Dave Harvey at Sojourn Network reminds me that a minister of the Gospel does not find his identity and self-worth in ministry of the Gospel, but in the Gospel I minister. If you long to be in pastoral ministry, the starting place is the gospel. You must know the gospel, love the gospel, and delight …

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The local pastors were musing on the necessity of pastoral leadership to be qualified by character and not personality this morning. The culture in which we live values celebrity, which stands in contrast to the incarnational values of the kingdom. From Zack Eswine. The Origin of Celebrity Culture Celebrity culture comes from at least two …

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From a post by Stephen Altrogge which mentioned reasons why pastors can feel discouraged. This one pretty much sums it up at the moment. Unlike most jobs, pastoral work is never completed. There are no project deadlines and they can’t usually see tangible evidence of progress. The pastor’s work is only complete when he stops …

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