Liberating Ministry from the Success Syndrome (Le ministère libéré du syndrome de la réussite)
Each year, thousands of God's servants leave the ministry confident that they are falling short of the calling given to them. A few years ago, during a deep questioning of his faith, Kent Hughes almost became one of them. However, he and his wife, Barbara, decided to turn to the Word of God instead, determined to understand God's thinking about success and to evaluate
their ministry from a biblical perspective.
This book describes their journey and their release from the "success syndrome" - the mistaken belief that success in ministry is measured by quantitative church growth. These days, it's easy to be won over by the thought of the world that puts numbers on everything. However, the authors of this book explain that true success in ministry does not lie in numbers, but rather in several key areas: faithfulness, service, love, faith, prayer, holiness and likeness. to Jesus Christ. Their reflections will encourage readers who grapple with feelings of failure and lead them to a deeper and more complete understanding of success in Christian ministry.
R. KENT HUGHES (D. Min., Trinity Evangelical Divinity School) is Pastor Emeritus of College Church in Wheaton, Illinois. He taught practical theology for several years at Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
BARBARA HUGHES has supported her husband Kent's pastoral ministry for over forty years while raising four children. She is a popular teacher among women's groups
Table of contents
Part 1 - A Dark Night for the Soul
1. Disappointed dreams
2. "Hold on to my faith"
Part Two - Definitions
3. Success is defined by loyalty
4. Success is defined by service
5. Success is defined by love
6. Success Is Defined By Faith
7. Success Is Defined By Prayer
8. Success is defined by holiness
9. Success, a question of attitude
10. Sweet success!
Part Three - Encouragement
11. Encouragement of God
12. The encouragement of the appeal
13. Encouragement for the Ordinary
14. Encouragement from colleagues
15. Encouragement of the upcoming award
Part Four - Help
16. The pastor's wife can help
17. The assembly can help
Original title : Liberating Ministry from the Success Syndrome
Authors : Kent & Barbara Hughes
Publication : August 2021
ISBN : 9782890824720
Pages : 237
Format : paperback
Weight : 292 g