A new resource provides help and hope for those in ministry positions or who are exploring a call to church leadership. Redemption Press announces the release of Who’s Calling? Ministry Discernment, Disasters, Restoration by Mary Theresa (Terry) Webb. Dr. Webb is an experienced ministry leader and pastoral counselor with a PhD in marriage and family counseling/addiction intervention.
Webb shows how to discern a ministry call, avoid ministry disasters, and develop healthy spiritual leadership. Issues pertinent to real-life church leadership are explored, from identifying destructive leadership, the hallmarks of redeemed churches, to helping fallen leaders. Students interested in ministry, wounded believers, or pastors sidelined by familial patterns of behavior will find this a helpful and practical look at the possibilities and downsides in the world of Christian ministry.
Included are Webb’s own experiences, the experiences of others, and composite examples. Irving S. Wiesner, MD, board-certified psychiatrist, and former chairman of the Committee on Religion, Spirituality and Psychiatry of the American Psychiatric Association says, “Mary Webb is frank and open about her own journey and provides excellent examples to draw out from the reader their own struggles, successes, and failures. Truths uncovered through psychology and related fields are brought to bear in looking at dysfunction in families and in the church.”
Webb, the author of eight other books and numerous articles, also trains pastors and counselors in the United States, Eastern Europe, and Africa through GOAL Project.
Her “Miracles and Missionary Moments” diary entries can be found on www.marytheresawebb.com