Why a Pastor Should Have a ‘Study,’ and Not an ‘Office’
Live into your role as theological leader of your church.
Editor's Note: As part of Preaching Today's partnership with the Center for Pastor Theologians, and their upcoming conference on Nov. 2-4, we are proud to feature this article by Gerald Hiestand. Gerald is the co-founder of the Center for Pastor Theologians. This is also a great introduction to a series Preaching Today will be doing in early 2016 on the idea of the Pastor Theologian. In this article Gerald argues that what you call your office/study reflects profound differences in how you view your pastoral role. Read it and be challenged!
“Let’s meet in my study.” That’s what I tell folks when I’m arranging a meeting at church. Never, “Let’s meet in my office.” Never. By all that I hold dear, never office. A minor thing, it might seem, the moniker used to designate one’s place of work. But the distinction is important for my own self-understanding. And it’s important for the folks at my church as well. But to grasp why ...