Equipping Pastors: Conversations with Dwight DuBois

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Dwight DuBois' report Equipping Pastors Conversationsprovides helpful insight for any pastor considering his or her own calling to “equip the saints for the work of ministry (Eph. 4:11-13)." Many pastors recognize the need to empower every believer in the ministry of daily life. However, pastors face multiple challenges when attempting to address this need. The report explores the myriad difficulties, including:

  • uncertainty regarding how to affirm the work of God in the everyday lives of believers outside of the church
  • the expectation that “ministry” is done by pastors and trained church workers, not by every Christian
  • the perception that “ministry” or “work” of value to God’s purposes is limited to activities that maintain the church institution
  • preconceived definitions of sacred versus secular
  • the need for pastors to measure success
  • a need for theological grounding
  • busyness

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Article posted here by permission from Dwight DuBois and originally appeared in the Alban Institute's Congregations magazine.