Questions to Consider Before Entering The Ministry – Shane Idleman

January 16th, 2013 | Posted by admin in Articles - (Comments Off on Questions to Consider Before Entering The Ministry – Shane Idleman)

1-15-2013: As a new church plant with a two and a half year history, I am often asked about planting churches, pastoring, and choosing leaders. Among these questions, choosing the lead pastor often arises. This will be the focus of the article. In general, those considering the pastorate must…

…have a working knowledge of the truth: “He should be sure of what he means to say…and be ready to stake body and soul, goods and reputation, on its truth” (Martin Luther). In addition to studying and exegetical disciplines, one should read the Bible through once a year. I cannot emphasize this enough. The “primary” calling of a pastor is preaching and teaching. We must have a working knowledge of the Scriptures…
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