Spiritual Formation and the Pastor

This is taken from the comment that I left on Scot McKnight’s blog Jesus Creed on the post entitled “Pastors Teaching Pastors

My take on spiritual formation and the pastor

When on thinks of pastors at this day and age one ascribes him to someone running the affairs of the church. This idea gives a false norm and tells the pastor that his work largely deals with outward projections of things and thus the major work of the pastor is largely neglected, which deals with the inner dimension. This is where spiritual formation comes in. The first task for the pastor is to be spiritually formed himself. The self must be led in depth following Jesus. In the journey of being spiritually formed he embodies the out workings of what being led by Jesus means to his congregation, and thus this is where i believe spiritual formation and the pastor converge.

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