L 25 Facing Disappointment: The Challenge for Church Leaders (2016)


Most church leaders experience disappointment of one sort or another at some stage of their ministry, yet it is a subject rarely touched upon in church life or leadership literature.

This honest study examines the main causes and consequences of disappointment for ordained and lay leaders, and outlines strategies for coping with it when it comes. It argues that facing disappointment honestly is a key leadership quality that can help us to build resilience, as well as nurturing our trust and hope in the author and perfecter of our faith.

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Author: James Newcome

James Newcome was a Curate in Watford before becoming minister of an ecumenical church near Cambridge and Tutor at Ridley Hall. After eight years as Director of Ministry in Chester Diocese he became Bishop of Penrith (2002) then Carlisle (2009). He is married with four grown-up children.

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