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Still Not Professionals: Ten Pleas for Today's Pastors

ISBN: 2012121900001
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Still Not Professionals: Ten Pleas for Today's Pastors is a celebration and extension of John Piper's Brothers, We Are Not Professionals. With two brief exhortations from Piper and eight others from veteran pastors, this short ebook aims to strengthen and challenge Christians in general, and pastors in particular, for the labor of everyday life and ministry. The contributors were asked to express their “heart of hearts” for fellow leaders. You'll find these chapters tap into profound human themes, in both the pastor and his flock, and will be of use, we hope, beyond the North American context of the contributors.

Top Highlights

“We are not paid to do ministry, we are freed up financially for ministry.” (source)

“Pastors say, ‘Who is sufficient for these things!’ And then they look to God. Professionals say, ‘Education and training and savvy are sufficient.’ And then they look to experts.” (source)

“It is more important to us and our sheep that we would learn to believe more, than that we would find more to believe.” (source)

“So when I renounce the pursuit of professionalism, does that mean I don’t aspire to excellence? No. But I do start my quest for excellence with the quest for excellent forgiveness. Excellent mercy. Excellent patience. Excellent kindness. Excellent humility. Excellent self-control. Excellent gospel-walking (Galatians 2:14).” (source)

“The Shepherd, however, calls us to feed His Sheep. We are not to give our wisdom, our insights, the fruits of our scholarship. Rather, like Paul before us, we serve up our weakness, our frailty, our need. That’s how the Word breaks through, where the power comes from.” (source)

Product Details

  • Title : Still Not Professionals: Ten Pleas for Today's Pastors
  • Authors:
    • Akin, Daniel L.
    • Anyabwile, Thabiti
    • Bullmore, Mike
    • Crabtree, Sam
    • Ortlund, Raymond C., Jr.
    • Piper, John
    • Sproul, R. C., Jr.
    • Vanderstelt, Jeff
    • Wilson, Douglas
  • Publisher: Desiring God
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • ISBN: 2012121900001


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