Ten Things You Should Know As You Start Your Ministry

My recent post on the Gospel Convergence blog

Gospel Convergence

It’s 25 years this month since I visited Switzerland as a pastoral candidate. At the time there were two of us under consideration. During the weekend I was there, I became increasingly convinced that the other guy (10 years older, more appropriate life experience) was the man for the job! When my wife and I headed back home to Ireland (a little shell-shocked at what had felt like quite a gruelling weekend), it was with a sense of ‘don’t call us, we’ll call you’!

But they called us.

And we spent 17 years there before returning to Northern Ireland where I was pastor at Portstewart Baptist Church for 4 years.

A quarter of a century on, some of you are where I was then. Here are ten things I think you should know as you embark on ministry. Hopefully they will help you make some sense of your own leadership…

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