Pastoral Affections

Could you say this to your church?

“We were gentle among you, like a nursing mother taking care of her own children. So, being affectionately desirous of you, we were ready to share with you not only the gospel of God but also our own selves, because you had become very dear to us.”   1 Thessalonians 2:7-8

Brian Croft and Jim Savastio discuss how pastoral affections are necessary for weekly ministry. The relationship of a pastor to his church is more like the loving relationship of a marriage than it is the calculating processes of a manager. And this kind of love changes everything.

  • How do we cultivate this kind of affection?
  • How can we show love for our people?
  • Does loving someone mean we won’t have a hard conversation with them?
  • How does pastoral affection impact our preaching?

Listen as Brian and Jim discuss these questions and more.

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