Welcome to the 129th episode of Equipping You in Grace. On today’s episode, Dave Jenkins talks Dayton Hartman about his book, Lies Pastors Believe: 7 Ways To Elevate Yourself, Subvert The Gospel, and Undermine the Church (Lexham Press, 2017).

What you’ll hear in this episode:

  • Why pursuing a platform for our significance, recognition, relevance, and recognition so dangerous along with some solutions to this significant issue.
  • The danger of being focused on what we have to instead of what God has said in His Word.
  • The benefits of writing sermons in community.
  • Guidelines for finding godly people to provide sermon feedback.
  • How leaders can find their identity in Christ and not in ministry.
  • How long pastors and ministry leaders should take to affirm a man as called and qualified for pastoral ministry.
  • What Pastors should look for in a pastoral candidate’s life.
  • How to be wise when we share our personal struggles as ministry leaders.
  • How to pursue holiness as a Christian and as a ministry leader.
  • How can ministry leaders cultivate a proper family/work balance in their lives.
  • The importance of friendship in the Christian life and ministry.

About the Guest

Dayton Hartman is lead pastor at Redeemer Church in Rocky Mount, North Carolina. He has a Ph.D. in church and dogma history from North West University (South Africa), and serves as an adjunct professor at both Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary and Columbia International University. He is the author of Church History for Modern Ministry: Why Our Past Matters for Everything We Do. Learn more at daytonhartman.com.

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