Stuck: Why Clergy Are Alienated from Their Calling, Congregation, and Career ... and What to Do about It (Hardcover)

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Stuck: Why Clergy Are Alienated from Their Calling, Congregation, and Career ... and What to Do about It (Hardcover)

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Stuck is a guide for understanding how and why a traditional approach to ministry does not align with the modern realities facing pastors, congregations, and seminaries. More than simply describing findings from their firsthand research, however, Todd W. Ferguson and Josh Packard offer a new understanding of why professional ministry can be so alienating today.

Stuck shifts the dominant narrative around calling, vocation, and ministry away from a focus on individual traits and characteristics of pastors and congregational leaders and toward a more structural understanding of the social forces that impact modern ministry. The authors focus on the nature of calling; the need for modern, flexible congregational supports; and a different approach to training professional clergy.

Stuck lets pastors who feel stuck know that they're not alone, they're not crazy, and it's not their fault. It helps congregations be more supportive of their clergy. And it participates in the conversation for reshaping seminary training and professional development.

Product Details ISBN: 9781506480831
ISBN-10: 1506480837
Publisher: Fortress Press
Publication Date: May 10th, 2022
Pages: 216
Language: English