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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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Leading in Prayer

Leading in Prayer

Max Lucado talks about how good prayers shake the heavens and shape community.
My Calling

My Calling

From restaurant manager to pastor
Getting to 'Aha'

Getting to 'Aha'Subscriber Access Only

Kyle Idleman discusses three phases of transformation.
Changing the Scorecard

Changing the ScorecardSubscriber Access Only

Affirming everyone's vocation begins by changing the way we define ministry success.
Ayinde Russell: Spoken Word Piece Challenging the Pastoral/Layperson Divide

Ayinde Russell: Spoken Word Piece Challenging the Pastoral/Layperson Divide

A critique on the separation of the ordained vs. nonordained roles that have become norm for the church.
Sharing the Stage

Sharing the Stage

A husband and wife reflect on the challenges and rewards of pastoring together.
Permission to Lead

Permission to Lead

Realizing I couldn't do it all changed my approach to recruiting leaders.
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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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The Ministry of Small Talk

The Ministry of Small Talk

What we talk about while we're preparing the way for Jesus to join the conversation.
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