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My Fanatical, Regrettable Tour of Ministry

  • By Ron Mahler
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All Ron Mahler really aspired to be in life was an artist. The stars seemed to be aligned that way. However, after struggling to come to faith in Christ, God threw a heavenly curveball his way and issued him a swift call to the ministry. That's when his struggles really began. Not only were the first four churches he served in loaded with trials of many kinds, but he ended up leaving three of them consecutively, under duress. It was a long road back, each of the three ministries having had their own unique brand of disaster written all over them. Ron's greatest challenge went deeper than his need to forgive those who had hurt him; he also had to forgive himself. Consequently, Ron became a man caught between the ministry he was absolutely enamoured with and the tribulations inherent in church life. In addition, he experienced numerous onslaughts from the enemy of his soul, as Hell's devilish schemes sought to weaken his spiritual resolve and put an end to his ministry. Through all the twists and turns, second-guessing, and painful learning curves, you are invited to take a ride on his fanatical, regrettable tour of ministry. Although the final destination is unknown, its path has led to some surprising-even rewarding-events and discoveries "Pastor Ron is a caring and passionate, missional leader. His memoirs demonstrate a desperate call for open communication and cooperation, between church leaders and their pastors. His heart-wrenching stories and personal experiences with divisions in the Church of Jesus Christ, highlight the universal need for church leaders to develop a common vision for their ministries." Marilyn Kimberley, original member of the start-up team for Highland Lakes Community Church "Ron Mahler's sensitive heart and appropriate vulnerability are compelling. He is a pastor who has been through the battle and lived to tell about it. Good reminders for all of us who are striving to remain faithful as we march forward in a tour of duty for the Kingdom of God." Rev. Laird Crump Author Bio: Ron Mahler is a fanatical follower of Jesus Christ. As an ordained pastor, he has served at various churches and in different ministry capacities over the past fifteen years. He is the founding pastor of Highland Lakes Community Church in Minden, Ontario, where he lives with his wife Elaine and their two children. Ron's future plans include enjoying family life, writing more, and pursuing a Doctor of Ministry degree at Tyndale Seminary in Toronto.

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  • Additional Details
    • SKU: 9781770693050
    • Manufacturer: Word Alive Pr
    • Language of Text: English
    • ISBN 13: 9781770693050
    • Publication Date: 09/01/2011
    • Format: Paperback
    • Author: Ron Mahler
    • Page Count: 296
    • Width: 6.00 inches
    • Height: 0.62 inches
    • Length: 9.00 inches
    • Weight: 0.88 pounds
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