I shall live for God, not the ministry
“Without remaining resolved in steadfast surrender to God, ministers living for the ministry will either leave the ministry, or, what’s worse, the ministry will leave them.” This article by Burk Parsons could revolutionize your ministry. It certainly challenged me.
You’ll want to check out Brian Croft’s nicely re-vamped Practical Shepherding blog. Get a sample of his practical and grace-filled writing with this post. Discipleship and Planting Churches
My friend and colleague, Bill Vandoodewaard, has penned an encouraging article for Reformed church planters. No time to read?
Matt Perman with some good quotes to motivate the hard work of reading in pastoral ministry. Books on Covenant Theology
A helpful booklist here from Proclamation Trust. My favorite, and one of five ministry-transforming books in my life, is The Christ of the Covenants, by O P Robertson. Pastoral Moves
9 Marks Journal on how to leave your congregation…well. Do small groups fit Reformed Ecclesiology?
Michael Ives raises some good questions. We don’t need to answer his question in the negative to profit from some of the concerns here. Five Steps to easy preaching