Links for your weekend reading:
I sought advice from veteran pastors and church planters. Their counsel has come through classes, formal coaching relationships, and one-off meetings or phone calls.
“Conversionary Protestants” changed the world, because they didn’t focus first on changing the world, but on faith in Christ.
- Gospel Content
- Gospel Communities
- Gospel Causes
It struck me that God had called me on sabbatical for that moment—to heal me of wounds that had gone so deep that I hardly knew what life was like without them. Feeling the great surge of letting everything wash away, feeling stripped bare, I was reminded that his grace is sufficient, and he does in fact make all things new.
I don’t know a single person for whom reading has not proved beneficial…God is a God of words and we have a responsibility to find out what he has to say.
- Put the ministry before your family.
- Tell them how much is expected of them as a pastor’s kid.
- Tell them about church conflicts as often as possible.
- Look godlier at church than when you are at home.
- Act more like a live-in, full-time pastor at home, rather than a parent.
Remember that being busy isn’t all it’s cracked up to be and often isn’t as necessary as we think.
- Wake up early
- Exercise daily
- Have a habit of disengagement
- Regularly help others
- Learn new skills
- Have multiple ways to “win” each day