Michael Milton asks whether pastors see themselves as a CEO or a shepherd. The answer will impact not just on a style of leadership, but on the nature of the body being led. He contrasts a purpose statement from a chief executive officer with one of his own creation about pastoral ministry: CEO Leadership First, …

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Michael Milton provides counsel about formation as a minister of the Gospel in the guise of advice to a graduate, just about to begin pastoral ministry. The observations he makes about preparation, pride, paradox and patience all ring true – and can be lessons that take a long time to learn. They are also applicable …

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Michael Milton relates an episode from his past life experience of receiving a safety warning while working on an oil field and draws a parallel application to spiritual health: [The warning from his foreman] “When you smell rotten-eggs at the well site, boys, you are smelling a poisonous, corrosive, flammable gas that is hydrogen sulfide. …

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