Steady Strength: Reversing Ministry's Dangerous Drift Toward Depletion (Paperback)

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Steady Strength: Reversing Ministry's Dangerous Drift Toward Depletion (Paperback)


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A flourishing pastoral heartbeat is possible—for those who are intentional.

Ministry in modern society presents a perpetual assault on the pastor’s soul. Culture has changed, and the challenges of ministry have changed with it. Many new pastors are discovering that they’re ill-equipped to manage unexpected, soul-health tensions of ministry. Some are walking away, and others are choosing to not enter the pastorate despite a sense of God’s calling.

Cary Schmidt shares a fresh approach to cultivating emotional health for a lifetime in ministry. Infuse your weary pastoral soul with renewed health, consistent joy, and true flourishing.

The heart of Steady Strength is to bring vitality and renewed passion to perplexed and weary servants. Schmidt explores how tensions on the modern pastor can be navigated in three compelling ways:

  • Reckoning with the realities of an unusual call.
  • Cultivating health in unique ways.
  • Nurturing a robust, gospel-culture in ministry.

Far from a mournful, complaining manifesto of the negative burdens of the pastor’s life, this book is a celebration of the wonderful and joyful opportunity to shepherd God’s people. In this three-part book, Cary Schmidt unfolds a workable approach to sustained, joyful pastoral health.

CARY SCHMIDT (MMin, DMin) serves as the senior pastor of Emmanuel Baptist Church in Newington, Connecticut. He and his wife, Dana, have been blessed with three children, their spouses, and four grandchildren, and they have enjoyed over thirty years of marriage and ministry together. Cary is the author of more than a dozen books, and his passion is to point people to Jesus Christ through leading, teaching, and writing. You can connect with Cary at
Product Details ISBN: 9780802431615
ISBN-10: 0802431615
Publisher: Moody Publishers
Publication Date: November 7th, 2023
Pages: 208
Language: English