Immeasurable: Reflections on the Soul of Ministry in the Age of Church, Inc.

Immeasurable Reflections on the Soul of Ministry in the Age of Church Inc Christianity Today s Book of the Year In my first seminary class we were asked to introduce ourselves and say why we enrolled I ll never forget what one student said My denomination wants me to
  • Title: Immeasurable: Reflections on the Soul of Ministry in the Age of Church, Inc.
  • Author: Skye Jethani
  • ISBN: 9780802416193
  • Page: 164
  • Format: Paperback
  • Immeasurable: Reflections on the Soul of Ministry in the Age of Church, Inc.
    Christianity Today s Book of the Year 2017 In my first seminary class, we were asked to introduce ourselves and say why we enrolled I ll never forget what one student said My denomination wants me to have an M.Div but once they see I can grow a big church, I don t think they ll make me finish the program The priorities of this future pastor were startling, but he s nChristianity Today s Book of the Year 2017 In my first seminary class, we were asked to introduce ourselves and say why we enrolled I ll never forget what one student said My denomination wants me to have an M.Div but once they see I can grow a big church, I don t think they ll make me finish the program The priorities of this future pastor were startling, but he s not alone in them.In the years since that class, author and minister Skye Jethani has seen and pastors swallowed by the celebrity syndrome.Not long ago, ministers were among the most trusted and admired people in our culture But not any A 2013 study from Gallop revealed that Americans admiration for clergy has reached an all time low That, taken with reduced trust of institutional religion overall, makes it easy to see why ministers feel insecure about their calling In response to this trend, some pastors have looked to emulate those who are praised by the culture business leaders, entertainers, and social activists This has led to a new understanding of what a minister should be We ve turned away from viewing our pastors as shepherds, and now expect them to be celebrities Immeasurable will help ministers recognize the cultural forces shaping their view of the calling, and then reimagine what faithful church leaders can look like in the twenty first century Through short essays and reflections on the pastor s soul and skills, this book will help prospective pastors explore their calling to ministry, and it will help veteran pastors reframe their vision for the work.Drawing on cultural dynamics, personal stories, and his own experience working in a church and with church leaders, Skye Jethani will address matters like ambition, anger, community, consumerism, fame, health, justice, platform, preaching, rest,simplicity, success, vision, and .There are endless resources to help pastors do the practical work of ministry, but there are far fewer that speak to the pastor s soul and spirit Immeasurable provides affirmation and encouragement for church leaders faithfully serving God It commends the true work of ministry shepherding, teaching, encouraging while redefining what we mean by success in ministry It s a book church leaders can return to again and again for insight and inspiration.
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    About " Skye Jethani "

  • Skye Jethani

    SKYE JETHANI is an author, speaker, consultant and ordained pastor He also serves as the co host of the popular Phil Vischer Podcast, a weekly show that blends astute cultural and theological insights with comical conversation He has been a sought after consultant for groups facing challenges at the intersection of faith and culture like The Lausanne Movement, The White House Office of Faith Based and Neighborhood Partnerships, and the Interfaith Youth Core Skye has authored three books, The Divine Commodity Discovering a Faith Beyond Consumer Christianity, WITH Reimagining the Way You Relate to God, and Futureville Skye and his wife Amanda have three children Zoe, Isaac, and Lucy and reside in Wheaton, IL.

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  • Mainly for pastors and church leadership, but helpful for all who work in ministry which is all of us Skye does a great job identifying major issues in the way we do church More than anything, this book will help us think about why we do things the way we do, help us investigate our motives, give us ways in which to talk about these things and push us to positive change Many of the chapters are quite short and sweet, merely identifying the problem and forcing us to work out our response Sometime [...]


  • I first became aware of Skye Jethani through his role as co host on The Phil Vischer Podcast, and in that role, I found myself appreciating his thoughtful takes on most everything When I heard that this book was coming out, I knew I d want to read it Jethani s take on much of the present mindset of many churches resonated with me on many levels, while also challenging me at a time when my family is looking for a church after a move to a new city.The essays on Complexity, Consumerism, and Mission [...]


  • I won this book through GoodReads First Read program.I am not a Pastor or leader in my church but I still really enjoyed this book It consists of 24 short essays on a variety of topics leaders of churches face today Each one makes you think and re examine your thoughts on various things churches do in their ministry It is well written and easy to read Jethani gives many examples that he has faced in addressing each topic.I attend a mega church When I first began attending it only had 500 or so m [...]


