Character Counts, Especially in the Ministry

Last night in our Bristol CAPS class, Pastor Bryan Hall spoke on the need for the preacher to be a man of character and integrity.

I wanted to mention three additional resources to encourage you to pursue godliness in your personal life:

1. Dr. Don Whitney has written a great article entitled “The Sinkhole Syndrome” -great material for the kind of regular spiritual check-ups we should engage in.

A couple of quotes:

I’m sure you’re already familiar with many factors that undermine intimacy with Christ. Realize that it’s almost certain that the ‘time-thieves’ trying to steal from your time with God will only increase as the years pass. My hope is that this article will alert you to this subtle, creeping tendency so that it won’t overtake you.

Resolve never to let your daily life keep you from Jesus daily.

2. Messages from the 2010 Bancroft Leadership Conference on Integrity in the Ministry (free downloads, messages by Dr. Peter Youmans)

3. Warren Wiersbe’s book, The Integrity Crisis (required reading for the CAPS diploma program)

* Note: if you are presently in the CAPS class and are a member of my local church and do not have a copy, please let me know.

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About dougsmith1977

Disciple of the Lord Jesus, husband, dad, student, teacher, preacher, media producer, blogger, writer. Author of Keeping the Faith in a Christian College. I tweet @dougsmith1977 .
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