It is an enormous blessing to be a pastor. Serving as an under-shepherd to King Jesus is a high and holy calling that offers great rewards (1 Peter 5:1-4). But as every pastor will also testify, it carries tremendous responsibility (Hebrews 13:17). One of the great challenges of being a pastor is balancing a busy ministry schedule with family life. It is not uncommon for … Continue reading Caring For Your Family as a Pastor
I had a great time being interviewed by my good friend Mitch Schultz on the Before You Quit podcast. Mitch also interviewed Steve Kerhoulas, who has been a pastor for over 40 years. You can find the episode here. Our topic was “what keeps pastors from quitting?” Last year, a study by the Barna Group found that 38 percent of Protestant pastors gave serious consideration … Continue reading Podcast Episode – What Keeps Pastors From Quitting?
One of the most influential recent books on pastoral ministry is Dangerous Calling by Paul Tripp. Published back in 2012, I have read it multiple times and been impacted by Tripp’s plea for pastoral faithfulness in the midst of a uniquely challenging vocation. Some time ago, I picked up my copy and something caught my attention on the back. The book was endorsed by five well-known Christian … Continue reading One Key to Ministry Longevity