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What lessons have you learned after 20 years of pastoral ministry?

This week completes 20 years of serving in vocational ministry of some kind. I spent my first 8 years serving as an associate pastor in a variety of roles in several different churches (May 1995 – August 2003). These last

Posted in The Pastor's Soul, Training for Ministry

How does a pastor minister to victims of sin?

Answer: Often it is out of our own suffering. This is commonly how God works in our lives by his grace and pastors are no different.  This is true for my friend and pastor, James Carroll.  James grew up a pastor’s kid

Posted in Oversight of Souls, The Pastor's Soul

What kind of pastor does God use to revitalize a church?

It is unfortunate the amount of dying churches that conclude they need one of two kinds of men to lead them to revitalize their church. Churches first pursue finding the next young, rock-star preacher to be their pastor, banking on

Posted in The Pastor's Soul, Training for Ministry

Our Next Book – Caring for Widows…Now Available!

Our next book, Caring for Widows, by Brian Croft and Austin Walker (Foreword by Mike McKinley) is now available.  Crossway has done an excellent job with this work and we are hopeful this book completes the triad of Scripture (poor, orphan,

Posted in Book Recommendation, Caring for Widows
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