Brothers, We Are Not Professionals: A Plea to Pastors for Radical Ministry
In this revised and expanded edition of Brothers, We Are Not Professionals that includes a new introduction and select all-new chapters, best-selling author John Piper pleads through a series of thoughtful essays with fellow pastors to abandon the professionalization of the pastorate and pursue the prophetic call of the Bible for radical ministry.
“We pastors are being killed by the professionalizing of the pastoral ministry,” he writes. “The mentality of the professional is not the mentality of the prophet. It is not the mentality of the slave of Christ. Professionalism has nothing to do with the essence and heart of the Christian ministry. The more professional we long to be, the more spiritual death we will leave in our wake. For there is no professional childlikeness, there is no professional tenderheartedness, there is no professional panting after God.
Required FLS textbook for Principles of Pastoral Theology course taught by Dr. James Molstre, Dean of FLS.
Required FLS textbook for Pastoral Theology course taught by Dr. James Molstre, Dean of FLS.
Required reading option in Category D for AFLTS interns.