Preach and pray, love and stay – Mark Dever

Here are a few notes from the pre conference session which just ended entitled “The disciple making pastor” by Mark Dever

Matt 28 & 1 Peter 5

Jesus is The Senior Pastor
Like Jesus a good pastor lays down his life for his sheep. How should pastors do this?

1. Preach
Making disciples doesn’t only happen one to one.
Many churches are orthodox on paper and dead in practice.
We must give ourselves to preaching and not programs.
The heart of your ministry is your private study.

2. Pray
Show your people how to pray to God by your own example of praying. Ask your church members to pray for you.
Even if pastors stay in the same church for decades they are just getting the church ready for the next pastor.

3. Love. Spending one to one time with a few people.
It’s part of your own discipleship to help other people to follow Jesus.

4. Stay. Patience.
Run at a pace the congregation can keep. Are you in it for the long haul ? Are you building a congregation entitled “The disciple making pastor Mark Dever

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