What you’ll hear in this episode
- Why is it so important that church members care for their pastor.
- Why it’s important that church members see their pastor as a regular, ordinary person.
- Five keys that church members should reasonably hope for when it comes to our pastor or pastors caring for them.
- How church members can befriend their pastor and what that looks like.
- How important is it that Christians daily repent of sin and turn afresh to the Lord Jesus for the grace of God.
- The importance of Christians being in community with one another for their own spiritual growth and the growth of others in our local churches.
- What open and honest communication with our pastor looks like.
- How church members watch over their pastors and encourage them to make progress in their life and doctrine.
- What it looks like for a local church to express kindness to their pastor.
- The importance of church members having biblical expectations pastor and how to hold them to those expectations as Scripture requires.
- What submission to the pastor looks like in practice.
- How important is it that pastors have a pastor’s pastoral support group and what that looks like.
About the Guest
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Dave Jenkins is happily married to Sarah Jenkins. He is a writer, editor, and speaker living in beautiful Southern Oregon. Dave is a lover of Christ, His people, the Church, and sound theology. He serves as the Executive Director of Servants of Grace Ministries, the Executive Editor of Theology for Life Magazine, and is the Host for the Equipping You in Grace Podcast. He is the author of The Word Explored: The Problem of Biblical Illiteracy and What To Do About It (House to House, 2021). You can find him on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Parler, Youtube, or read his newsletter. Dave loves to spend time with his wife, going to movies, eating at a nice restaurant, or going out for a round of golf with a good friend. He is also a voracious reader, in particular of Reformed theology, and the Puritans. You will often find him when he’s not busy with ministry reading a pile of the latest books from a wide variety of Christian publishers. Dave received his M.A.R. and M.Div through Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary.