A Practical Guide for Life and Ministry

Overcoming 7 Challenges Pastors Face

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The Seven Challenges of Highly Driven Pastors

If you have served on a church staff for any length of time, you've almost certainly dealt with unhealthy expectations. Too many pastors embrace a hard-driving ministry that borders on burnout, convincing themselves they are being obedient to God's will. In reality, putting too much energy into one area of life or ministry causes you to neglect others.

With thirty years of pastoral experience behind him, David Horner knows the many challenges pastors face. In A Practical Guide for Life and Ministry, Horner shows how to

Developing a well-balanced approach to responsibilities and passions will equip you to thrive in the face of the many challenges of ministry. This book can show you the way.


"This book is filled with godly, biblical, and practical wisdom for those who shepherd the people of God. With years of experience under his pastoral belt, David Horner well understands the blessings and challenges of ministry. You will be edified and encouraged by this work. It will help you find balance as you humbly serve those entrusted to your care by our Lord."
--Danny Akin, president, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary

The Author

  1. David Horner

    David Horner

    David Horner is the executive director of Equipped for Life where he equips leaders for the work of the kingdom. He holds an MDiv from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and a PhD from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary.

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