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.

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I'm a husband, dad, and pastor living in Portage, Michigan. I suppose I'm a euphoric melancholy generalist with average skills, experiences, and passions across several intertwined disciplines and hobbies including music, speaking, writing, leadership, ministry, and collecting cultural artifacts from the 1980's -- mostly vintage boomboxes. You can read my blog at www.radamdavidson.com, subscribe to my podcast (RadCast) or friend me on facebook.com/radamdavidson. about.me/radamdavidson
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