Is the church in trouble? If so, why? What sends our pastors into frustration, depression, and loneliness? What are Turn Around Pastors? What characteristics do they possess that sets them apart? Are resources available to pastors to help them grow and enrich their churches? Can we, as members of the body of Christ, assist pastors in reaching goals set for our churches?
Dr. Gordon Penfold has served in ministry for thirty-seven years. He, along with Drs. Lavern Brown and Gary Westra lead groundbreaking research into effective pastoral ministry practices. Their innovative research can be found in their 2016 book, Pastor Unique: Becoming a Turnaround Leader. Gordon serves as the executive director of Fresh Start Ministries that assists plateaued, declining, and conflicted churches. He also is the co-founder of Turnaround Pastor, Inc. and is the Second Vice President of the Great Commission Research Network, an organization dedicated to understanding effective Great Commission ministry practices and the extension of those ministry practices worldwide.
Please join us for the fifty-third episode of Step Into the Light on Tuesday, May 16th at 8:00 AM MDT. Come on in to our chat room and let us know you’re listening!