Great Pastoral Advice


October 18, 2012



Not long ago I had breakfast with a man who has been pastor of two churches, an evangelist and has started a Bible College. He is a well-respected and godly man. Over breakfast, I had the privilege to ask him many questions and at one point he began to share with me about responsibilities a man of God needs to hold high… so here they are:


1. Committed to the Word of God – dig out and study the Word


2. Available to people – he is a servant and minister and must have a ministers heart


3. Preach hard but not angry, rather loving, encouraging and exhorting


4. Evangelism – win others personally, emphasize it in the church


5. Building families – strong churches are built on strong families


6. You can not have people stronger than your own family is – keep your home in order


7. Gentle with leadership – don’t try and “rule”, just lead gently


8. Concern for what people need. Listen to people. People want to know they are appreciated


9. Allow for failure – I fail, so let them fail.



Here to Serve,

Jeff Bush

General Director of Vision Baptist Missions


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