Sunday, February 21, 2010

A Pentecostal Vision of Pastoral Excellence

  • Consistent practice of spiritual disciplines
  • Maintenance of the pastor's physical, emotional, familial, and financial health
  • Ministry and leadership in covenant with other pastors and believers
  • Effective preaching and teaching of the Word
  • Compassionate care, discipleship, and spiritual direction for hurting and searching people
  • Effective leadership and administration of local church ministry
  • Multiplication of ministry by mentoring and coaching others in a shared journey of mutual development
[by Dr James Bowers]

1 comment:

Karen and Milton said...

Three keys to Effective Preaching and teaching. . .

1. Much quality time alone in silence meditating and listening for the Lord's voice for a message from Him (not just a sermon).
2. Prayerful study of God's Word. . .the Bible.
3. Prayer for the Holy Spirit's anointing and unction to minister to all who hear the message from God - all the glory to Him.