Make Ministry More Than A Profession

Now days, Pastors are often well trained, skilled in their work, and professionally credentialed. In such an environment, it is easy for Pastors to allow ministry to become overly professionalized and spiritually undernourished. A balance is needed between call and competency, between professionalism and character. Even the most highly trained Pastor must remain close to the basics of faith and to the awareness that God has set him apart for a holy task. For soul health, a Pastor must utilize the rich resources of prayer, scripture and spiritual disciplines. He must keep his faith warm and assuring. He must love righteousness and show mercy. We give up too much if we lose the soul passion out of ministry by overly professionalizing it. The desired objective is to conduct ourselves like competent professionals and to trust God like dependent servants.

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