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This is the age of innovative ministry techniques and methodologies. We’re mad with creativity, which I love by the way, but at times we can be right in the midst of innovation and be missing out on developing something so much more vital – our souls.
In Leadership, Be Innovative and Creative, But Don’t Forget Your Soul!
Period - Years - Books - Growth - Health
I went through a period quite a few years ago in which all I was reading were books on growth, health, techniques, trends, etc. What I wasn’t doing, and need to be doing, was soaking in some classics, some devotional reading, and deepening my theology.
Related: A few years ago I discovered a fantastic devotional that combined deep, rich theology and word studies called Sparkling Gems From The Greek Vol. 1: 365 Greek Word Studies For Every Day Of The Year To Sharpen Your Understanding Of God’s Word.
Theologies - Doctrine - Topics - Areas - Theology
Most systematic theologies will organize biblical doctrine around anywhere from ten to twenty major topics. There are four specific areas of theology that stand out in my mind as being vital to a Pastor’s soul-health:
The theology of our pastoral calling. Who is it exactly that God is calling me to be?is really more important than what are the tasks God has called me to do?
Theology - Message - Respect - Word
The theology of our message. It’s vital that our respect for the Word of...
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