Pastoral Advice to Our Younger Selves

As pastors mature in ministry, how is it profitable to reflect on what advice they might give to their younger selves? What Scriptural warrant might a pastor have for such reflection? Does being in pastoral ministry increase one’s personal sanctification? How important is a pastor’s personal growth in sanctification? Should a pastor sweat the small stuff? How might a pastors understanding of believers being new creatures in Christ change over time? Why do seasoned pastors gradually learn to talk less and listen more? What is the hardest work of pastoral ministry? How does a pastor’s view of his family change over time? What might be the best advice a seasoned pastor could share with a younger pastor? Listen as Brian and Jim discuss these issues and more.

RESOURCES:

The Pastor’s Ministry: Biblical Priorities for Faithful Shepherds

The Pastor’s Family: Shepherding Your Family through the Challenges of Pastoral Ministry

What advice would I give to young, aspiring pastors? 

The Pastor’s First Year

The Pastor’s Soul: The Call and Care of an Undershepherd

What are some books a pastor can read to care for his own soul?

 

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