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What measures should pastors take to keep people safe when the church gathers?

In light of the Sutherland Springs Texas church shooting, the question of safety and security at churches is front and center in the minds of conscientious pastors. What theological issues should inform our views on safety and security? Is it

Posted in Oversight of Souls

Did I Kill My Sending Church?

By Brad Walker This is a complicated question, one that can hardly be answered in a quick yes or no. Before I attempt to answer that and provide some lessons that we’ve learned, a little background. In the fall of

Posted in Oversight of Souls, The Pastor's Soul

How do male pastors care well for women in their churches?

Unfortunately, this picture represents the effort that many male pastors make to care for women in their churches.  Out of caution, too often men overcompensate and leave ladies in the church feeling very relationally uncared for by men.  And yet,

Posted in Caring for Widows, Oversight of Souls

What are some of the blessings of a long pastorate?

We are very excited about this most recent contribution, The Blessings of a Long Pastorate by Pastor John Crotts who has pastored the same church for over 20 years.  Read this article and be encouraged to go, plant, and stay

Posted in Oversight of Souls, The Pastor's Soul
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