Leaders Who Last

Sustaining Yourself and Your Ministry

Margaret J. Marcuson

Mar/2009, 152 Pages, Paperback, 5.5 x 8.5

ISBN-13: 9781596270954



An introduction and guide to “sustainable ministry,” which empowers pastors and church leaders to focus on their inner resources for proactive leadership.

Church leadership does not have to be a recipe for burnout. There is an easier way, one that is doable, effective, and sustainable. It is counterintuitive, so help is needed to get it right. In this book, Margaret Marcuson shares her experiences and guides church leaders to a more sustainable leadership.

In this book, learn how you can:

    •Be more of a leader and less of a controller.

    •Adopt a new system of seeing yourself and those you lead.

    •Focus on yourself and the resources you bring rather than trying to help, fix, or change others.

    •Respond to others with clarity, calm, and creativity.

    •Remain more thoughtful during challenge and crisis.

    •Increase your influence without increasing your workload.

    •Reduce your overall stress about issues of congregational life.

Margaret J. Marcuson studied family systems with Edwin Friedman and the Bowen Family Institute. She speaks and writes on leadership, and works with faith leaders nationally as a consultant and coach through her company, Marcuson Leadership Circle, based in Portland, Oregon. She is an ordained American Baptist minister.

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