Pastoral Ministry – How to Shepherd Biblically
Where is ministry in India headed today? Dr. John MacArthur says, “I am concerned over a growing trend to produce strong natural leaders who know how to manage a business or enterprise but do not understand the church from Christ’s perspective. Their leadership style and substance is earthly, not biblical or spiritual.”
Our Lord’s favourite metaphor for spiritual leadership, the one He used most often to describe Himself, is that of the humble and hardworking shepherd. This book shows that biblically authentic ministry includes prayer, holiness, worship, discipleship, servant-hood, and compassion—and that all ministry must be based on biblical mandates, not worldly ambition.
John MacArthur and his colleagues at The Master’s Seminary offer encouragement, insights and a stirring challenge for pastors today. Pastoral Ministry will help a new generation of shepherds lead Christ’s flock—the church—with the same passion the apostles had. Topics covered in this volume include:
- What Is a Pastor to Be and Do?
- The Call to Pastoral Ministry
- Training for Pastoral Ministry
- The Pastor’s Compassion for People
- Answering Frequently Asked Questions
John MacArthur is the pastor-teacher of Grace Community Church in Sun Valley, California, president of The Master’s College and Seminary, and featured teacher with the Grace to You media ministry. In more than four decades of ministry, John has written dozens of best-selling books and is near completion of a 32-volume commentary on the New Testament. His published titles include: The MacArthur Study Bible, The Gospel According to Jesus, and Twelve Unlikely Heroes and is near completion of a 32 volume commentary on the NT. He and his wife, Patricia, have four married children and fifteen grandchildren.