by Jim Putman
How do you lead in ways that start to birth a church that carries out Jesus’ commission to all who follow Him? Real Life Ministries founder and leader, and DiscipleShift author Jim Putman identifies four specifc roles of a pastor who leads a church of disciple makers:
1. An Authentic Disciple
There’s an old saying: “Who you are thunders so loud that it drowns out your words.” To be a disciple-making pastor, you must learn to walk with God daily. This is why church leaders are people of prayer, Bible study and the inner life of the Spirit. Walking authentically with God gives legitimacy to our teaching and leadership.
Living out the life of an authentic disciple with our families is especially important. Too many church leaders neglect the most important mission field of all–their own homes. When we walk with God together with our families, this becomes the daily testing ground that authenticates the teaching and leading we do in the church. Continue Reading…