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How does a pastor approach pre-marital counseling?

I begin pre-marital counseling with a young couple in our church this evening.  I often receive questions about pre-marital counseling.  Yet, counseling those preparing for marriage can be very complex and involved to a level that makes it hard to

Posted in Oversight of Souls, Weddings

Pastors, if you knew you would die tomorrow, what final words would you speak to your congregation?

Pastors, if you had one last word to give your congregation before you died, what would it be?  Most congregations do not get that final word, but Dayspring Fellowship was given such a gift.  Many of you know that my

Posted in Oversight of Souls, The Pastor's Soul

When all else fails, what can I pray during a hospital visit?

When all else fails…pray the gospel.  One morning, I was called by a nurse at a local hospital requesting my immediate presence.  The non-Christian spouse of one of our members was moments away from dying.  I had no idea what

Posted in Hospital Visitation, Oversight of Souls

What is the most common ministry priority that a pastor neglects?

When I became a senior pastor, transitioning from an associate role at another church, my life and ministry suddenly became very busy—busier than they had ever been before. I knew, without a doubt, what I was called to do. I

Posted in Oversight of Souls, The Pastor's Soul
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