Practical Ministry Skills
How to Last as a Leader
Avoid ministry burnout by following these practices.
See related Resource Bundle (Discounted Price!)
Store Code: PS83
Format: Microsoft Word Premium Content - Click for info
Price: $14.95



"Successful people in all walks of life, whether they are artists, inventors, scientists, or executives, never lose the spirit of a learner. They are like trees: when the tree stops growing, the fruit starts to rot," says Dave Kraft in this resource.

Continual growth is one of several principles important to a lasting leader. This 24-page resource has articles that offer insights and practices to help you keep your ministry strong over time.

NOTE: You have permission to make up to 1,000 copies of this resource to be distributed in a church or educational setting.

This Resource contains all of the following:

Your Life's Purpose Statement
Having a clear purpose can fuel your journey.

The Importance of Passion (free sample)
Let your enthusiasm and joy become contagious.

The Leader's Priorities
Be intentional with what you do and don't do.

Measuring Your Pace
We don't all have the same capacity.

Keep Growing to Keep Going
The leader who continues to learn can continue to thrive.

Rejuvenation for Church Leaders
10 practical ways to refresh your soul.

Keeping Your Clock Ticking
A primer on the benefits and practices of solitude.

The Discipline of Journaling
Why mapping your private world can bring your soul into focus.

When Power Tempts You
Forget money and sex. The real temptation is "king me."

When Doubt Comes
Discern when you're more vulnerable to doubt and how you can deal with it.

Free Trial

Also of Interest
Leadership Lessons from Billy Graham
Apply the principles that defined Billy's leadership to your own ministry.

Cultivating a Positive Church Culture
Healthy teams make healthy churches.

The Ten Commandments of Mentoring (free sample)
Creating relationships that help people grow.

My Church's Inferiority Complex
How one congregation traded the "poor little us" mindset for new confidence.

Topics:Burnout, Enthusiasm, Human limitations, Leadership, Time
Filters:Management, Pastor, Shepherd, Worship leader
References:John 17:4, 1 Peter 5:2-3, 2 Timothy 1:7
share this pageshare this page

User Reviews

Average User Rating:

Displaying 1–5 of 6 comments

Jarrett Eschenfelder

February 12, 2015  7:46pm

I have to agree with the pricing concerns.

Report Abuse

susan christie

January 29, 2015  5:42pm

I'm in church thats in its rocking chair with a plate of bran for sustenance. The pastor is starving for spiritual food. I found your site in the hope that I could find HOPE - not only for myself but to perhaps to hand encouraging articles on to others in our church. However, I agree with 'Joel" in that your downloads are extremely expensive for 14 or 26 pages and, unlike a book i might be tempted to buy, I can't even flip through your downloads to see if they REALLY suit my needs. Please be considerate of your readers who need to sustain their Christian heartbeat through sites such as yours but are having cardiac arrest over your exaggerated prices. For some folk, $14.95 buys groceries for a few meals!! Susan

Report Abuse

Patrick Chong

October 13, 2010  12:57am

I absolutely agree with Joel. Please be cautious in not creeping into commercialisation of your God-given ministry.

Report Abuse


August 03, 2010  1:09pm

$14.95 for 24 pages that contain 10 "articles"?? I have to agree with Don...this seems a little steep for what it claims to be. Most books can be purchased for this amount, new or used. I think you guys are starting to think a little too much of yourselves!! Maybe time for a "humility check" on your part. Thanks, but no thanks.


July 31, 2010  6:20am

Have you given any thought to whether such statistics have more to do with a church paradigm that requires a leader be more than a pastor... ?

Submit Your Rating and Review *



1000 character limit

* Comments may be edited for tone and clarity.

Member Center
Log in

Meet Our Editorial Advisors

More from Christianity Today