Humble Leadership: Being Radically Open to God's Guidance and Grace

As part of a comprehensive review of our curriculum at Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary, we recently asked laypeople from around the country what qualities they want in their pastors. Many said that they want their pastors to possess biblical and theological understanding, leadership skills and an ability to communicate clearly. No surprises there. We expected these responses. What surprised us was the large number of people who said, “We want humble pastors, pastors who are not arrogant, church leaders who listen to us and don’t just tell us what to do.”


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