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What are ten characteristics I look for in an aspiring pastor?

Scripture must first be our guide when evaluating a young man’s desire for pastoral ministry (1 Tim. 3:1-7; Titus 1:5-9; 1 Pet. 5:1-4).  This blueprint needs to then be evaluated by the young man’s desire for the work (internal calling),

Posted in The Pastor's Soul, Training for Ministry

Should a pastor take a day off every week?

Here is my simple and straightforward answer…yes.  No caveats.  No disclaimers.   Just, yes.  Here are a few reasons I feel so strongly about this: 1) Sunday is a work day for a pastor I know it is the Lord’s Day. 

Posted in The Pastor's Soul

How does a pastor approach pre-marital counseling?

I begin pre-marital counseling with a young couple in our church this evening.  I often receive questions about pre-marital counseling.  Yet, counseling those preparing for marriage can be very complex and involved to a level that makes it hard to

Posted in Oversight of Souls, Weddings

New Book: Caring for Widows now available for pre-order

Excited to announce that Care for Widows: Ministering God’s Grace written by Brian Croft and Austin Walker is now available for pre-order on Amazon.  Crossway has just announced its release for April 2015.  Very excited about this needed and important

Posted in Book Recommendation
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