A contemplation of all things church... and a desire for an increasingly pure church reformed by the word of God.
Saturday, August 05, 2006
Outreach, Reform, and the Pastor's Heart
The brothers over at the Kettering Fellowship are engaged in an interesting conversation about reforming pastoral ministry. In one post, a brother appeals for suggstions for organizing a church outreach program. The comments that follow are interesting, ranging from "I don't know what to do either" to "programs are not necessary" to one pastor's description of their church's agenda for reforming worship, fellowship, and outreach over the coming years. This pastor's discovery of biblical theology has ignited his preaching, evangelistic zeal, and delight in the gospel. His comments are worth the read.
I love the Lord because He first loved me. I love His people because He has given me a new heart. I have received God's favor in the form of my wife, Kristie. And together we know His blessing through three children. I was once a Muslim, and by God's grace I have been saved through faith in Jesus Christ. By God's unfathomable grace I am a preacher of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, in which I hope to serve Him until He returns or calls me home!