HBI1002 - Pastors at Greater Risk

Course Description

Pastors At Greater Risk is based upon the book by the same title, which is a "rewrite" by H.B. London and Neil B. Wiseman of an earlier work entitled Pastors At Risk. It addresses the concerns of contemporary ministry as they relate to the pastor and his family. In particular it speaks to both the pastor and his/her spouse as they faces the unique challenges of parsonage life and work.

Click on the following link for a video introduction to this course: Pastors At Greater Risk

Course Objectives

You will be able to do the following:

  • Discover in detail where the risks involved in pastoral ministry come from
  • Identify 20 hazards in Christian ministry
  • Explore ministry expectations, where they come from and a strategy for taking control of them
  • Understand the ministry risks pastors face in their own family
  • Learn how to identify conditions, habits and practices that adversely affect a fulfilling ministry
  • Learn how to take control of obstacles to a healthy marriage in ministry
  • Learn to creatively approach ministry as an opportunity
  • Learn to make use of tools for ministry longevity
  • Develop practices for self-care and healing in ministry
  • Discover how to counteract the virus of sexual sin
  • Learn how to serve in ministry as an act of holiness
  • Adopt 12 steps for ministry effectiveness
  • Learn how to lift your ministry service to a new level of fulfillment
  • Develop a follow up plan to implement what you have learned

A complete list of books, requirements and additional details may be found on online.nbcime.com under "Class Schedule".