So the Lord changes plans I appreciate prayer partners. Today marks my attempted 3 week sign off from social media (will see how I do at that) and “disconnecting” to focus on some spiritual retreat and a writing sabbatical. Will be also attending church on Sundays during this time to be fed while I’m out … Continue reading Throwback: Sabbatical announcement (3 weeks in November of 2022)
Sept 1, 2016 Flashback
Sept 1, 2016 Flashback OK so my favorite things about seminary: 1) exegetical papers (writing a verse by verse study on a passage), 2) lectures on books of the Bible, 3) some pretty awesome professors, 4) discussions on ministry and opportunities in ministry with local pastors, 5) my internship at the Jefferson Baptist Association, 6) … Continue reading Sept 1, 2016 Flashback
FYI update from the website:
FYI update from the website: https://ryanmmarks.com/itinerary/ As the Replant Pastor of Lebanon Baptist Church in Bloomsdale, MO. Ryan is available to speak occasionally, teach and conduct revitalization and discipleship workshops. As a pastor, his calendar beyond the church is approved by the Church Council so please expect a bit of time delay before receiving an … Continue reading FYI update from the website:
Question: what process do you use for preparing messages?
For years, being a guest speaker, I had lots of notice and used to put in closer to 40hours prep over several weeks and have a manuscript. At my first church as a bivocational pastor doing two and then three services/teachings a week nearly 4 yrs ago, I quickly had to change. First, a commitment … Continue reading Question: what process do you use for preparing messages?
Why pastoral Sabbatical is not just a vacation
Photo by Ksenia Chernaya on Pexels.com I am writing this article/post for three reasons. First, because it may open the eyes of someone on how to pray for and encourage their own pastor. Two, to answer questions and comments I’ve already received in only talking to a few people about my plans for a sabbatical … Continue reading Why pastoral Sabbatical is not just a vacation