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What 3 elements need to be in every funeral sermon?

I was contacted last week by a pastor asking this question and thought there might be others asking it also.  The most helpful advice I ever received about preaching at a funeral for someone I didn’t know is: “Don’t preach

Posted in Funerals

How should pastors want to be remembered when they are gone?

Our church recently sang a Joseph Hart hymn and it reminded me of that impactful day when I stood over his grave in Bunhill Fields Cemetery just outside the city of London.  This cemetery is just outside the city limits because these

Posted in Oversight of Souls, Preaching, The Pastor's Soul

New Trench Talk Podcast – Pastoral Mentoring

Brian and Jim talk about the crucial role that mentors have played in their lives, and how pastors can mentor others. Jim tells the story of how a devoted pastor of a small, rural church mentored him in ministry even

Posted in The Pastor's Soul, Training for Ministry

A Deacon’s Training with Brian Croft (Sat. March 18; Ekron, KY)

The Salem Baptist Association in partnership with the Kentucky Baptist Convention is sponsoring a free… -Deacon’s Training-   Location: Ekron Baptist Church, 2775 Haysville Rd. Ekron, KY 40117 Date: March 18th 2017 Time: 8:00 am-11:00 am Continental Breakfast served at

Posted in Caring for Widows, Discipleship, Oversight of Souls, Promotion
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