How Pastors Should Oversee Their Church

Here are 15 things a pastor should do in overseeing the people in his flock: The ministry must be carried on purely for God and the salvation of souls, not for any personal, private goals. The ministry must be diligently and laboriously carried on, because there are eternal implications for the pastor and his people. The ministry must be carried on wisely and orderly. He must primarily insist upon the greatest, most certain, and most necessary truths, and be more seldom and sparing on the rest. Teaching must be as plain and simple as possible. Work must be done with … Continue reading How Pastors Should Oversee Their Church

Baxter on the Nature and Motive of Personal Oversight for Pastors

Puritan pastor Richard Baxter gives pastors five keys to personal oversight and eight keys as to why personal oversight should be given in his classic text The Reformed Pastor: The Nature of Oversight Take heed to see that the work of saving grace be thoroughly wrought in your own souls. Take heed to keep your graces active, and that you preach to yourself the sermons you study, before you preach them to others. Take heed so you don’t unsay with your life what you say with your mouth. Take heed so you don’t commit the sins you preach against. Take … Continue reading Baxter on the Nature and Motive of Personal Oversight for Pastors