Pastors Are the Most Important Theologians

Pastors have a wonderful opportunity to instill rich theological content in their churches through their leadership. Watch this Seven Minute Seminary as Dr. Frank Moore offers 5 ways pastors can be resident theologians.

1. Preach the entire gospel that focuses not only the forgiveness of sins, but the transformation that God works in us through the power of the Holy Spirit.
2. Lead communion regularly and intentionally so that your people become attuned to the Lord’s supper as a mean of grace in our lives.
3. Develop an ear for music that has lyrics and melodies welcoming the holy love of God into our lives as individuals and local communities.
4. Mentor leaders in your congregation toward understanding God’s holistic vision for discipleship and the strategy for implementing that in your church.
5. Provide oversight for selecting curriculum in your Sunday School groups or small groups that meet throughout the week.

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4 COMMENTS

  1. I was left wondering what you meant by the comments on contemporary music. I guess I am one who never thought of any kind of music as “reformed” or “Wesleyan.” I would like to see the words of a contemporary song that is specifically “reformed” in its message.

  2. I was left wondering what you meant by your comments about contemporary music. I guess I am one who never thought of any kind of music as “reformed” or “Wesleyan”, but rather as praise, whether contemporary or traditional, both of which I find spiritually uplifting. I would like to see the words of a contemporary song that is specifically “reformed” in its theological message. Thanks for your thoughtful message.

  3. Frank and/or others:

    Can you give some good examples of more Wesleyan-leaning contemporary worship songs?
    As a worship leader, I do strive to filter our music for quality and depth, and I probably lean more implicitly towards Wesleyan thought.

    It’d be great to share some positive examples together!

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