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Pastoral Interview

The following questions are from a interview I did with a student at Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary. 1) What is the most important thing for a pastor to know? Genuinely Knowing Christ (not a false convert) and that God is the goal of the Gospel (not life enhancements). Thus his ministry must be based on proclaiming the Gospel through exposition of the Word. (Eph. 4:1-4). One could say the same thing by stating “please or love God first, not men” in all you do. (Hebrews 11:6, Revelation 2:4-6). 2) What has kept you going when things are going hard in the ministry?

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Leading Without Power

by John Pearson John Pearson and Associates Even though I quote Max De Pree several times a month, I was surprised in looking back at my previous 198 book reviews that I’ve only reviewed one of his books, Leadership Is an Art. De Pree was chairman and CEO of Herman Miller, Inc. (the office furniture manufacturer). He wrote that a financial analyst once asked him, “What is one of the most difficult things that you personally need to work on?”  De Pree’s answer: “The interception of entropy.”  How many leaders ponder that one? So when I was in Chicago last Monday

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2 Samuel 8 – Kingdom Stewardship

David had to take responsibillity of expanding the kingdom in God’s willing plan. In 2 Samuel 8 he defeated the nations around him including Moab (a place where the king gave Davi’s parents asslyum during his escape from Saul). We learn that kingdom living involves conflict before victory. We are called to be stewards and fight for the kingdom in this way. In this spiritual battle we are ordered to consecrate and dedicate everything we receive including our own lives to God. In the end steward ship in this Chapter is a lesson is what it takes to serve and

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Glenn Leatherman

I am first of all a disciple and follower of Jesus Christ. I affirm Evangelical Christian beliefs as well as  Gospel driven in philosophy of ministry. I am married to Ann and am raising 2 wonderful boys – Jonathan and Andrew. My purpose is to build disciplemaking disciples that are becoming fishers of men in fully displaying of God’s Glory in all things. Learn more

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