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Leadership in 3D

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Code: B120525

by John MacArthur

People often compare pastoral ministry to the work of a surgeon. Both require intense study, disciplined training, and a deep concern for the health and growth of others.

But biblical ministry isn’t anything like a clinical, academic procedure performed in a sterile, controlled environment.

It’s much more like working in a military field hospital. It’s unpredictable and complicated—sometimes even messy.

That kind of urgent, life-on-life connection simply doesn’t happen if you only know your shepherd as a face on a video screen or a voice on the radio. There’s a key element of pastoral ministry that cannot be virtually simulated or duplicated.

What’s missing in those kinds of mediated ministries?




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