Finishing Well in Ministry (eBook)

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Finishing Well in Ministry is a unique book that combines biblical truths based on Paul’s letter to the Philippians and important personal well-being principles for longevity and faithfulness in our ministries. No matter how long you have been in ministry, this book will spur you to “press on toward the goal for the prize of the heavenly call of God in Christ Jesus” (Phil. 3:14).

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Description

The personal well-being of pastors and church leaders is often taken for granted. There is an assumption and expectation that “spiritual” people are resilient and know how to look after themselves. Unfortunately, however, many pastors and church leaders around the world do not attend adequately to personal well-being issues and consequently withdraw from ministry or fail to finish well.

Finishing Well in Ministry is a unique book that combines biblical truths based on Paul’s letter to the Philippians and important personal well-being principles for longevity and faithfulness in our ministries. No matter how long you have been in ministry, this book will spur you to “press on toward the goal for the prize of the heavenly call of God in Christ Jesus” (Phil. 3:14).

Foreword
Introduction
1. Imago Dei
2. The Importance of Self-Care
3. Paul: Pastor, Church Planter, Victorious Finisher
4. “Union Life” in Christ
5. Purpose and Destiny
6. Obedience to Christ
7. Call to Community
8. Theology of Weakness
9. Faithfulness in Ministry
Afterword
Endnotes

Finishing Well in Ministry is theologically grounded in the Christian understanding of what it means to be created in the image of God (Gen. 1:26–27). Furthermore, it is biblically rooted in the life and the letters of the Apostle Paul. Through a careful study, Paul is lifted up as the model of what vibrancy and joy in ministry should look like. From him we learn the key ingredients and practices in experiencing such a ministry today. We are then invited to follow the example of Paul as he follows Christ. […] Reading this practical, accessible book will surely rekindle your fire and renew your passion for ministry. Better yet, it will set before you a clear pathway and concrete practices that will enable you to run and finish the race to which Christ has called you with gladness and strength and joy. Stephen A. Seamands Professor of Christian Doctrine, Asbury Theological Seminary

Ong Hwai Teik

Passionate about shepherding God’s people, Ong Hwai Teik desires to help fellow pastors and church leaders thrive in the long race of life and ministry. He was called into the pastoral ministry soon after coming to faith in Christ as a teenager and received theological and ministry training in both Malaysian and overseas seminaries. He has served as a pastor with the Methodist Church in Malaysia for the past 30 years and was the president of its Trinity Annual Conference for 11 years, before being elected into the Episcopal Office in 2012. He has also been blessed with a wife and a daughter — his two greatest supporters.