Orientation to Pastoral Work, Class #5 of 5: The Pastor’s Spiritual Life

Class #5. The Pastor’s Spiritual Life (November)
A Menu of Practical Spiritual Disciplines

Application: Organizing for Long Term Spiritual Health
– Ministry is a marathon.
– Fulfill your Calling, Sabbath, prayer life, discernment, etc. Finishing well.
– “What is God doing here and how can I cooperate with God?”

Outcome: within one month, when requested, you will be able to explain to your DS or mentor your personal systems of reading the Bible devotionally, systematic prayer, show your personal journal and your progress in writing in keeping your commitments to caring for your own spiritual life.


Textbooks: Book of Discipline and Pastoral Expectations (IGRC booklet)

All Scripture quotations are from the Revised Standard Version of the Bible, copyright © 1946, 1952, and 1971 National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved. Quotes “From The Book of Discipline of The United Methodist Church—2016 [are] Copyright © 2016 by The United Methodist Publishing House. Used by permission.” Please review the page How and Why We Use Quotes.

Months off: June and December.

January through May, the five sessions of Disciple Making 101 are offered with a focus on helping pastors implement an effective discipleship system in their local congregation both to make disciples and organize laity in disciple making.

Level: First Draft. Last revision: 11/26/2019.
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