Reclaiming the Joy of a Church Vocation
Non-ordained professional church workers run just a great a risk of becoming depleted-spiritually, relationally and vocationally, as well as physically and financially as pastors. Nearly every worker in a church or parochial school endures times of significant hardship, but few are willing to admit how overwhelmed they often feel by the demands and expectations placed on them. Reclaiming the Joy of a Church Vocation will guide you on a detailed analysis of the hazards of the church work lifestyle and help you discover new possibilities for a long, joyful and fruitful career in ministry. A revision of the previous work Reclaiming the Joy of Ministry, written by a longtime parish pastor, the insights of this volume draw on the latest research into church worker stress and burnout and the author’s vast experience as a pastor, mentor and guide to other church workers.