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What should be the opening words of a funeral service?

Opening a funeral service can feel as awkward as those first words you speak to the family who has just lost their loved one.  Yet, because of the attentiveness people give in those moments, we must seize the opportunity to

Posted in Funerals

Are you ready to conduct your first funeral?

I once had 5 different men who had 5 different funeral circumstances to relay to me in one week.  Among these scenarios, there were 2 common links.  They contacted me because they were either faced with doing their first funeral in a

Posted in Funerals

First Three Books in the PS Series…Available Today!!

Released today are the first three of seven books in our new Practical Shepherding Series.  Get them on paperback or kindle: Visit the Sick By: Brian Croft (Foreword by Mark Dever) Paperback Kindle   Prepare Them To Shepherd By: Brian

Posted in Book Recommendation, Funerals, Hospital Visitation, Promotion, Training for Ministry

What are the basic requirements for your pastoral internship?

Auburndale Baptist Church Pastoral Internship (no salary) 4 month period (8-10 hours weekly) Requirements   1)   Weekly one hour meeting with Brian Book Discussion Check in on goals and project Scriptural basis for pastoral ministry Q and A 2)   Book

Posted in Caring for Widows, Funerals, Hospital Visitation, Training for Ministry
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