I was just reading through 1 Timothy chapter 4 again and I came across verse 13. It is where Paul is encouraging Timothy on what to do in the church until he returns to be with him.
Paul says, “Until I get there, focus on reading the Scriptures to the church, encouraging the believers, and teaching them”.
This is a good place to start and a timely reminder of what Paul thought was important for this young Pastor to do. Read the Bible to the church, encourage them in their faith and teach them how to live.
With some many things that seem pressing in our churches I think Paul’s advice is spot on. Feeding and encouraging God’s sheep is a great thing to focus on for a young Pastor.