Tools of the Trade for December 30, 2019

A Weekly List of Links and Resources for Pastors

Here’s a lit of articles that would be worth your reading, saving in Evernote, and in some cases sharing with your people.

The Good Book Company, with offices in the UK and in the USA, has a half-price sale on some good stuff. Offer is good until January 6.

Ray Ortlund, a veteran pastor, shares why Your Ministry Will Take A Lifetime.

J.D. Shaw writes “How to Succeed in Ministry Without Really Trying.” Kind of tongue in cheek chocked with good counsel.

On the Desiring God site, Don Whitney asks “10 Questions for a New Year.” This is worth including in your bulletin next week.

Nicholas Batzig has an encouraging article for those of you who are church planters.

9Marks has contributed a Best Books for Pastors in 2019 list.

Andreas Kostenberger answers the question “What is Biblical Theology?” in this helpful article.

Here’s a good article by Stephen Witmer for those of you who minister in small towns.

I’ve written about this from time to time, but here’s a reminder about the need for younger pastors to find mentors. Which implies that older pastors ought to be on the lookout for guys they can help.

Do you do any counseling? This is must reading from Ed Welch.

I found this very helpful and encouraging. “Prayer When Words Won’t Come.”

See you on Wednesday!!

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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