Thoughts on the Way Home

Saturday, March 05, 2011

Still on Pastoral Ministry

"He will work, slowly as it may seem at first. Your quiet persistence - this charge, or parish, or living is not a mere stepping-stone to a better appointment: God has caused you to become a pastor to some souls here who are as valuable to Him as any in the world - your quiet persistence will be a sign that you believe God has a purpose of grace for this people, and that this purpose of grace will be promoted, not by gimmicks, or stunts, or new ideas, but by the Word of God released in preaching by prayer." - William Still, The Work of a Pastor, 33.