This text had its beginnings early one morning just prior to a seminar for training Pastors and Church Leaders. I had already advertised that my topic would be the “Do’s and Don’ts of Pastoring”.
I said to my wife Yvonne,
“What practical things have we learnt over the last thirty years of ministry?”
Within thirty minutes we had written down about fifty do’s and don’ts of ministry. When the seminar started I put these up on the overhead point by point and made a few comments. A lively dialogue followed. It was a real success.
The pastors and leaders were very enthusiastic. They loved it. Many said it was the best seminar they had ever attended.