At the beginning of my pastoral career, an elderly pastor shared two key points with me: “Your vocation is unlike most. Your latter years of life can be your most effective ones.” I’m now decades away from this conversation, which proved to be invaluable to me. He unpacked his two key points by way of four goals and a promise. If you are a pastor or you pray for your pastor, you may benefit from the following perspective, which for forty years has helped me follow the apostle Paul’s charge to Timothy to “keep up the good fight of faith.”
Click here to continue these thoughts. Doing so will connect you to a blog I wrote to pastors that posted on the main blog site for Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, Intersect: Where Faith meets Culture.