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What is the difference between a pastor and a deacon?

I often get asked this question, as many churches affirm the distinct roles between pastors and deacons, yet confuse these roles functionally.  Particularly in SBC churches, the deacons commonly carry the title of “deacon” but actually function like a pastor with

Posted in Discipleship, Oversight of Souls, Training for Ministry

How do you disciple a new Christian who cannot read or write?

A few years ago had the privilege of baptizing a new believer. I quickly came to realize this was not going to be the typical discipleship scenario (as if there is one). He is an elderly man who cannot see

Posted in Discipleship

How can your church care for widows and singles as Thanksgiving approaches?

The best way to care for those in our church who may be alone on Thanksgiving is to invite them to your family gathering, or find others in your church who would be willing to take them in.  This takes

Posted in Caring for Widows, Discipleship, Home and Family

How does a pastor encourage military veterans in his congregation during July 4th weekend?

For those living in America, you know July 4 is coming, which is the day we celebrate our Independence as a nation. For my international readers, this is a day that is often used to honor those who have served

Posted in Discipleship, Oversight of Souls
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