Pastoral Ministry (John Macarthur Pastor's Library Series)
Pastors today can easily become preoccupied with image and effectiveness, buying into consumer culture and straying from Jesus's call to shepherd leadership. In this book, Pastor John MacArthur's passion for the Bible combines with the expertise of faculty members at...
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Pastors today can easily become preoccupied with image and effectiveness, buying into consumer culture and straying from Jesus's call to shepherd leadership. In this book, Pastor John MacArthur's passion for the Bible combines with the expertise of faculty members at The Master's Seminary to guide seminary students and pastors in becoming and being a pastor.
Pastoral Ministry: How to Shepherd Biblically presents a practical pastoral theology aimed at showing pastors and pastors-in-training the vital role God's word plays in shaping the preparation and priorities of pastoring. The authors first examine the biblical teaching about the high and demanding call to ministry required of any spiritual shepherd. This volume shows how to grow intentionally from calling to training and preparation to ministering to God's church as a spiritual shepherd.
This book answers these questions and more:
How does the Bible establish a philosophy of pastoral ministry, and what is it? Who is personally qualified to be an undershepherd of God's flock? What are the biblical preparations required of shepherd leaders? What priority does God's word place on activities involved in pastoral ministry?
The Master's Seminary faculty, with over thirty years' experience in seminary training of pastors, contributes a treasury of expertise alongside insights from well-known Bible teacher John MacArthur. While united in affirming shepherd leadership as the biblical model for pastoral ministry, the authors offer an abundance of individual expressions that can inspire any pastor dedicated to serving God's church in the pattern of Jesus Christ.
John MacArthur, the author of numerous best selling books that have touched millions of lives, is pastor-teacher of Grace Community Church in Sun Valley, California and president of The Master's College and Seminary. He is also president of Grace to You, the ministry that produces the international radio program Grace to You and a host of print, audio, and Internet resources. He authored the notes in the Gold Medallion Award-winning The MacArthur Study Bible. John and his wife, Patricia, have four children who have given them thirteen grandchildren.- Publisher.