Trust that your pastor is following Jesus closely enough that you can trust him.
“ Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others. Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus…” – Philippians 2:3-5 Day 6 – Humility in Ministry […]
“Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil.” – Ephesians 6:10-11 Day 5 – Ability to Resist Temptation In 1 Peter, Scripture describes the spiritual warfare present in our lives […]
On this episode of the FTC Podcast, Jared Wilson and Ross Ferguson discuss the challenges of a bivocational pastorate and offer some advice on navigating the ministry circumstances well.
Editor’s Note: This article is excerpted with permission from Legal Issues in Biblical Counseling by Dale Johnson, published by New Growth Press. This book is available everywhere Christian books are sold. The origin of this book lies in the numerous questions I have received regarding the application of scriptural principles to legal issues. The pressures […]
“But as he who called you is holy, you also be holy in all your conduct, since it is written, ‘You shall be holy, for I am holy.’” – 1 Peter 15:16 Day 4- Personal Holiness A pastor’s public ministry should never outpace their personal holiness. Nevertheless, temptations abound daily to prioritize good things over […]
I’m convinced that too few church members often think about the burdens and responsibilities that really do make ministry special.
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not rely on your own understanding; in all your ways know him, and he will make your paths straight.” – Proverbs 3:5-6 Day 3 – Trust in the Lord Throughout the normal rhythms of life, it can be easy for all of us, including pastors, […]
Today, then, as you think about what may feel like a long road of Advent before you, remember that as tired or wounded as this season may find you, the day is coming—and not too far off now—when the blessed hope (Titus 2:13) will appear and you will be able to say, “I knew it all along!” If it helps you hope, you could even sing some Christmas carols today.
“The saying is trustworthy: If anyone aspires to the office of overseer, he desires a noble task.” – 1 Timothy 3:1 Day 2 – Commitment to your Calling The calling to commit your life to pastoral ministry is one that often takes time to process, discern, and pursue. The pastorate is a noble and honorable […]