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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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The Love of Letting Be

The Love of Letting BeSubscriber Access Only

What if we stopped trying to rationalize God ... and other people?
When the Cowboy Walked Away

When the Cowboy Walked AwaySubscriber Access Only

What I learned when the man I discipled rejected me.
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.
Leading in Prayer

Leading in Prayer

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

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 Tale of Two Weekends

A Tale of Two Weekends

What can preachers learn from professional storytellers?
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