Disciplined Like A Soldier Brethren, if we are to be faithful in the work of the ministry we must be intentionally focused on what Christ has called us to. There is no doubt that there are many different areas which could distract us. Our personal sin, laziness, or even an inability to properly prioritize can lead us to drift along instead of purposely pursing the path of … [Read more...] about Dear Young Pastor . . . Be Intentional
Artificial Intelligence and Ministry The rapid advancement of technology over the last several decades has brought many new and pressing issues to the forefront. No one ever heard of television until less than 100 years ago and radio is less than 125 years old. Many new technologies have had both positive and negative impacts on the world. Our role as Christians is to … [Read more...] about No . . . Pastors Do Not Need Artificial Intelligence For Sermon Preparation!
Growing in Ministry In the year 2020, I preached my first true sermon. Meaning that I am early enough along in pastoral ministry to still be in the formative years, but far enough along to have learned a few lessons by the grace of God along the way. My “Dear Young Pastor” series on the blog seeks to chronicle some of those lessons for the sake of my own soul and others. … [Read more...] about Dear Young Pastor . . . Apply The Text
Pursuing Transformation Any pastor knows that the work of the ministry is multi-faceted with several differing needs arising over the course of any week. Just as soon as the call to visit a couple who had their first baby comes, another comes in that an elderly saint has just been called home to their reward. Marriages occur in the life of the church, as does marital … [Read more...] about Dear Young Pastor . . . Don’t Forget Your Call To Grow
Walking The Path With Warm Hearts The countless hours spent pouring over the text of Scripture in sermon preparation. Long conversations striving to give biblical wisdom to others dealing with painful life issues. Witnessing in one-on-one conversations behind the scenes. Walking through all of the administrative and oversight issues of the local church. Pastor, you know as … [Read more...] about Dear Young Pastor . . . Do Not Lose Heart