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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 was a faithful element of C.H. Spurgeon’s ministry 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, Oversight of Souls, Preaching

How can a pastor use the public gathering to teach his church about caring for the sick?

I will admit, praying the never-ending prayer list when the church gathers can turn into a meaningless, painful mantra.  This is not what I am proposing.  I am encouraging you to pick a couple of significant afflictions in your church

Posted in Hospital Visitation, Oversight of Souls

How do you deal with awkward silence when 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 Hospital Visitation, Oversight of Souls
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