Where is ministry in America headed today? Dr. John MacArthur says, "I am concerned over a growing trend to produce strong natural leaders who know how to manage a business or enterprise but do not understand the church from Christ's perspective. Their leadership style and substance is earthly, not biblical or spiritual."
Our Lord's favorite metaphor for spiritual leadership, the one He used most often to describe Himself, is that of the humble and hardworking shepherd. This book shows that biblically authentic ministry includes prayer, holiness, worship, discipleship, servant-hood, and compassion—and that all ministry must be based on biblical mandates, not worldly ambition.
Encouraging, insightful, and challenging, Pastoral Ministry is designed for a new generation of shepherds who seek to lead with the passion of the apostles. This guide outlines the biblical priorities essential to effective ministry.
Dr. John MacArthur is an internationally known Christian leader. He is the pastor-teacher of Grace Community Church in Sun Valley, CA. Following in the steps of his father, Dr. Jack MacArthur, John represents five successful generations of pastors in his family. Dr. MacArther is also President of The Master's College and Seminary and is heard daily on "Grace to You," a nationally syndicated radio broadcast. He has written and edited many books, including the Gold Medallion Award-winning The MacArthur Study Bible. His most recent work is The MacArthur Scripture Memory System (Thomas Nelson) which helps people experience and remember fifty-two of the Bible's most beloved passages.