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Great Pastoral Advice

Just recently I had breakfast with a man who has been pastor of two churches, an evangelist and has started a Bible College. He is a well-respected and godly man. Over breakfast, I had the privilege to ask him many questions and at one point he began to share with me about responsibilities a man of God needs to hold high… so here they are:

  1. Committed to the Word of God – dig out and study the Word
  1. Available to people – he is a servant and minister and must have a ministers heart
  1. Preach hard but not angry, rather loving, encouraging and exhorting
  1. Evangelism – win others personally, emphasize it in the church
  1. Building families – strong churches are built on strong families
  1. You can not have people stronger than your own family is – keep your home in order
  1. Gentle with leadership – don’t try and “rule”, just lead gently
  1. Concern for what people need. Listen to people. People want to know they are appreciated
  1. Allow for failure – I fail, so let them fail.

Here to Serve,

Jeff Bush

General Director of Vision Baptist Missions

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