I’ve always thought it to be a good idea for pastors to build a preaching team, or at least have skilled communicators to help with pulpit duties. The reason is simple: I want to last in the ministry as long as I can, specifically at PCC. But if I am the only one doing the Sunday teaching, then I will shorten my ministry life. I can’t do it all, and I can’t do it by myself.
Over the years I have made numerous attempts at doing this and my efforts have fallen short. One ended in a colossal disaster. Just when it looked like I had found the right person to help carry the load, conflict broke out. It was one of the worst seasons in my entire ministry.
Yet, I have not given up. God has promised that He would give the Church pastors and teachers (called, gifted, and raised up) who could edify the Body. So, I’m hopeful. And I’m still on that journey of finding the right person(s) to assist me at PCC. In fact, I think the season we are in right now is more promising than it has ever been!
At any rate, read the two entries posted below to discover what I’m doing.