  • I was first introduced to Skye Jethani when my small group read The Divine Commodity Discovering a Faith Beyond Consumer Christianity nearly a decade ago The Divine Commodity was a thought provoking read that made for excellent discussion fodder and gave me a huge amount of respect for Skye s theology and wisdom.Because of how much I enjoyed The Divine Commodity, I was excited to read Skye s newest book, Immeasurable Reflections on the Soul of Ministry in the Age of Church, Inc.Immeasurable cont [...]


  • I started listening to Skye Jethani on the Phil Vischer Podcast about a year and a half ago, and I ve come to deeply appreciate his perspective on the Church and spiritual leadership Thus, when I heard of Skye s book Immeasurable Reflections on the Soul of Ministry in the Age of Church, Inc I immediately knew I wanted to read it Nearly my entire life, I ve planned to pastor in a local church, but when God led me to pastoral ministry in a university setting, I found my perspective on the church c [...]


  • Imagine shaking a tree to dislodge and retrieve fruit that is hanging there As you shake, eventually the fruit comes free and falls into your waiting arms you have received your reward, and simultaneously rid the tree of dead leaves and limbs Imagine this scenario and you have a good idea of what Skye Jethani is doing as he shakes our ministry trees trying to free good fruit while also ridding our ministries of that which is dead or dying by suggesting new ways paradigms of looking at and doing [...]


  • Skye Jethani s Immeasurable Reflections on the Soul of Ministry in the Age of Church, Inc means to refocus ministry away from all those silly business metaphors we pastors hear regularly, and place it back on the work of God in Jesus Christ for the world s sake If you re like me, and you grow weary with all the consumerist microwave esque cultural trends in church leadership, Immeasurable is the book you need to read.Here, Jethani encourages pastors to take a look at what they are doing and refl [...]


  • In Immeasurable Reflections on the Soul of Ministry in the Age of Church,Inc which I won through Giveaways, Skye Jethani is determined to refocus the ministry in an age when church attendance is waning and respect for the clergy is based on their superstar appeal In a collection of essays some long, others short he proposes that the ministerial community reflect on the essence of their calling, the condition of their souls and the true meaning of their work.Among a host of fascinating arguments [...]


  • He took my hand tightly in his and began to weep So did I And honestly reading this line on the second to last page so did I Skye has shared his heart in this book, been vulnerable and honest about some of the harder and confusing aspects of a life in Christian ministry, and in love has offered a book full of what I would honestly call potentially life saving words of wisdom Above all else I heard a clarion call to intimacy with God above all other pursuits in ministry in this book I felt inspi [...]


  • Jethani s critiques of Church, Inc the church shaped by business practices rather than biblical priorities are sharp and penetrating Immeasurable ventures to remind us that the work of God cannot be captured by metrics The nature of biblical ministry can often be inefficient, messy, and hard to measure As a pastor, Jethani challenges the ambitions, platforming, and celebrity culture that has become so prevalent in the church What I love, though, is that he doesn t speak with venom, but with love [...]


  • This book is a treasure trove Skye is so candid and thoughtful in his reflections, and he maintains an even tone in the midst of some serious critique of the state of the church Most of all, you can tell he absolutely loves the church, and believes in what it can be, which is so refreshing The essays titled effectiveness, vampires, and complexity were some of the most lucid and helpful for me, though I imagine you could let the book fall open to any page and find a worthwhile insight.As someone [...]


  • For Christian Leaders READ THIS BOOK It is a collection of interconnected essays that speak to and challenge the motivations and mechanisms of ministry Most of it I wholeheartedly agree with The rest I am chewing on Even if there are specific parts of it I eventually conclude I do not wholly agree with, those portions of the book challenge me most, and are most likely to usher change within me.


  • I received a copy of this book from the publisher for review This book is a collection of essays on various topics surrounding pastoral care, ministry, and the church Though I am not a pastor or involved in ministry as it s commonly defined , I found the insights useful as I nodded along to each chapter Skye addresses the shift that is happening in many churches across the country, explains why this might be happening, and suggests helpful perspectives.


  • There is a reason why Christianity Today listed this as book of the year for 2017 Pastors, elders, and minisry leaders need to read this book


  • Even if you are not a pastor, you should read this book as it contains good spiritual advice for everyone who has ever been part of a church.



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