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The New Pastor’s Handbook…Now Available

The New Pastor’s Handbook: Help and Encouragement For The First Years of Ministry written by Jason Helopoulos is now available.  This is a helpful resource for any pastor and is a must read for all pastors who have served less

Posted in Book Recommendation, Training for Ministry

Are there different paths to pastoral ministry?

I was interviewed recently by Christianity Today about my unique journey into pastoral ministry.  I didn’t attend seminary.  I didn’t serve in an internship.  I got hammered in hard churches and got good faithful pastoral mentoring outside of the local churches of which

Posted in Training for Ministry

It’s Pastor Appreciation Month! How do I encourage my pastor?

Based on the emails, notes, and phone calls I continue to get, trust me…your pastor needs encouragement.  He needs to know that what he does week in and week out means something to God as well as those for whom he

Posted in The Pastor's Soul

What are the most common struggles of a regular pastor?

As I work with pastor all around the world, I am struck by two things:  How much pastors are struggling with discouragement and how many think they are alone in their struggle.  Last week, I received an email from a

Posted in The Pastor's Soul
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