I just got back from vacation – a great time of rest and fun with my family. However, as  a pastor, I never stop being a pastor – even on vacation. Ministry is kind of that way. As a pastor, I missed my church family at OCC. As I was on vacation enjoying time off and spending it with family, I also spent time equipping myself to be a better pastor. I did this by reading some books, catching up on some articles and of course, praying.  I wanted to pass on a couple of these articles and a sermon that I thought were helpful – I hope you will check them out:

  • Good Churchmanship by Tim Challies: This is a great article on what it means to be a part of the local church.
  • How to Pray for Your Pastor by R.W. Glenn: I need to be prayed for – here’s a great list of some things that reflect healthy prayer for your pastor.
  • What I’ve Learned Along the Way by Tim Challies: This is a great article to help understand preaching for non-preachers.
  • False Conversions: The Suicide of the Church by Mark Dever: Whoa – heavy title! Mark Dever diagnoses the problem of false conversions in the church and prescribes biblical solutions in his message from Together for the Gospel 2012.

Hope you find these as helpful as I did. I look forward being back in the pulpit this Sunday!