Dr. Lonnie Yoder, associate dean and professor of pastoral care and counseling, talks about the qualities of a good pastor and the qualities of a calling congregation.
Dr. Dorothy Jean Weaver, professor of New Testament, says that pastors need to know the scriptures and know the power of God.
Dr. David Evans, assistant professor of history, mission, interfaith and intercultural studies, discusses what congregations need in a pastor today. We need some fundamentalists when it comes to “Love your neighbor as yourself,” people who take that verse as literally as we take other verses in the Bible.
Dr. Michael A. King, vice president and seminary dean of Eastern Mennonite Seminary, talks about the qualities of a good pastor. How does the person relate to the role? How do congregations honor and value both the person and the role?
Dr. Joni S. Sancken, assistant professor of preaching and practical theology, discusses what makes a good pastor and what kinds of congregation are good at calling leaders.