If You’re Considering Entering the Pastorate, Take Heed…

As Hebrews 13:17 notes

Πείθεσθε τοῖς ἡγουμένοις ὑμῶν καὶ ὑπείκετε, αὐτοὶ γὰρ ἀγρυπνοῦσιν ὑπὲρ τῶν ψυχῶν ὑμῶν ὡς λόγον ἀποδώσοντες, ἵνα μετὰ χαρᾶς τοῦτο ποιῶσιν καὶ μὴ στενάζοντες· ἀλυσιτελὲς γὰρ ὑμῖν τοῦτο.

There’s no more burdensome, taxing, life draining responsibility than the responsibility for the soul of another. If you can stay out of the ministry, stay out. If you must be in the ministry, you’ve been forewarned.  And if you teach future Pastors, you owe them the truth.

About Jim

I am a Pastor, and Lecturer in Church History and Biblical Studies at Ming Hua Theological College.
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1 Response to If You’re Considering Entering the Pastorate, Take Heed…

  1. steph says:

    I am seeking a pastoral occupation with literally, not metaphorically, woolly flocks, in sheepsville downunder…

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