Dealing with problem people in the church is the experience of all pastors, leaders, and congregations. Since difficult people are all too common in the church today, Christians have wondered how to best approach and help them. Marshall Shelley’s “Well-Intentioned Dragons” seeks to be that help. Shelley uses a strong metaphor of a dragon to … More Book Review: Well-Intentioned Dragons by Marshall Shelley
In a previous post, I had mentioned the The Gospel Coalition LA Chapter’s quarterly equipping meeting that we attended. You can get a summary of Jared Wilson’s first talk here. Jared’s second talk can be summarized here: 5 Distinguishing Marks of a Fruitful Church. After lunch, we all had a chance to text in our … More Q and A with Jared Wilson
The Gospel Coalition LA Chapter holds quarterly equipping meetings throughout the year. These meetings are a blessing for pastors who are looking for encouragement and have practical ministry questions as they fight on the front lines. On April 19, we met at Sovereign Grace Pasadena and Jared Wilson came to talk to us about The Pastor’s … More The Pastor’s Vindication (Jared Wilson)
I picked up this book called Well-Intentioned Dragons: Ministering to Problem People in the Church by Marshall Shelley. So far, it has been an enjoyable read. I hope to do a book review once I am finished. He gives a short description of these dragons: “Within the church. they are often sincere, well-meaning saints, but … More Are You a Well-Intentioned Dragon?
Today I want to discuss a couple of items regarding leadership. We will be looking at two reminders for aspiring leaders and present leaders too. Remember the Essence of Leadership In class, we were discussing the character of a leader and we looked at the qualities of an elder in 1 Timothy. Notice that the … More Leaders Who Lack: Reminders for Those in Leadership