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5 years later…remembering my late pastoral mentor.

Five years ago today, my dear friend and pastoral mentor, Jackson Boyett and his wife, Barbara were hit by a drunk driver and killed just outside Austin, TX where they had lived and ministered at Dayspring Fellowship for almost 30 years.  Jackson was

Posted in Oversight of Souls, The Pastor's Soul, Training for Ministry

How can a church care for widows and singles the week of Thanksgiving?

The best way to care for those in our church who may be alone on Thanksgiving is to invite them to your family gathering, or find others in your church who would be willing to take them in.  This takes

Posted in Caring for Widows, Oversight of Souls

A Great Week of Practical Shepherding Events!

Thank you for praying for the Practical Shepherding events this past week.  It was a full week!  I (Brian) was in Washington, DC on Monday and Tuesday at a joint 9 Marks/ NAMB Church Revitalization Event. Home Wednesday and Thursday…

Posted in Oversight of Souls, Preaching, Promotion, Training for Ministry

How can a pastor help his children appreciate his work?

I recently spoke with a friend of mine whose pastoral difficulties in his church has spilled over into his family.  This is often times unavoidable, but when his children start to ask, “Daddy, why does our church hate us” it takes it

Posted in Home and Family, Oversight of Souls
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