From LifeWay President Thom Rainer.
On the day I wrote this article, I spoke with my youngest son about a sermon he just preached. I talked with my middle son about exciting developments at his church where he serves on staff as a pastor. And I also got to hear from my oldest son about his excitement of moving to a new church where he will be serving as senior pastor.
Three sons. Three pastors. None of whom had any of their own plans to be pastors. All three of whom expressed at some point that they had no desire to follow dad who had been a senior pastor in four different churches.
But God called them. Dad did not call them.
The Pastor’s Advocate
My sons are among the many reasons I am such an advocate for pastors. I respect them. I love them. I desire to serve them.
So I am incredibly excited to announce the release of a newsletter for pastors and staff of churches. It will be free. It will be weekly, sent directly to your email inbox. And it will be full of resources to help the pastor both in his vocational ministry and in his personal life. It is LifeWay’s and my gift each week to pastors. It is our attempt to say thank you for the ministry you do for others.
The Newsletter: Pastors Today
The newsletter is called Pastors Today. It has actually been around for a while, but we are re-launching with a new look, updated information, and my involvement. Craig Webb will continue as editor and Steve Drake will have involvement from his office of pastoral relations.
It is my prayer and dream that this newsletter will be anticipated each week by tens of thousands of pastors and staff. We at LifeWay are determined to make this resource a first class newsletter at no cost to our readers. We are determined to provide outstanding content and point readers to great resources.
Why Pastors Today?
We could name a number of reasons for re-launching this newsletter. Allow me to share five of our convictions.
Join Us, Subscribe, and Offer Input
We invite you to subscribe to this newsletter by clicking on the link below. You may be a pastor, a church staff member, or a supporter of a pastor. All of you should feel free to join us. And please let us know how we can best help pastors. In fact, feel free to give us input right now by commenting on this blog.
We are excited. And it is our prayer that we can make a positive difference in the lives of these pastors we love so dearly.
Yes! Sign me up for the free weekly newsletter, Pastors Today.