Shotgun Rider:Restoring Your Passion for the Ministry Trail is about thriving in ministry, no matter your position. It's about being at peace in the second seat . . . or the forty-second. Though the ministry ride usually begins with a spiritual and emotional high, riders soon discover there are valleys as well. With an honest and sometimes raw look into the state of ministry life, Pastor K. Douglas Brown helps riders find their way back, guiding them in rediscovering a love and passion for the ride.
Chock full of how-to advice for handling conflict—from the seemingly smallest concerns to the greatest issues of staff and church division. With keen insight, Brown shows how to invite God's heart into conflict, challenging riders to own the Great Commission as their goal, and compels them to the task of shepherding followers, with an impassioned plea to lead them, love them, and build them. The Grand Prize winner of Deep River Books ' 2014 writer's contest, Shotgun Rider is for anyone in ministry who is not in the driver's seat; a valuable resource for churches and individuals.