This Interview Could Help You Help Your Pastor

Chris —  June 6, 2013

My friend Mark Mellinger does a great job tapping into the wisdom of Darren and Amy Patrick about a range of issues including pastoral fatigue and parenting wayward children.

Dealing with Discouragement (Darrin and Amie Patrick) from The Gospel Coalition on Vimeo.

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4 responses to This Interview Could Help You Help Your Pastor

  1. I am currently working full-time and struggling to fit in seminary, so what Darrin said about work was really helpful. Working in a job that your not overly passionate about is tough, but it’s good to know that I am not defined by my job, and in the long run, it’s temporary. But while I work this job, I can still make a difference for the kingdom and find ways to use my passions.

  2. Tyler, I think you are right. And you will be a better pastor in the long run. Because it is tempting to be defined by pastoral ministry – – it feels sort of pious.But that will quickly lead to burnout. Thanks for interacting.

  3. Chris, didn’t they interview you too? Is that posted somewhere?

  4. They did interview me. But I don’t think it’s up yet . . . at least, I haven’t seen it.