Tools of the Trade for November 11, 2019

A Weekly List of Links and Resources for Pastors

First, a huge thanks to all our veterans for your service and sacrifice. If you’re a reading this and have served in our military, please know that you are appreciated.

Here are some good reading (and listening) materials for this week:

Gavin Ortland addresses the question, “Is Evangelicalism Out of Touch with Church History?” on a podcast.

Maybe you serve in a small community. Here’s some encouragement for you in a book recommendation.

Chopo Mwanza, a pastor in Zambia, tells us about six kinds of members who build up the church. He also tells us about four members who tear it down.

How much humor should we include in our sermons? Here’s an article that offers some helpful suggestions.

There are times when our people just don’t seem to connect with wanting to read the Bible. Of course, pastors never have that problem, so you’ll want to pass this on to those who might.

Here’s another article encouraging those of you who minister in small communities. And if that describes you, thanks for being faithful!

“Why I’m A Better Pastor for You Than Keller or Piper.” It’s true.

A number of your people probably have family members who are not believers. This is a helpful article to share with them.

Not everyone has the opportunity to go to seminary, but here are some good reasons why you should go if you can.

This video might save your ministry if you are a new pastor.

From Tabletalk Magazine comes an article on humility in ministry.

Do you get uptight about whether or not you are successful? Read this and then listen to John MacArthur’s superb sermon from 2010’s Together for the Gospel

Author: Peter Bogert

Married to Laura, with three adult children, 7 grandchildren. I’m an avid baseball fan, and I enjoy listening to audiobooks about military history, and reading Theology. I was ordained a Baptist pastor and served two churches over a 41 year period. After a three year hiatus I'm glad to be serving at Calvary Bible Fellowship Church in Coopersburg, PA. And I’m glad you stopped by!

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