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What are some ways an aspiring pastor can serve his wife before becoming a pastor?

Aspiring pastors are usually chomping at the bit to become pastors.  Rightly so.  Because of this, those aspiring to pastoral ministry often times dream to the future to one day serve in that capacity and miss some very significant ways he can serve his

Posted in Home and Family, Preaching, Training for Ministry

Are you ready to conduct your first funeral?

I once had 5 different men who had 5 different funeral circumstances to relay to me in one week.  Among these scenarios, there were 2 common links.  They contacted me because they were either faced with doing their first funeral in a

Posted in Funerals

When all else fails, what can I pray during a hospital visit?

When all else fails…pray the gospel.  One morning, I was called by a nurse at a local hospital requesting my immediate presence.  The non-Christian spouse of one of our members was moments away from dying.  I had no idea what

Posted in Hospital Visitation, Oversight of Souls

What is the most common ministry priority that a pastor neglects?

When I became a senior pastor, transitioning from an associate role at another church, my life and ministry suddenly became very busy—busier than they had ever been before. I knew, without a doubt, what I was called to do. I

Posted in Oversight of Souls, The Pastor's Soul
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