Pastors' Blog

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Category: Church Life

Pastors Steve, Dave, and I were talking last week about pastoral ministry. In that conversation, we reflected on the apostles’ commitment recorded in Acts:

“But we will devote ourselves to prayer and to the ministry of the word.”

Acts 6:4 (ESV)

How imperative that these priorities define a pastor’s ministry! We encouraged each other in these pursuits, and agreed that a simple yet significant way we could communicate their importance was by referring to our locations on campus as “studies” rather than “offices.”

We’re not the first to have thought of this. Here is a short article I found helpful:

https://wscal.edu/blog/pastors-study-or-office

It may take a little while to get used to the name change. But I think it’s worth it. So the next time we have an appointment, let’s meet in my study.

Blessings,

Pastor Greg

There was a time when most churches used hymnbooks for congregational singing. Many of us can remember worshipping with the red Great Hymns of the Faith or the blue Hymns for the Family of God hymnals here at San Gabriel.

But times have changed, and hymnbooks have been increasingly replaced by projectors and presentation software. Churches making this move–ours included–have done so because they believe the advantages outweigh the disadvantages.

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Recently, I subscribed to Paul David Tripp’s “Wednesday’s Word.” Honestly, I don’t always get around to reading it (I suspect, like many of you, I have too much email and some things don’t make the cut.). But I did read today’s edition, I was encouraged by it, and thought others might be too. So, here’s today’s “Wednesday’s Word.” If you like it, you might want to subscribe and follow it yourself.

Blessings,

Pastor Dave

http://www.paultripp.com/wednesdays-word... Read More

Here is a short article encouraging Christian families to attend church this Sunday, Christmas Day:

http://ftc.co/resource-library/1/2493

If you are debating whether or not to join us on Sunday, I would especially invite you to give it a careful read. I think the author gives some compelling reasons to gather with the saints on this special day.

Merry Christmas!

- Pastor Greg