I recently posted a blog at The Gospel Project site titled “Pastor, Don’t Waste Your Summer!” In the post I plead with pastors to utilize the summer for gospel growth and mission in two ways.
- Have a Strategic Plan for Personal Discipleship
- Have a Strategic Plan for Relational Discipleship
Essentially, it’s a call for pastors to be proactive with discipleship strategies. Here is the conclusion:
In 2 Timothy 2:2 we see that the church is to be a learning and teaching fellowship in which the passing on of what we learn is vital to the health and spiritual progress of the body. It’s also clear that pastors are men set aside for equipping saints for the work of the ministry (Ephesians 4:12-16). I believe that a lasting ministry is built in the quiet hours of pastoral reflection and in smaller intimate discipleship groups. Pastors, let me encourage you to not waste the summer. Develop an intentional plan not only for personal discipleship, but also for relational discipleship during the summer months – this is where faithful and fruitful ministry often occurs.
I encourage you to read the whole thing here. I would love to hear your thoughts!