When I was but a wee lad in seminary, I would often consider what it would be like to actually serve in ministry. I envisioned spending time helping people understand:
- Why Baptists believe what we believe
- Why we follow one theological system/philosophy of ministry rather than another
- Why we baptize by immersion and not by sprinkling
- Why we embrace a specific worship methodology for our context
Seminary has a way of making you think crazy things sometimes.
While that type of ministry may be true for some Pastors, it’s not turned out to be what I do. And guess what, that’s okay! Rather than answering the “why should I” or “why do we” questions, I find myself very often answering the “how do I” questions. One of the key aspects of my ministry is to provide a ministry of clarity to discipleship leaders at Warren Baptist Church.
Do you want to know the biggest area most folks I lead need clarity? It’s the one “how do I” question I get asked more often than any other.Continue Reading