A somewhat contextless quote from Ron Edmondson that expresses a helpful reminder that pastors continually need to have brought to mind. …the role of a shepherd is to lead sheep to the source of provision, not be the provision. Shepherds point people to truth and grace, but you can (and should) trust God with people‚Äôs …

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Most weeks of all the time I’ve spent as a pastor I’ve gathered together with pastors of other churches and other denominations and we’ve prayed together and enjoyed each other’s friendship. There have been those who have come and departed, some have stayed for longer times than others, but all who have committed into this …

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Ray Ortlund offers counsel to younger ministers that their ministries will take a lifetime, and they can’t be short-tracked. I found his observations to be true, but that they are also applicable all through life. They aren’t just stages you go through, rather they are awarenesses you grow into, awarenesses that then accompany you in …

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Ashley Hibbard provides a guest-post at Dashhouse which ponders whether management skill and leadership have supplanted serving as the marker of pastoral leadership in the church. Avoiding polar extremes, the problem identified is whether the motivation to engage with others is for their benefit, or to be noticed. From the post: There are many unhealthy …

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