15 Characteristics of Effective Pastors — by Kevin W. Mannoia & Larry Walkemeyer

That’s the book. Here’s the quote that got me:

Ministering from a position shaped by the reception of radical grace imparts a distinctive and undeniable flavor to the pastorate. It humbles the messenger. It simplifies the message. It emboldens the delivery. In this fatiguing day of celebrity preachers, stadium-sized mega-churches, prolific academicians and comparison-shopping churchgoers, it’s invigorating to return to the simplicity of grace alone, through faith alone, in Christ alone. That’s the resume’ that really counts. Degrees can be earned and ordination can be achieved, but grace can only be believed and received.

Read this often.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s