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How do you care for a widow in a nursing home?

A nursing home can be viewed as this middle category between hospital and home and can serve a widow in a couple of different scenarios. It can be that place where they go to die. Alternatively, though weakness or sickness

Posted in Caring for Widows

Brian Croft – Interviewed about shepherding dying churches.

Jeff Robinson from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary interviewed Brian Croft about his new book, Biblical Church Revitalization: Solutions for dying and divided churches, and the difficult work that is trying to revitalize a dying church. Read the full interview

Posted in Book Recommendation, Training for Ministry

How does a pastor deal with awkward silence with visiting folks?

This is a question that came to me by a young and introverted pastor who is struggling to know how to make conversation with elderly folks when he goes to visit them.  I wish more and more young pastors knew their weaknesses

Posted in Caring for Widows, Hospital Visitation, Oversight of Souls

How do you respond to encouraging words about your sermon?

“Great job…good sermon…that really spoke to me.”  The list of phrases a pastor may hear as church members exit the church goes on.  Inevitably, whether the sermon was good or not, these quick comments will be spoken to us with

Posted in Preaching
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