Encouragement for ministers of the Gospel

My mentors and professors at seminary did not promise an easy road when we ministers, wet behind the years, sought positions in local churches across the South.  We all knew ministry wasn’t easy.  There are the ups and the downs, the good days and the bad days.  The sermons that lead to little transformation andContinue reading “Encouragement for ministers of the Gospel”

Ministers are professionals that should take ethics seriously

As a minister, I know that gaining a congregation’s trust is one of the single most important tasks in developing a sustainable and healthy ministry.  It usually takes years to gain a church’s trust, and the hard work that it takes often requires experimentation and risk. When it comes to trust, however, ministers face anContinue reading “Ministers are professionals that should take ethics seriously”