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Published Article: 5 Things I Learned in My First Year as a Pastor

TJC Pastor, Raymond Johnson, wrote an article for The Southern Blog of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary titled, "5 Things I Learned in My First Year as a Pastor."

He writes:
"Our goal is not to make our churches hum (as Paul Powel suggests in his book How to Make Your Church Hum). Rather, we should be asking ourselves, “Will the Bible be the final arbiter of faith and practice in this local church?” In answering that question, ministers see that the Bible alone sets the standard for what a minister of the gospel does because the church is not a mere institution or organization. The church is the body of Christ that stands as the outpost of God’s kingdom on earth. The church is an embassy of heaven in a fallen and evil world."

Follow the link to see the lessons Pastor Raymond has learned in his first year at TJC: