Tuesday, December 01, 2009

What Is "Success" in Pastoral Ministry?

Digging around in the DG archives, I listened to this stellar talk today from Kent Hughes, "Pastoral Success and the Cross of Christ." (Link fixed)

This is a talk Hughes gave at the 1989 Desiring God Pastors' Conference, follow his 1988 publication of Liberating Ministry from the Success Syndrome. It's a gripping reflection on his struggle with the "success syndrome," coming to understand pragmatism, and he and his wife's search for a biblical definition of ministry success.

Really: This ought to be required listening for every man in any kind of ministry, and for every Christian involved in a local church.

In a word: encouraging.

1 comment:

chuck said...

I think you have the wrong link for the talk. Both links posted go to amazon.com.