A Plea to Pastors: Brothers, We Are Not Professionals But Neither Are They

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Brothers, we are not professionals and neither are they.

In evangelical ministry circles and discussions it is looked down upon to discuss the pastorate as a profession. John piper’s excellent work, Brothers, We are Not Professionals, laid out this exact argument. Piper lays out the foundational of the differences between the pastoral ministry calling and the profession of business CEO leadership type pastors, and rightfully so, Scripture guides us by scouring its pages and prayer, not the MBA. Simply, we must realize as pastors we do in fact have a calling of God, a task that is divine and by its nature otherworldly. We’ve been gifted by God, then tested and affirmed by men that specific gifts and talents have been bestowed upon us by the Triune God himself to execute a supernatural task. Dave Jenkins at Servants of Grace has written extensively on this here, I…

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