I learned a lot in seminary, I learned theology, Greek, Hebrew, how to craft a sermon and even how to read music, and I worked hard and got good grades. And while I was in seminary, I was discipled and mentored by some of the godliest men I know. I served in the special needs ministry, I taught Sunday School, I said yes to every opportunity to preach, in other words I did everything I could in order to prepare myself for pastoral ministry. But try as I might, I never learned how to shepherd.
I am not saying I was clueless, I knew the things to say, the passages to quote, even resources to recommend in certain situations. … Continue reading