Do you face well-intentioned dragons? Every church has them— sincere, well-meaning Christians who leave ulcers, strained relationships, and hard feelings in their wake. They don't intend to be hostile; they don't consciously plot destruction or breed discontent. But th... Read More
Every church has them— sincere, well-meaning Christians who leave ulcers, strained relationships, and hard feelings in their wake. They don't intend to be hostile; they don't consciously plot destruction or breed discontent. But they often do undermine the ministry of the church and make pastors question their calling.
Ministering to Problem People in Your Church: What to Do With Well-Intentioned Dragons by Marshall Shelly will guide you in dealing with these challenging people. Based on real-life accounts of battle-scarred veterans, this book helps you go beyond just tolerating problem people to limiting their damage and showing them God's love. You'll discover effective strategies to turn dissidents into disciples.
This time-tested book by the editor-in-chief of Christianity Today's Leadership Journal has new chapters on using social media and caring for those with mental illness. It will help you not only preserve your sanity (and maybe your job), but minister more effectively, even to those who make life difficult.
- Product type: Default
- Format: Softcover
- Release Date: Oct 16, 2013
- UPC: 9780764211447
- Height: 0
- Width: 0
- Length: 0
Customer ReviewsWrite your own review
- I highly recommend this book! by Lucy on 12/30/2013
I really enjoyed reading this book. Marshall Shelley covers a difficult topic and one that I have faced myself … battling well-intentioned dragons! At one time or another in our in spiritual home, be it church, temple or meeting hall, we are bound to encounter a person that challenges us to our core. How to keep your spiritual balance while being attacked can be a daunting task. Marshall Shelley draws on his own experience as well as the myriad experiences of others in a Pastoral position that have dealt with difficult people. Like others in my position as a teacher, I tend to blame myself when I find myself confronted. It’s common to think that you have somehow failed to get through to this person. I have gained several new insights from reading this book and I feel better equipped to deal with any future dragons that come my way.
FTC disclosure: I received my copy from Bethany House for review purposes and was not financially compensated for this review. The opinions are completely my own based on my experience.