Wednesday, January 27, 2016
Forty-eight Scattered Thoughts about Pastoral Ministry and Being a Pastor
by Scott Slayton
By God’s grace I have been able to be a pastor for the last thirteen years, both as a church planter and the pastor of an established church. What follows is not everything I could say about the ministry, but are some things I have been learning and thinking about lately.
a. Find your identity in the Gospel. God the Father loves you, God the Son died for you, and God the Holy Spirit lives in you. Looking here will sustain you when looking at the fruit of your ministry will either puff you up with pride or lead you to despair.
b. Look for every little evidence of grace that God is working in your ministry. The discouragements feel bigger than they really are, so you have to work harder to see the good things happening.
c. When we talk like we have the hardest job in the world we sound ridiculous. Read more …