficult People Graciously?
  • Family: Am I Leading in a Way That Brings Life to Those Dearest to Me?
  • Conclusion
  • Title: Planting a Church without Losing Your Soul: Nine Questions for the Spiritually Formed Pastor
  • Author: Timothy R. Morey
  • Publisher: IVP Academic
  • Print Publication Date: 2020
  • Logos Release Date: 2020
  • Pages: 178
  • Era: era:contemporary
  • Language: English
  • Resources: 1
  • Format: Digital › Logos Reader Edition
  • Subjects: Church development, New; Pastoral theology
  • ISBNs: 9780830852796, 9780830853434
  • Resource ID: LLS:PLNTNGCHRCHPSTR
  • Resource Type: Monograph
  • Metadata Last Updated: 2020-12-16T22:14:14Z

In the Logos Reader Edition, this volume is enhanced to best fit the content. Scripture references are hand-tagged to integrate with powerful functionality in Logos Bible Software. Page milestones and internal citation tagging provide accurate points of reference. Search important words across resources to find exactly what you’re looking for. Take the discussion with you using tablet and mobile apps. With Logos Bible Software, the most efficient and comprehensive tools for reading digital content are in one place, so you get the most out of your study.

Tim Morey (DMin, Fuller Theological Seminary) is founding and lead pastor at Life Covenant Church in Torrance, California. He serves as a church planting coach for the Evangelical Covenant Church and as an adjunct professor at Fuller Theological Seminary.

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