A pastor’s true calling is to shepherd the souls of God’s people humbly, willingly, and eagerly.
Even as an introvert, when I realize that Christ has taken the initiative to reach out to me in love, then I can find the strength to initiate conversations with strangers.
Leading God’s people is unlike any other task in the world — which is why it requires a calling of the Spirit, and not merely training for a job.
I would argue that the number of people who come to Christ and join your church should be of great concern. I believe you should care how many people are on your membership list — down to the very last one.
If we’re to endure faithfully in pastoral ministry, we need to remember that we’re leading the church in a time of tension — between the already and the not-yet.
If you are a pastor, criticism comes with the territory.
We should always sit at the feet of older, more seasoned pastors, and learn from their mistakes. Often, the implications of a wedding don’t show up for years, sometimes even decades.
Every serious pastor labors under a heavy weight. This is not belly-aching or an embellishment, but rather this is the reality of being a pastor.
These habits are not unique to long-tenured pastors. But they do seem to be most consistent among those pastors who have been at one church for at least ten years.
Seminarians study and write papers. But when it comes to being ready for ministry, one qualification usually remains the most elusive: experience.
The pages of Scripture overflow with the doctrine of uncomfortable grace.
Every number is a person, with a face and a soul—but we must remember that we are not pastoring assembly lines.
The Lord’s Supper is not a private meal that individuals share with Jesus. It is a communal meal for all of Christ’s people to worship together.
All faithful pastors regularly feel pressed to their limits. Here’s how to thrive in your weakness.
Pastoral ministry is primarily about shepherding and caring for people.