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What should be the opening words of a funeral service?

Opening a funeral service can feel as awkward as those first words you speak to the family who has just lost their loved one.  Yet, because of the attentiveness people give in those moments, we must seize the opportunity to

Posted in Funerals

What is an important lesson a pastor can only learn by staying longer than 5 years at his church?

A pastor must stay longer than 5 years to learn about the sweetness of tough love. Every pastor thinks he wants everyone to instantly receive him and his ministry and think those ultra-supportive church members are exactly what he wants.  But I have

Posted in Oversight of Souls, The Pastor's Soul

What is a great summer ministry for stay-at-home moms?

One of the most helpful assets to a pastor in the local church in regard to caring for elderly widows is a stay-at-home mom. Here are five practical ways a pastor can train young moms in his church to take their children

Posted in Caring for Widows

What should a pastor do in his first few years at a church?

So many of the mistakes and missteps a pastor makes in a church as the new pastor comes from a lack of knowledge of what to do. The absence of clear thinking on this matter causes a pastor to listen to

Posted in Oversight of Souls, The Pastor's Soul, Training for Ministry
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