Resources to help you connect with Jesus and personally engage in His mission

After 50 Years of Ministry 7 Things I'd Do Differently and 7 Things I'd Do the Same

June 2016

SKU: 9780802413840
Author: Russell, Bob

When Bob Russell became the pastor of Southeast Christian Church in Louisville, it was just 120 people meeting in a basement. When he retired forty years later, it was nearing 20,000. Though his ministry was clearly successful, he’d be the first to tell you it wasn’t perfect.

In After 50 Years of Ministry, Bob reflects on the best of what he’s learned (sometimes the hard way) about ministry and leadership, like how to:

  • Respond to criticism

  • Stop comparing yourself to other pastors

  • Handle a staff moral failure

  • Prioritize preaching in your schedule

  • Build trust with your elders

  • Make better use of downtime 

  • Protect your marriage

Marked with Bob’s humor and warmth—and packed with great stories and illustrations—After 40 Years of Ministry is sage advice from a man who practiced faith, put his hand to the plow, and saw God work. If you are in leadership of any kind, don’t miss this chance to learn from one of the best.