How should a church find its next pastor? Who makes this decision? A search committee? A group of elders? The pastor all by himself? And once such a search begins, how should it start?
In this episode of Pastors’ Talk, Jonathan interviews Mark about “one of the most important decisions a church makes,” that is, finding its next pastor. (Continue Reading)
The Problem with the “Want Ads” in Denominational Magazines: I will keep the intro short: You ought to read and consider this brief excerpt from Derek Thomas’s commentary on Acts in which he shows how our expectations of pastors—and perhaps their expectations for themselves—are often far removed from God’s. If you’re in a huge hurry or have a microscopic attention span, skim right down to the second paragraph. Paul preached Jesus. Had you spent a month in Thessalonica at the time of Paul’s visit, you could not have failed … (Continue Reading)
- Admit you can do nothing without God (John 15:5)
- Pray for help (Psalm 50:15)
- Trust a specific promise (2 Chronicles 20:20)
- Act (Philippians 2:12-13)
- Thank God for his provision and goodness (Psalm 106:1)