Eugene Peterson on pastoring

“The pastor’s question is, “Who are these particular people, and how can I be with them in such a way that they can become what God is making them?” My job is simply to be there, teaching, preaching Scripture as well as I can, and being honest with them, not doing anything to interfere with what the Spirit is shaping in them. Could God be doing something that I never even thought of? Am I willing to be quiet for a day, a week, a year?”
-The Contemplative Pastor (Introduction)

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One thought on “Eugene Peterson on pastoring

  1. Eugene Peterson is rad. He’s such a profound, yet unassuming person. I saw him preach once at a conference at Warm Beach Camp. He seemed so humble. The hard part in what he said is not getting in the way of the Spirit. That’s hard.

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