Every number is a person, with a face and a soul—but we must remember that we are not pastoring assembly lines.
New pastors quickly find out that the church on the ground is different, messier, and more complicated than the church you envisioned in your head.
Those of us in the West with the resources and time to attend seminary should be grateful and be willing to use this privilege, not to serve ourselves, but to serve others.
What does ministry after school look like? Truth is, now that you’ve been a student, you are now, most likely, on the path to something that requires an even deeper level of commitment and dependence on the Spirit of God. You are called to be a shepherd of souls.