On the latest episode of the Equipping You in Grace Podcast, Dave Jenkins and Jeff Robinson discuss the importance of relational maturity in ministry, growing in grace, along with the book he edited with Colin Hansen, 15 Things Seminary Didn’t Teach Me (Crossway, 2018)

What you’ll hear in this episode

  • The importance of relational maturity and why it’s so essential to pastoral ministry.
  • The most significant issues facing young men preparing for pastoral ministry.
  • Learning to listen skillfully.
  • The importance of mentoring and the local church.
  • The importance of humility and being teachable.
  • Handling the transition of being called to a church to pastoring people and caring for them in the first few years of pastoral ministry.
  • The importance of friendship in ministry with our wives.
  • Learning to cultivate friendship with our wives.
  • Navigating the challenges of difficult people and situations in ministry.
  • Continuing to pursuing humility, holiness, and faithfulness in the Christian life and ministry.

About the Guest

Jeff Robinson Sr. (PhD, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary) is a senior editor for the Gospel Coalition and serves as the lead pastor for Christ Community Church of Louisville. He also serves as adjunct professor of church history at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is the coauthor of To the Ends of the Earth: Calvin’s Mission, Vision, and Legacy.

Additional Resources:

Marriage and Friendship: Becoming Best Friends With Your Spouse by Dave Jenkins http://servantsofgrace.org/marriage-and-friendship-becoming-best-friends-with-your-spouse/

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