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If I were on a church’s pastoral search committee, one question I would have for each candidate is:
What social media accounts do you use, how often do you publish on them, and who in your life has total access to your page and your private messages and could confront you, if necessary, about anything on there?
Pastoral counsel that leads to meaningful change should usually be earned through a relationship of trust that develops over time.
A pastor’s love to a congregation is essential to a happy and healthy ministry.
The majority of work for a pastor is in the same ballpark as the majority of work for a church planter.
How about this as a vision for your life?
Put down your roots deep and early. Commit to a local church for life. Then pass that vision on to the next generation.
We are all weak and broken and in need of a savior, and the gospel is the only solution that gets down to the very bedrock of our souls. Everything else is ancillary to that one main thing.
Advice from a senior demon to a junior demon on sex
The worst part of ministry is the relational pain. But, according to Paul, it’s worth it.