The Pastor as a Scholar

The Gospel Coalition 2009 National Conference


In this 64-minute session, John Piper, the founder of DesiringGod.org and chancellor of Bethlehem College and Seminary, shares the seven stages of his life as he came to understand the dual role of a pastor and a scholar. 



Which of John's points did you find most impactful? Why?
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What did the Lord reveal to you through this message? (Did you gain a specific insight into your life or ministry? What challenged you? Were you convicted of sin?)
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How were you encouraged through this message? How can you use what you’ve learned to encourage someone else—in your personal life, at work, or at church—and equip them as a disciple of Christ?
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How, practically, can you implement what you heard from this message in your life and/or ministry today? What will you do differently this week because of what you’ve just heard?
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John began in a place that led most people to believe he would never be either a pastor or a scholar. God has unique plans for all of us. As you look to refining not only your pastoral ministry, but also your study, remember that God superintends it all.



 

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