Last night was the second week in a semester-long class Marianne and I are teaching, through Nathan’s Voice and our fellowships, on pastoral counseling. We had a full house (literally!).
We previously taught this two years ago, and many are now ministering grace and healing in our county to those trapped in the bondage of addictions, past abuse, and controlling emotional wounds.
About half of the class comes from our fellowships, and the rest from other churches in the area.
But this morning, I’m tired…
Teaching these classes take a lot out of me, while also resonating with my core motivation of seeing the Body of Christ fully function as God intended.
Relational fellowship is critical for healthy churches. But we also must not neglect intentional, systematic teaching and mentoring – and focused areas of ministry – as we equip others and advance His Kingdom.