The call to plant and pastor is primarily a call to help people keep the gospel in focus.
Our people need the hope of the cross and the assurance of the resurrection.
What are the pastor's most important weekly tasks?
"First day on the job with the new flock. It isn’t the biggest or the healthiest flock in the world…but it’s mine. And I’m excited to see how they’ll grow."
When the Bible is our delight, we look forward to reading it each day and feel a keen sense that something's missing when we don't.
Thinking through these questions often can help identify your stream as a gospel-filled well your followers should drink from often or a gospel-less pit followers should avoid.
Ultimately, God’s glory in your selections should be more important than making someone happy
Roll up your sleeves, labor alongside them, and love them.
There is no nobler task than to deliver good news to weary souls week-in and week-out.
The danger of focusing on things over people is that we might actually get what we want.