In this episode of You’re Not Crazy, Ray Ortlund and Sam Allberry address listener questions. They discuss issues like these:

  • how to lead a staff team in building a gospel culture, emphasizing the importance of eye contact, laughter, openness, and vulnerability
  • imposter syndrome in Christian ministry, sharing stories and insights on how to cope with feelings of inadequacy
  • the transformative power of the gospel and the need for a shift in preaching focus—from challenging people to presenting Christ and his promises
  • the role of church membership in establishing a gospel culture and the importance of setting expectations for behavior within the church community

The episode concludes with reflections on how pastors should seek feedback and criticism for personal growth and also fuel their desire for a Great Awakening rooted in the goodness of Jesus.

Recommended resource: Reactivity: How the Gospel Transforms Our Actions and Reactions by Paul David Tripp

Editors’ note: 

In their new book, You’re Not Crazy, Ray Ortlund and Sam Allberry want to help weary leaders renew their love for ministry by equipping them to build a gospel-centered culture in every aspect of their churches. If you’ve benefited from the You’re Not Crazy podcast, we think your church will be encouraged by this book. Pick up a copy of You’re Not Crazy today and receive 30 percent off when you sign up for a free Crossway Plus account.