Creating a Culture of Joy in Your Church

Speakers: C.J. Mahaney Year: 2016 Session: Breakout Session

“shepherd the flock of God that is among you, exercising oversight, not under compulsion, but willingly, as God would have you; not for shameful gain, but eagerly.” (1 Peter 5:2) Pastoral ministry not only involves the faithful proclamation of the gospel but it also calls for pleasing God in the privacy of the pastor’s heart. In this breakout session, C.J. Mahaney looks at 1 Peter 5 to help encourage pastors in their joy in ministry.


C.J. Mahaney serves as the Senior Pastor for Sovereign Grace Church of Louisville and is the author of several books, including Living the Cross Centered Life, Humility: True Greatness, Don’t Waste Your Sports, and Sex, Romance and the Glory of God. C.J. and his wife, Carolyn, have three married daughters, one son, and twelve grandchildren. They reside in Louisville, Kentucky but C.J. cheers for his hometown teams the Washington Redskins, Nationals, Wizards, and University of Maryland basketball.