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What is the office and role of a deacon?

What are deacons and how are they supposed to function in the life of the church? What biblical characteristics should deacons evidence in their lives? What are the role-distinctions between the elders and deacons? How should deacons interact with the

Posted in Discipleship

Latest Podcast: When a member wants to leave your church

How might a pastor shepherd well one who is leaving the church? What biblical truths should influence how we handle a member leaving our church? What church documents might dictate how we deal with a member leaving our church? How

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

How should a pastor receive members from another church?

In receiving members from another church, to what biblical principles should the receiving pastor and church adhere? Given that many leave their former church upset or hurt, does the receiving pastor and church have a responsibility to help them resolve

Posted in Discipleship, Oversight of Souls

How do you prepare your child for adulthood?

Well, my son turned 18 years old yesterday.  Trying to process how that is possible!  Everyone says this goes fast and I am starting to believe them.  Samuel and I had lunch yesterday and spend most the day celebrating him

Posted in Discipleship, Home and Family
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