Shepherding the Flock of God: An Invitation to Methodist Ministers
Shepherds lead, care for, direct, admonish, and warn the sheep, yet not in a way that is harsh, haughty, driving, divisive, mean-spirited, manipulative, or shame-based.
The Pulpit Ministry of the Pastor-Theologian
The maturity we are after is opposed to get-big-quick schemes and methods. It requires long, slow, steady growth.