Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Advice for Young Pastors
from Justin Taylor by Justin Taylor 

Tim Keller: “Young pastors or seminarians often ask me for advice on what kind of early ministry experience to seek in order to best grow in skill and wisdom as a pastor.” His answer may surprise you.

I thought this quote was pretty awesome:

"Young pastors should not turn up their noses at such places, where they may learn the full spectrum of ministry tasks and skills as they will not in a large church. Nor should they go to small communities looking at them merely as stepping stones in a career. Why not? Your early ministry experience will only prepare you for 'bigger things,' if you don't aspire for anything bigger than investment in the lives of the people around you. Wherever you serve, put your roots down, become a member of the community and do your ministry with all your heart and might. If God opens the door to go somewhere else, fine and good. But don't go to such places looking at them only as training grounds for 'real ministry.'"

but not only for pastors but for those who desire to serve as well i think. There's always a reason God calls us to certain places and we must always do "ministry with all [our] heart and might" ♥

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