I was an unhappy pastor.
The greater the degree of authority, the greater the pain inflicted when it is abused. If it’s devastating in the world, how much more so in the church of Jesus Christ?
Shai Linne’s session during the First 5 Years conference in Fort Worth, TX. For more about 9Marks conferences and ministry, please visit http://www.9marks.org
First Five Years was a 9Marks Conference to encourage and instruct new pastors. If you are new in your ministry—perhaps in preparation, or in the first years of a church plant, or in your first church, or just beginning your pastorate in a new place—this conference is meant to equip you.
Christianity is often seen as either “grandmom’s religion” or something for drug addicts and the incarcerated when they hit rock bottom.
Mark Dever asks Jonathan Leeman and Shai Linne about the unique power of God’s Word in giving life to the church.