Consider Becoming a Country Parson

Tim Keller's advice to young ministers -- "Consider Becoming a Country Parson."

That's good advice for those who are eager to get out into the field of ministry. As a solo pastor, you'll get a chance to do just about everything everything.

Most young people upon graduation, hope for a staff position in a larger suburban church, but that kind of ministry does not equip one for the multiple demands of senior/solo pastorate or church planting.

The fact is. . . there is a shortage of rural/small town pastors,  and a glut of people hoping for staff positions.

One important reminder, however, is in order: a country pastorate is not merely the stepping stone to a "bigger and better" ministry. It may BE the bigger and better ministry for you.

With nearly two and a half decades of experience as a country parson, I can honestly say it is the most rewarding ministry position I could possibly imagine.

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