When Ryder Mills started out in ministry, he discovered he was more anxious, self-conscious, and restless than he thought. He learned that he had a lot to learn.
We pray for more, because we think more, bigger, and louder will bring us closer to where God wants us to be. But what if “more” actually hinders our ability to draw near to him?
Pastoring requires building trust, regardless of age. Though there are not many easy answers, there are things we can do as young pastors to disciple older members well.
Many pastors hate networking. But there's a good and godly kind of networking that doesn't feel so greasy.
We want more—bigger crowds, larger ministries, more dollars. But before we get more, we need to ask, "How will I respond to the few?"