Sustainability in Ministry

2011 The Nines Conference


In this 4-minute session from the 2011 The Nines Conference by Leadership Network, Keld Dahlman is the Pastor of Aarhus Valgmenighed, in Denmark offers a vision for how pastors can set themselves up to endure in long-term ministry.


Which of Keld's points did you find most impactful? Why?
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What did the Lord reveal to you through this message? Did you gain a specific insight into your life or ministry? What challenged you?
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How were you encouraged through this message? How can you use what you’ve learned to encourage someone else—in your personal life, at work, or at church—and equip them as a disciple of Christ?
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How, practically, can you implement what you heard from this message in your life and/or ministry today? What will you do differently this week because of what you’ve just heard?
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As Keld shared, burnout, divorce, and personal breakdowns make for some of the key hindrances to fruitful ministry. Expanded our vision to include that of an extended spiritual family is a helpful principle for long-term success. As you consider your own ministry, look for ways to incorporate this concept into your own practice. Surround yourself with dependable community willing to share resources in pursuit of the vision God has placed before you.


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