How can pastors endure in ministry? How can they finish well?
The pastors who have contributed to Before We Forget--
some early in their ministries, some with decades of experience--believe remembering is the key to endurance. Remembering their first love. Remembering God's call to ministry. Remembering the lessons God taught them in the early days of their service.
The premise of the book is simple. We too often and too quickly forget the lessons God is teaching us. This whole book, then, is an exercise in remembrance. The authors want to remind themselves of God's work in their lives as he has conformed them into the image of Jesus and molded them into more faithful followers and more careful shepherds. As they remember and recount what God has done for them and in them, their reflections will encourage pastors as they too run their race with endurance.Before We Forget
includes chapters from the following leading pastors and more:
- Jimmy Scroggins, lead pastor of Family Church in South Florida
- Hershael York, senior pastor of Buck Run Baptist Church in Frankfort, Kentucky, dean of the Southern Seminary School of Theology
- Kevin Ezell, president of the North American Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention
- Jason Meyer, pastor for preaching and vision at Bethlehem Baptist Church in Minneapolis, Minnesota