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

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Learn Ministry from One of the Best

When Bob Russell became the pastor of Southeast Christian Church, it was just 120 people meeting in a basement. When he retired forty years later, it was nearing 20,000.

Though Bob's ministry was a clear success, he'd be the first to say it wasn’t perfect. In After 50 Years of Ministry he shares why. He reflects on the best of what he’s learned—sometimes the hard way—about ministry and leadership, like how to:

  • Respond to criticism
  • Protect your marriage
  • Stop comparing yourself to other pastors
  • Handle a staff moral failure
  • Prioritize preaching in your schedule
  • Build trust with your elders
  • Make the best use of downtime

Hilarious, warm, and full of great stories and illustrations, After 50 Years of Ministry is sage advice from a faithful servant of God. If you are in leadership of any kind, don’t miss this chance to learn from one of the best.

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"If you read this book at age 70, you’ll nod. If you read it at age 45, you’ll make mid-course corrections. If you read it at age 25, you will avoid a world of hurt."
—Dr. John Chandler, Spence Network

"I have known and respected Bob Russell for almost 30 years. When I learned about this book, I could not wait to read it. When he kindly sent me an advanced copy, I devoured it."
—Bill Hybels, pastor, Willow Creek Church, South Barrington, IL

"I hope every minister of the gospel, young and old, profits from the wisdom in this book."
¿¿—R. Albert Mohler, president, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

"This book is a gold mine . . . It captures the best of Bob."
¿—Max Lucado, pastor and bestselling author

"If I could only recommend one book on practical pastoral leadership, it would be this one."
—Kyle Idleman, author, Not a Fan, pastor, Southeast Christian Church, Louisville, KY

"Bob is the real deal and candidly shares what to do and what not to do."¿
—Dave Stone, senior pastor, Southeast Christian Church, Louisville, KY

About the Author:

BOB RUSSELL At just twenty-two years of age, Bob became the pastor of Southeast Christian Church. That small congregation of 120 members became one of the largest churches in America, with 18,000 people attending the four worship services every weekend in 2006 when Bob retired. Now through Bob Russell Ministries, Bob continues to preach at churches and conferences throughout the United States, provide guidance for church leadership, mentor other ministers and author Bible study videos for use in small groups. An accomplished author, Bob has written over one-dozen books.Bob and his wife Judy of 50 years have two married sons, Rusty and Phil. In his leisure time he enjoys playing golf and is an avid University of Louisville football and basketball fan.

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