Tools of the Trade for the Week of September 28, 2020

Time is flying and we all have much to do. So without further delay here are some really great links for you to check out this week. Thanks for visiting!

Jared Wilson writes about the kind of Christian he wants to be in his old age. So good.

I had the opportunity to have lunch with our youth pastor today. Jacob joined the staff at the same time I did. This morning he asked, “What’s a blog?” Unreal, these kids. He was probably pulling my leg, which seems to be one of his spiritual gifts. Anyway, Jacob is the product of a church that took mentoring seriously. Here’s a great article about why it’s so important.

Evangelism isn’t easy. Sometimes church leaders – especially those for whom it comes naturally – forget that. This article talks about why people don’t evangelize and what can be done about it.

It’s important to make time to read. Yet it’s not easy to do it. Don’t feel guilty if you decide to block off time for reading. You need to do it, and here’s why.

6 Truths to Prepare the Church for a Post-Christian America. Yup. Please read this.

Here’s an episode of 9Marks’ Preacher’s Talk about Preaching the Gospel. It’s something that we all think we have down, but it’s good to check ourselves.

We Don’t Need Revival is the title of a very provocative article by J. Brandon Meeks. He’s got a point.

How are you doing dealing with expectations – your own expectations for yourself and your people’s expectations for you? As young pastors, facing what is expected of us can be hard (p.s. – it may always be that way). Here’s good counsel on managing them.

Jared Wilson’s articles may get more space on this blog than anyone. Here’s a really good one on building a happy ministry. Because sometimes you just feel like it’s time to throw in the towel. Pay special attention to his 2nd recommendation. And his 5th.

Have a great week!

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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