I work full-time as a privately supported pastoral intern at my church.  I am coaching small group leaders and have duties with our small group ministry, but most of my days are consumed with learning.  Seminary will “officially” start on August 22 when I begin my first online class through Liberty Theological Seminary. But in reality, “seminary” has already begin.  Here are a few things God is teaching me right now:

  • Make prayer integral and central to my life and ministry.
  • Treasure Jesus, and when you don’t feel it, beg for it.
  • Be organized.
  • Soak up knowledge, but index it (whether book, article, video, etc) in a way that can be remembered and not just.
  • God desires that his Church be shepherded in a certain way as laid out in Scripture.
  • I am easily distracted.
  • I don’t know everything (even though I can pretend I do).
  • A life-long lesson: information should lead to transformation (and that should be the framework for my input).
And here’s what I’m reading:
  • The Valley of Vision by Arthur Bennett
  • A Call for Spiritual Reformation by Don Carson
  • The Reformed Pastor by Richard Baxter
  • Church Planter by Darrin Patrick
What is Jesus teaching you?
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