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Leading Through Storms

Successfully Navigating Ministry While Maintaining Your Mental Health

by Geoffrey V. Dudley Sr.

Leading Through Storms
  • Length: 192 pages
  • Dimensions: 5.5 × 8.5 in
  • Published: March 18, 2025
  • Imprint: IVP
  • Item Code: A0914
  • ISBN: 9781514009147

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An Emergency Preparedness Kit for Christian Leaders

There are times when the isolation and demands of ministry can wear down even the strongest person.

When the burdens of life and ministry push you to your physical and mental breaking point, how can you lead yourself, let alone others? In Leading Through Storms, Geoffrey Dudley

  • weaves together personal narrative, biblical reflection, and leadership theories
  • teaches skills that will help leaders lean more confidently into their calling
  • focuses on how leaders can lead themselves through crises and challenges that arise throughout life

No one is immune from the storms of leadership and the brokenness they leave in their wake, but Leading Through Storms is the emergency preparedness kit that will keep you anchored.



Part 1: Before the Storm
1. Calling: How We Got Here
2. Core: The Strength of Your Leaders

Part 2: Weather Alert
3. Consecrated Courage: Prepare for the Storm
4. Construction: How to Build the Church
5. Canceled: When People Jump Ship

Part 3: In the Storm
6. Chaos: Multiple Things Can Go Wrong
7. Cash: When Money Is Not Enough
8. Community: From "Hosanna!" to "Crucify Him!"

Part 4: After the Storm
9. Counseling: It's Okay to Ask for Help
10. Clarity: How We Made It Over



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Bishop Geoffrey V. Dudley Sr. (PhD, Regent) is the founding and senior pastor of New Life in Christ Church, one of the fastest growing churches in the Metro East area of St. Louis, Missouri (O’Fallon, Illinois). Originally from Goldsboro, North Carolina, Dudley began ministry at the age of thirteen, was ordained by the United Holy Church of America in 1986, and is a retired Air Force chaplain and lieutenant colonel. He is also the CEO of iLead Enterprises, a leadership development platform for staff and workforce development. He and his wife, Glenda, have two adult children who are both ministry leaders.