Lessons Learned from Pastoral Ministry

Darrin Patrick is the pastor of The Journey in St. Louis, a church he planted back in 2002. He also serves as the Vice President of the Acts 29 Church Planting Network and has written a couple books, Church Planter and For the City (with Matt Carter).

Earlier this year Darrin sat down with us to talk theology and pastoral ministry. In this five-minute video he mentions a few lessons he's learned:

In sum,

  • Trust others with ministry
  • Say no to critical people
  • Learn from other churches and minstries
  • Be willing to give away your best leaders

Jonathan Parnell (@jonathanparnell) is a writer and content strategist at Desiring God. He lives in the Twin Cities with his wife, Melissa, and their four children, and is the co-author of How to Stay Christian in Seminary.