Impatience in Ministry

Posted: October 19, 2015 in Theology

I think the besetting sin of pastors, maybe especially evangelical pastors, is impatience.

We have a goal. We have a mission. We’re going to save the world. We’re going to evangelize everybody, and we’re going to do all this good stuff and fill our churches.

This is wonderful. All the goals are right. But this is slow, slow work, this soul work, this bringing people into a life of obedience and love and joy before God.

And we get impatient and start taking shortcuts and use any means available.

(Eugene Peterson)

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