Lovett Weems writes, in the most recent e-newsletter Leading Ideas, on the potential impact of pastoral leadership and its importance as a calling for persons who have received it to pursue. Check it out here.
He writes, thinking of a recently departed friend:
“He loved to preach not because it was the only thing he could have done with his life. He became an outstanding religious leader in his state and denomination, but he could just as well have reached the highest ranks in any number of professions. He loved to preach because he was convinced that God had called him to this ministry. Neither he, nor those who knew him, ever thought that he was ‘squandering leadership potential.’”