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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

What are 3 ways for a pastor to prepare his heart for a funeral?

Because there are so many elements to plan and logistics to prepare for, it is not uncommon for the pastor to have all his words prepared, service planned out, everyone in place, processional details checked off, and realize an essential

Posted in Funerals

How do I prepare a sermon for a funeral?

The most helpful advice I ever received about preaching at a funeral for someone I didn’t know is: “Don’t preach them into heaven.  Don’t preach them into hell.  Just preach the gospel for the people who are there.”  This principle

Posted in Funerals

What words should a pastor long to hear after conducting a funeral?

I am often given the opportunity to preach funerals where I do not know the deceased or their family.  This was one of those occasions.  I preached a funeral of an unbeliever with many other unbelievers present.  When conducting a

Posted in Funerals, Preaching
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