November 22, 2011 by
Categories: Audio messages | Conferences
Mickey Connolly preached from 1 Thessalonians 2:1-12 at the fourth general session of our Pastors Conference. His message, titled "Two Parent Pastoring," looked at Paul's maternal/paternal model of ministry. Paul's approach, showing a balance of motherly tenderness and affections (v. 7) with fatherly courage and leadership (v. 11), is a pattern for all pastors to learn from.
Early in the message Mickey said,
The motives and methods of effective pastoring are modeled for us in a mother and father's care for their children. While fathers certainly have affections, and mothers certainly are involved in leading the children—there's something about a mother's affection that uniquely models our motive for pastoring. And there is something about a father's leadership that uniquely models our methods for pastoring.
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