Richard Bewes and Equipped to Serve

Posted on March 26, 2021 
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Paul Levy in Ealing, West London, shares some memories of Richard Bewes –

“I remember him saying two things on leadership that struck me.

The first was that every appointment is a crisis and so he would devote himself to prayer particularly when they were having to make staff appointments at All Souls.

Secondly, he advocated always making sure your successor was more conservative than you are. His reasoning behind this is that men in their ministries generally broaden and relax, with some things they allow at the end of their ministry they wouldn’t allow at the start. To safeguard conservative evangelical theology, ensure your successor is more conservative than you are. …”

Read the whole article here.

(Thanks to Tim Challies for the link. Image: Welcome to the Sermon.)