One of the apostle Paul’s seminal counsels to his protege Timothy was to let no one despise him for his youth (1 Tim. 4:12). By infusing and instructing him in the “sound doctrine” of God’s gospel, over and over again, Paul was bolstering Timothy in the truth that would enable him to be “an example in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, in purity.” By remaining humble yet confident, Timothy would lead the church. Regardless of his age, he would shepherd the body of Christ. I have similar thoughts when I think of my friend, Payte Johnson. He, too, is a young man who’s endeavoring to shepherd a congregation filled many people his elder.
Payte is the campus pastor of CrossPoint Lindsborg in Lindsborg, Kansas. There, he champions the truth of God’s Word as he engages the city of Lindsborg with the gospel of Christ crucified. In this episode, Payte shares his passion for ministry and why he and his wife feel a special calling to the city of Lindsborg. We dive deep in this episode to talk about the true nature of ministry, and why it’s never about a title or name. We also talk about the realities and practicalities of gospel ministry, and the process of planting and leading a campus church. I believe you’ll really benefit from this lengthy show as Payte and I plunge into the gospel and encourage one another in the truth that God’s not after the perfect performers, He’s after the sinners and inviting them into His perfection.
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