17, 2015

Chuck will facilitate a clergy day on leading and caring for the most difficult people leaders encounter. His book on this topic is Toughest People to Love: How to Understand, Lead, and Love the Difficult People in Your Life—Including Yourself.

Dr. Chuck DeGroat is Associate Professor of Pastoral Case and Counseling at Western Theological Seminary. He is committed to spiritual and emotional formation for the sake of mission. For 20 years, Chuck has combined pastoral ministry and seminary training. He has served several church plants and has started two church-based clinical counseling centers. Mostly recently,  he was a teaching pastor at City Church San Francisco, where he co-founded Newbigin House of Studies, an urban and missional training center.

Toughest People To Love

Toughest People to Love

People — frustrating, confusing, disappointing, complicated — are the most difficult part of leadership, and they challenge leaders everywhere, from leaders of many to managers of a few. In this book Chuck DeGroat addresses the flawed nature of people and offers wisdom for leaders of all types in dealing with just about anyone who is difficult to lead and to love.

Toughest People to Love explores the basics of how people “tick,” encouraging leaders to examine and take care of themselves so that they can better understand and care for others. Based on DeGroat’s wealth of experience as a pastor, professor, and therapist, this book — both wise and practical — is one that countless leaders will go back to time and again for valuable insights and renewed vision.


If you would like a copy of the book, you can order “Toughest People To Love” on line HERE



Have nothing to do with foolish, ignorant controversies; you know that they breed quarrels. And the Lord's servant must not be quarrelsome but kind to everyone, able to teach, patiently enduring evil, correcting his opponents with gentleness. God may perhaps grant them repentance leading to a knowledge of the truth, and they may come to their senses and escape from the snare of the devil, after being captured by him to do his will. 2 Timothy 2:23-26 ESV

Learn how to How to
Understand, Lead, and Love
the Difficult People in Your Life -- Including Yourself !


17, 2015


Canterbury Retreat Center
1601 Alafaya Trail, Oviedo, FL 32765


$25 Per Person
Central Florida Episcopal Clergy Event



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