Fruitful Boughs Broken:<br><small> Pastors: Fruitful, Broken, and Restored</small>

Fruitful Boughs Broken:
Pastors: Fruitful, Broken, and Restored

Glenn C. Taylor

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Responding to failure in ministry is painful for all touched by it.


The journey toward failure is unchosen, undesired, and unplanned. When it occurs, we all ask ourselves this one question: why? The result of failure is the loss of many well-trained and adequately equipped men and women from churches. Often, they disappear into oblivion.

This has been true throughout history. It’s not a new problem. Witness the experiences of Abraham, David, Elijah, and Peter in Scripture. They served well, but they also failed, disappointing God and their associates. Modern pastors, too, become entrapped in situations of fear, loneliness, depression, and failure.

We must address ways to prevent failure and learn about possibilities for intervention in order to be the witnessing church that God intends us to be.

Softcover Trim Size: 5.5 x 8.5

Page Count: 242

About the Author:

Glenn C. Taylor began his pastoral ministry in 1956 as a church planter. He planted three churches and also has served as a correctional chaplain, professor, counsellor, and assistant to the president in a college and seminary setting. He served as a CEO of a large inner-city ministry and a counsellor/consultant to more than 30 mission organizations, travelling to more than 20 countries for ministry and conflict/management concerns. He has graduate degrees in theology and psychology and training in trauma counselling. His passion has been the integration of these disciplines. He has provided counselling for pastors from many denominations as well as many churches in conflict. His wife Mary has provided accommodation in her home for hundreds of ministering families over many years.