I am not a secular therapist. I am first and foremost a pastor, and that is how I counsel. I counsel with the goal of assisting God’s beloved to become healthy, happy, ethical, fruit-bearing disciples. I watch for the hurting and those in need. I pray with, over, and for everyone in counseling.
Often in pastoral ministry the expectations are high that many pastors invest a lot of their time in meeting those expectations of the people. These expectations demand that the pastors sacrifice their family and personal needs. Horner asserts that, “life in ministry, even within the specific area of your calling, presents so many issues that compete for time” (29). Lack of quality time with families among the pastors is evident due to the constant engagement with church related work (Chart No.18, 24 Cluster B). As stated by Kay and Weaver every minister should remember that “the primary function in the minister’s life, after that with God, is with the spouse” (72).
You see this news was ground-breaking that even angles were amazes. Church is no small matter. It is something that modern believers for the most part do not understand rightly. My brothers and sisters Christ loves and died for the church, Christ builds His church, Christ Adds to His Church, and the purpose of the church is to worship Him, to evangelize the world. We must take the church very serious.
Yet in the same passage, Jesus shows how he was able to have compassion on others and demonstrate to his disciples how important their mission was. Over and over again in the Bible God continues to show that He will never ask us to handle too much. If it ever seems that we are, then we need to take a step back and test where our motives really are. There are instances where rest is certainly needed. One needs to find how they are rejuvenated the best.
The term “spiritual formation” can mean diverse things to different people. For me as a Christian, spiritual formation is the process by which God forms a person into His image. The goal of formation, as expressed by Ashbrook (2009), is “a Love Relationship with God…to live fully and freely in His love, and to respond by loving Him as well” (p. 26). Many experiences, both positive and negative, shape an individual’s relationship with God. The journey of formation will be distinctive, and often enigmatic except in hindsight, for each individual.
MALM Learning Outcome 4 – Philosophy of Leadership – Converging Pathways My philosophy of leadership is simple: Leadership is not about elevation to power, it’s about submission to duty. My duty is to do that which God has designed and intended me to do while I journey this earth. Every leadership role I pursue, which are becoming many, biblical teachings are integrated and are more often than not well received. Leadership is leading by example with honesty, integrity and clarity. I want to leave a legacy of a world that is changed for the better for my children and grandchildren.
Introduction Prayer should be a very important part of every Christian’s life. It is impossible for me to live each day without praying for other, as well as, my family, and myself. Keeping a journal as I pray for particular leaders and identifying precise areas of that individual’s life to focus on was very challenging. I realize that it is the presence of God’s spirit that allow me to pray for others, as well as myself. Embarking on this task made me really reflect on the seriousness of speaking to God on the behalf of others (Jee,2016).
Core life values that I consider to be important, and why they are important to me: 1. Spiritual development: Religion is a huge part of my life, and it determines everything that I do, but I feel that my spiritual development within my religion is even more important because it shows that I am living out the beliefs of the doctrine. 2. Availability to spouse/significant other: I do not currently have a spouse or significant other, but if/when I do they will be one of the most important people in my life because I am family-oriented, so I will want to be around them. 3.
The Discipleship of Apostle Paul was to establish the biblical doctrines that administered his ministry and pursued to spread over to the lives of ordinary humans with whatever favors and prayers God may had bestowed one. It is quite convincing that at the core of Paul’s approach was his unwavering obligation to establish and support local churches at far off lands and particularly in the Asian world. Jesus assured to construct the body of his church
People might point a friend in my direction, or I might see someone who is ill both physically and mentally. I have always been happy to help people from such a young age. I don’t think that I would be suitable for this kind of career if I wasn’t happy to help people. I was encouraged that the interviewee originally trained as a teacher and had no theological training when he became a minister. What I have learnt has strengthened my career plans and made me more eager to complete my degree and then embark on the journey of a lifetime in the