The new Pastor’s Study begins next Wednesday, October 16, at 7:00 pm. It will meet continually, with occasional short breaks around holidays. We will explore a number of different topics, beginning with a survey of the gospel of Luke.
Luke is my favorite gospel. It is the only gospel where we find many of our most beloved Bible passages and most memorable characters—the birth of Jesus and the shepherds of Bethlehem, the boy Jesus in the temple, the Good Samaritan, Mary and Martha, the Prodigal Son and the Older Brother, Zacchaeus the tax collector, the road to Emmaus.
Pastoral ministry is one of the few professions left that has not been broken down into specialties and sub specialties. Most pastors have to be a jack of all trades and still be a master of many of them—preacher, worship leader, theologian, administrator, chaplain, pastoral counselor, executive, community leader, and increasingly, technologist and social media personality.
But of all the trades of which a pastor must be proficient, my favorite pastoral role is that of teacher. Since I have been at Trinity, I have been so looking forward to when I might begin to teach. There is nothing quite so wonderful as laughing and learning together! Also, I have found that the best way to learn something is to teach it.
Please join us next Wednesday as we meet Jesus of Nazareth once again, as presented by the physician and companion to the Apostle Paul—Luke.