9Marks and Mark Dever recently did a conference called, “The First Five Years” instructing and encouraging pastors on their first years in a new pastorate or church. I was really blessed by it though I missed Thabiti’s message. His is the only one not posted! Here’s what John MacArthur would have said there since he said it this past Tuesday at The Master’s Seminary Chapel.
- Be humble
- Love your wife and your kids
- Be extremely patient
- Don’t change anything
- Don’t be a hurry to stick leaders in there
- Teach the Word of God faithfully with conviction
- Pull around you the strongest men and any others that want to be there and accelerate their learning of the Word of God and sound doctrine