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What are the 5 areas of a local church that need to be addressed in church revitalization?

I am observing a common trend in the effort to revitalize older, established local churches.  I have seen it in my own revitalization efforts with my church for the last 11 years.  I have heard about it as I meet

Posted in Discipleship, Oversight of Souls

How does a pastor shepherd his people when there is a lack of common interest with them?

A young pastor once wrote me with this excellent question.  He is still fairly new at his church and has gone to pastor a church in an area and culture that is pretty foreign to him.  One of the challenges this poses

Posted in Discipleship, Oversight of Souls

How do pastors incorporate Psalm singing in their worship services?

Well, like everything else new to the congregation…incorporate slowly.  We started a few years ago to try to include Psalms in our corporate gatherings and did so slowly.  Gradually.  We built up to what we experienced a year ago in our morning

Posted in Discipleship, Oversight of Souls

How do you prepare your teenager for adulthood?

I went on a trip a couple of years ago with my son after he turned 13 years old.  What was the occasion?  My wife and I promised each of our children when they turned 13 years old, they would get to

Posted in Discipleship, Home and Family
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