A Few Basics for Longevity in Ministry

At our monthly Pastor’s Gathering in Tangipahoa recently, 89 year old A.L. Palmer shared a great and challenging message about the Gospel being for every man and our responsibility to carry the Gospel to every man. After the message he was asked how he stayed so sharp mentally and physically through 60+ years of ministry. His responses were simple:

  1. Constant Review – Memory will lapse, truths must be reviewed over and over again.
  2. Physical Exercise – noticing that people who had physical fitness routines were sharper than those that didn’t, at 55 yeas of age he became a jogger, lost 25 pounds, and ran 3 miles a day for 12+ years.
  3. On dealing with Problems in the church – Don’t let troubles build up, get at’em early, find out what the facts are. Don’t be afraid to challenge problem people.

Great to listen to those leading the way into Gospel ministry longevity. Grateful for men like Dr. Palmer.

Here him in his own words. You’ll be blessed:

Posted on October 18, 2011, in Ministry, Northshore Baptist Associations. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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