Field Notes – 6/7/T
“To leave God’s people unprayed for is to leave them uncared for, unprovided for, and unled – “like sheep without a shepherd.” (Brian Croft)
I’m grateful for the FIEC’s The Pastors’ Network.
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“…and he looked to me, his pastor, to let him know what he should be reading and consuming. This is a part of ministry that isn’t often mentioned in Bible college, one that I was never taught: the task of filtering and curating reliable, helpful resources for the people of God.”
“In many ways, pastors and other church leaders act as gatekeepers. Church members assume their leaders are filtering out the very best kind of Christian resources and regularly making those things available.”
“We can be intentional to help our people become better students of Scripture, deepening their walk with their heavenly Father by introducing them to the many voices who can help them along the way.”
“Pastors must be in the avant garde of sabbath-keepers, reforesting our land, so savagely denuded by the humourless bulldozers, with playgrounds, prayergrounds.” (Eugene Peterson)
How do you strengthen congregational singing?
- Teach on it.
- Sing accessible, excellent songs.
- Accentuate voices, not music.