Here are a few posts about pastoring that I found helpful.
- Brian Croft asks, “What should I expect to learn in my first 5 years as a pastor?” My responses? It’s tougher than I expected, but also more rewarding. And 5 years is just a good beginning. Hang in there.
- Along those lines, I found this challenge from Geoff Thomas (via Carl Trueman) to be extremely encouraging: “There is no greater privilege than to be a pastor-preacher.” Geoff unpacks some of the unique joys of pastoral ministry. My heart needed that.
- The Prince of Preachers, though far more eloquent than any preachers of my acquaintance, limited his sermons to 40-45 minutes. This reminds me of this, only wittier.