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Pastor serve many roles in the life a church. Learning to play the role that's needed now.

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Llorando Con Los Pandilleros

La manera en que Dios usó mi vulnerabilidad para ablandar los de corazón más endurecido.

El Pastor Sin Amigos

Cómo enfrentar nuestro problema perene.

Soy un predicador

Un tributo a un llamamiento insensato y glorioso
The Quiet Strength of a Peaceful Leader

The Quiet Strength of a Peaceful Leader

Why an unlikely trait has such powerful effects.
The Work of the Week

The Work of the WeekSubscriber Access Only

What ministry is all about the other six days.
Experts in Weakness

Experts in WeaknessSubscriber Access Only

I don't fit the typical definition of a "strong" leader, and I am glad I don't.
What's Wrong with People Pleasing?

What's Wrong with People Pleasing?Subscriber Access Only

The pitfalls of approval-motivated leadership.
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Our editors have compiled our best on Pastor's Role topics from the archives. Here you'll find ground-breaking, honest, wise coverage that sets Leadership Journal apart.

The 3:00 a.m. Phone Call

What makes a pastor a pastor?
Why THIS?
Gordon MacDonald compares the role of pastor with that of the shepherd in Psalm 23, concluding that delivering a sermon is not the most important element of the pastor/shepherd's ministry.

Three Over-looked Leadership Roles

We're familiar with pastors and teachers, but today's world needs a leadership team that includes three biblical but forgotten functions.
Why THIS?
Our ministry landscape has plenty of teachers and shepherds but too few apostles, prophets, and evangelists.
The God Bearer

The God Bearer

What Iraq taught me about living the Presence.
Why THIS?
A military chaplain reflects on his opportunity to help soldiers experience the presence of God in the midst of war. This sobering message is a reminder that every day brings opportunities to reveal God to others.

Warrior, Chief, Medicine ManSubscriber Access Only

Why THIS?
In this interview, Mark Driscoll and David Nicholas discuss differing approaches to ministry, the importance of evangelism, and why adaptability is key for pastors.
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A Good Exit Strategy

A Good Exit Strategy

What to do on your way out.
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