John MacArthur’s Practical Advice on Your First Years of Pastoral Ministry

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.

  1. Be humble
  2. Love your wife and your kids
  3. Be extremely patient
  4. Don’t change anything
  5. Don’t be a hurry to stick leaders in there
  6. Teach the Word of God faithfully with conviction
  7. 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

About pjtibayan

I love Jesus Christ and live to share life and share Jesus together with First Southern Baptist Church of Bellflower primarily to Southeast Los Angeles County.
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