Young pastors are constantly trying to come up with better techniques for teaching Biblical truth.
I subscribe to a dozen podcasts, listen to audio novels and keep a keen eye out for any practical teaching examples that may come my way. Little by little, I believe that I am increasing my ability to introduce the Gospel to the unsaved and share Biblical principle to fellow-Christians. I feel like I’m a work in progress.
All this being said, this morning I watched a sobering video clip by Innovate4Jesus & North Coast Training. In this clip, author and speaker Francis Chan specifically addresses young pastors like myself. He notes the trend that young pastors have a strong ability to teach, but their lives are not always displaying what they’re teaching.
Francis’ words brought to mind the first verse from James chapter 3, which reads, “Not many of you should become teachers, my fellow believers, because you know that we who teach will be judged more strictly.” Thanks to Pastor Francis for the reminder to practice what we preach, literally!
How can we help our pastors practice what they preach?