"Mark Dever speaks to why endurance is such a necessary virtue for the Christian minister. In this talk, Dever aims to exhort pastors to not miss out on the joys of ministry, such as the joy of resting in the sufficiency of Scripture, the joy of hearing others preach better sermons than you, the joy of seeing others converted, and other joys. These joys are part of the fuel God intends his pastors to have to continue in their service. Why are denominational growth awards paltry substitutes for healthy churches? What are the joys of the spotlight vs. the joy of the elder’s chair?"

This was given at the Together for the Gospel conference in 2016. This conference focused on the Reformation, in line with the 500th year commemoration of the Reformaiton.