The joy of serving as an undershepherd of the Chief Shepherd is all the greater when shared with other called and qualified men.
I can assure you that you’re not the first pastor to wrestle with the question of whether you’re really called to pastoral ministry.
Dr. York sits down with JT English, Pastor of the Village Church Institute in Dallas, TX, to discuss training and equipping in the local church.
Dr. York sits down with Bob Russell (author, former pastor of Southeast Christian Church in Louisville, KY) to discuss preaching, pastoring, and ministry that endures.
In ministry, God lets us grow hungry so we realize how desperately we need him.
Remember, she is your wife, not your fellow pastor.
Church disrupters are dangerous. Learn how to spot them — and how to deal with them.
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.