by Richard Baxter
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What does it mean to be a pastor? In his
autobiography, The Reformed Pastor, 17th century
nonconformist pastor Richard Baxter shares his own
experiences to encourage other pastors in their vocation.
The pastor's work is to glorify God and share the truth of His faithful
ways. Pastors are called to obey God's commandments and seek His
knowledge so that they may grow in His love. Baxter discusses the many
facets of the pastorate: the nature of the work to be done, the
difficulties faced by those who are called to do it, and the benefits
reaped by those who do this work with God as their guide. In hope of
inspiring others, Baxter graciously shares what he has learned about the
pastoral responsibilities to God, to congregation, and to
CCEL Staff Writer