Archive for the ‘Ministry’ category

So You Want To Be A Pastor, eh?

February 25, 2009

Suppose a young man comes to you and tells you that he feels called to be a pastor. I feel that one of the weaknesses of fundamentalism has been our tendency to look to our youth for leadership instead of developing more mature believers for the pastorate. So here is the advice I would give my son if he came to me before graduating high school and told me that he felt called to be a pastor. There are 5 areas that I believe must be thoroughly developed in a man before he should pastor.

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Seeking Biblical Counsel

October 20, 2008

I have heard Proverbs 11.14 quoted many times, “…in the multitude of counselors there is safety.” Usually this is quoted as proof that we should seek counsel from other people before we make a serious decision about our life. Two recent incidents have caused me to see how people try to obey this verse but still get their own way.

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