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How does a pastor deal with awkward silence with visiting folks?

This is a question that came to me by a young and introverted pastor who is struggling to know how to make conversation with elderly folks when he goes to visit them.  I wish more and more young pastors knew their weaknesses

Posted in Caring for Widows, Hospital Visitation, Oversight of Souls

What are 10 tips when visiting new parents in the hospital?

  We have had many new babies born into our congregation in the last several years.  Pastors, seize every opportunity to go to the hospital on these occasions to see new born babies.  It is some of the only times you go

Posted in Hospital Visitation

What should I do with the hard, difficult people in my church who appear to hate me?

One of the most significant implications from Hebrews 13:17 (giving account for souls) I learned early in ministry was that I don’t have the right to dislike and refuse to care for someone’s soul that God has entrusted to me.  This is important to realize

Posted in Hospital Visitation, Oversight of Souls, The Pastor's Soul

What do I love about C.H. Spurgeon’s ministry that is largely overlooked?

Charles Spurgeon is celebrated as one of the most gifted, dedicated, brilliant, and impacting preachers and pastors in history.  This honorable distinction is given by most because of his piercing, articulate, Christ-centered, and Word-driven sermons that were heard and have

Posted in Hospital Visitation
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