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What questions should I ask before joining a local church?

This has been a question I have been asked not just through the blog, but even more recently in my church by those visiting.  It is a common scenario.  You move to a new area.  You get settled at your new

Posted in Discipleship, Home and Family, Oversight of Souls

How do you evaluate a pastoral intern at the end of an internship?

As this round of pastoral interns moves to the end of the internship, I am constantly trying to think about new and helpful ways to evaluate their experience and growth.  We have been evaluating throughout the internship, but I am

Posted in Home and Family, Training for Ministry

How does a church minister to a coverted, sex offender?

I received many difficult questions at the workshop on Monday evening.  But, this one stuck out to me as especially difficult.  Here was the nature of the question from a pastor: How do I and our church minister to a

Posted in Discipleship

How did the Practical Shepherding Workshop go?

I couldn’t be more pleased with how well the workshop went.  The hospitality from SBTS was wonderful and well done.  The PS staff did a great job.  Everything went smooth.  We had a good crowd including several walk-ins we were

Posted in The Pastor's Soul
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