Westminster Seminary California
 
 

Valiant for Truth - Pastoral Ministry

A Pastor’s Reflections: I Don’t Know
VFT

Ideally as the pastor you should be one of the better-educated people in your church. You have likely gone to college and then studied for three or four years to earn your MDiv. During that time you’ve probably read thousands upon thousands of pages of theological literature.

 
 
 
A Pastor’s Reflections: Smokescreens
VFT

In my labors as a pastor one of the things I learned about people is that they often take great pains to create camouflage for themselves. Like a lizard changing the color of their skin so they can hide from predators, people in the church will create camouflage so that others in the church, especially elders and pastors, don’t see the problem areas in their lives.

 
 
 
A Pastor’s Reflections: Sunday Fights
VFT

I have a confession to make: I have to admit that even though I’m a pastor, my family and I have occasionally gotten into fights on Sunday morning.

 
 
 
A Pastor’s Reflections: Preach to Yourself
VFT

When I was regularly preparing my weekly sermons I often wondered whether I would make any type of impact upon my church. After all, a pastor will pour anywhere between 10-20 hours of preparation to preach for 30 minutes, give or take.

 
 
 
A Pastor’s Reflections: Ministry and Authority
VFT

I can remember that when I was first contemplating entering into the pastorate, I thought that I might be interested in pursuing youth ministry. I can’t tell you why, precisely, this was my first thought.