Pastor serve many roles in the life a church. Learning to play the role that's needed now.
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Larry Osborne and Chris Brown on the payoffs and pitfalls of transitioning to shared leadership.
What I learned from my leadership transition.
The blame for conflict can't always fall on the leadership.
How a doctor showed me that efficiency can be another word for the sin of impatience.
Called into a tense standoff, the only weapons I had were listening and love.
It's not so much your method as what you're dispensing.
Hard-earned advice for balancing your family and God's work.
How pastoring a small church transformed my ministry expectations
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.
What makes a pastor a pastor?
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.
We're familiar with pastors and teachers, but today's world needs a leadership team that includes three biblical but forgotten functions.
Our ministry landscape has plenty of teachers and shepherds but too few apostles, prophets, and evangelists.
What Iraq taught me about living the Presence.
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.
In this interview, Mark Driscoll and David Nicholas discuss differing approaches to ministry, the importance of evangelism, and why adaptability is key for pastors.