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Before We Forget

Reflections from New and Seasoned Pastors on Enduring Ministry

Nate Millican (Editor), Jonathan Woodyard (Editor)


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How can pastors endure in ministry? How can they finish well?

The pastors who have contributed to Before We Forget—some early in their ministries, some with decades of experience—believe remembering is the key to endurance. Remembering their first love. Remembering God’s call to ministry. Remembering the lessons God taught them in the early days of their service.

The premise of the book is simple. We too often and too quickly forget the lessons God is teaching us. This whole book, then, is an exercise in remembrance. The authors want to remind themselves of God’s work in their lives as he has conformed them into the image of Jesus and molded them into more faithful followers and more careful shepherds. As they remember and recount what God has done for them and in them, their reflections will encourage pastors as they too run their race with endurance.

Before We Forget includes chapters from the following leading pastors and more:
  • Jimmy Scroggins, lead pastor of Family Church in South Florida
  • Hershael York, senior pastor of Buck Run Baptist Church in Frankfort, Kentucky, dean of the Southern Seminary School of Theology
  • Kevin Ezell, president of the North American Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention
  • Jason Meyer, pastor for preaching and vision at Bethlehem Baptist Church in Minneapolis, Minnesota

B&H Books, 9781535959292, 224pp.

Publication Date: June 2, 2020

About the Author

Nathan Millican is a believer in Jesus, a husband to Lauren, and a dad. He serves as the Team Lead for Church Planting with the North American Mission Board (NAMB) in the state of Indiana, as well as the Pastor of Church Planting Partnerships at Graceland Baptist Church in New Albany, Indiana. Nathan earned a B.S. in Business Administration and an M.A. in Secondary Education from the University of Kentucky, an M.Div. from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and a D.Min. in Biblical Counseling, also from Southern.
Jonathon Woodyard and is married to Gina. They have two boys, Calvin and Caleb. He currently serves as the Lead Pastor of Northfield Community Church in Northfield, Minnesota, a plant out of Bethlehem Baptist Church in 2016. Jonathan graduated from Boyce Bible College with a B.A. in Biblical and Theological Studies and from Bethlehem College & Seminary with an M.Div. in biblical exegesis. Currently he is pursuing a Ph.D. in historical theology at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.