Dr. Tim Keller Weighs In

Our journey since retiring from ministry in a small, rural church found us returning to one of the churches we visited earlier.  Sharing communion, singing gospel songs, and hearing testimonies of God's faithfulness brought joy to our spirits. 

This morning, the following excerpt from a post about ministry in small churches by Dr. Tim Keller caught our attention. 

Young pastors should not turn up their noses at such places, where they may learn the full spectrum of ministry tasks and skills as they will not in a large church. Nor should they go to small communities looking at them merely as stepping stones in a career. Why not? Your early ministry experience will only prepare you for 'bigger things,' if you don't aspire for anything bigger than investment in the lives of the people around you. Wherever you serve, put your roots down, become a member of the community and do your ministry with all your heart and might. If God opens the door to go somewhere else, fine and good. But don't go to such places looking at them only as training grounds for 'real ministry.'

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