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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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How Science Can Improve Your Sermon

How Science Can Improve Your Sermon

Understanding the brain helps us preach more effectively.
Andy Crouch: Discerning Culture

Andy Crouch: Discerning Culture

Discernment is the Christian name for a healthy immune system.
Andy Crouch: Four Postures Toward Culture

Andy Crouch: Four Postures Toward Culture

Christians have adopted a series of postures - condemning, critiquing, copying and consuming - toward culture. But, are these postures healthy?
Hunter Beaumont: Living in the Gap

Hunter Beaumont: Living in the Gap

Pastoral ministry means living in the gap between theology and the marketplace.
Me, The Preacher's Husband

Me, The Preacher's Husband

Supporting your spouse's ministry isn't one-size-fits-all.
Why Wouldn't I?

Why Wouldn't I?Subscriber Access Only

A haunting question that burns bright at Advent.
Gideon Strauss: First Steps Toward Implementing Vocational Discipleship

Gideon Strauss: First Steps Toward Implementing Vocational Discipleship

The churches who practice vocational discipleship (and practice it well) are those that incorporate the faith/work discussion into the congregations' ordinary life.
Gideon Strauss: Discipleship Practices for Pastors

Gideon Strauss: Discipleship Practices for Pastors

How can a pastor offer discipleship for those who work in vocations with which the pastor is unfamiliar?
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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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Confessions of a Pastor's Wife

Confessions of a Pastor's Wife

Could I live up to his calling?
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