The Principles Of Sound Church Leadership

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be a pastor? Rev. Dr. Daniel Borvan joins Pastor Chris Gordon to pull back the curtain and take a candid look at church leadership and what it takes to be a Godly and effective pastor.
Title
The Principles Of Sound Church Leadership
Summary
Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be a pastor? Rev. Dr. Daniel Borvan joins Pastor Chris Gordon to pull back the curtain and take a candid look at church leadership and what it takes to be a Godly and effective pastor.
Published
Jun 12, 2024
Hosted By
Pastor Chris Gordon
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Show Notes


Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be a pastor? Rev. Dr. Daniel Borvan joins Pastor Chris Gordon to pull back the curtain and take a candid look at church leadership and what it takes to be a Godly and effective pastor. They discuss the responsibility to be humble, to be above reproach in behavior, to be wise in doctrine and willing to love people. They acknowledge it can be a challenging job that isn’t for the weak of heart, but that through prayer, scripture and the strength of the Lord, good men are leading churches and continuing to take up the call.

Chapters:
00:00 - intro to Dan Borvan
00:45 - The Subject Of Leadership
02:27 - 1st Peter
03:26 - Challenges Of Church Leadership
04:46 - Chosen By God
05:50 - Am I Qualified To Lead?
07:00 - Some Like Meetings
08:10 - The Need For Godly Men
10:00 - Pastors Must Be Wise
12:00 - Never Be Alone With A Woman Who’s Not Your Wife
14:00 - Protecting Pastors
15:00 - How To Handles Criticism & Conflict
16:00 - Disengagement
17:43 - Pitfalls Of A Super Pastor
19:00 - Advice For The Young Guys
20:30 - “Interesting” Jobs Of The Past
21:00 - Understanding Criticism
24:00 - Loving Christians
26:00 - It’s Not About Me
28:00 - Solving Conflict
30:00 - No Room For Ego

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Rev. Dr. Daniel Borvan is pastor of preaching ministry at Christ Reformed Church. His responsibilities are to “preach the Word; be ready in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, and exhort, with complete patience and teaching” (2 Timothy 4:2).

Daniel earned his Master of Divinity degree from Westminster Seminary California in 2011. As a student at Westminster Seminary he learned that all study of Scripture, theology, and church history is put into practice in the worship and work of the church. The goal is to glorify Christ by serving His church. At Westminster Seminary he also earned a Master of Arts degree in Historical Theology. His thesis paper was on Faustus Socinus.

Daniel is chairman of the Heidelberg Reformation Association. Some of his published articles are on the Heidelblog website. Daniel was installed as pastor of preaching ministry at Christ Reformed Church September 29, 2023, having served four years at Grace Torrance United Reformed Church in Torrance, California as minister of Word and sacrament. Daniel is married to Marcy and they have two daughters and a son.


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