In this episode, Mark Buchanan joins Jason for a profoundly helpful conversation on pastoral ministry. Today Mark is helping shape the thinking and perspectives of tomorrow’s church leaders at Ambrose University in Calgary.
Though at this moment many look to Mark as a guide in Christian mysticism and thought, Mark starts by sharing that the first 20 some-odd years of his life were spent with no knowledge of the Christian God. He explains how Scripture was the one gateway to him coming to Christ, and that it left him trembling in awe and wonder. Incredibly enough, Mark does not seem to have lost that wonder, and so Jason asks him how to keep those embers aflame.
The conversation's topics include: what needs to be foundational for young leaders to be faithful, how grief shaped a pastoral heart in Mark and how difficult it can be to pursue your convictions when you will inevitably fail to get it right. Through years of pastoring in the church, teaching on pastoral ministry in the classroom, and walking trails with various church leaders each week, Mark proves to be a wellspring of gentle wisdom and insight to pastors of all ages today.
On Tuesday, February 9th, Compassion is inviting Canadian pastors to an hour with Compassion International’s President and CEO, Jimmy Melado, to hear about how COVID has affected the global church and how Compassion is working hard to stand with local churches around the world.
If you’re curious about what Compassion is about and what it could look like for your church to partner with them, you can learn more and register for the hour with Jimmy Melado at ccln.ca/compassion.