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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

How does a pastor shepherd his people when there is a lack of common interest with them?

A young pastor once wrote me with this excellent question.  He is still fairly new at his church and has gone to pastor a church in an area and culture that is pretty foreign to him.  One of the challenges this poses

Posted in Discipleship, Oversight of Souls

How do pastors incorporate Psalm singing in their worship services?

Well, like everything else new to the congregation…incorporate slowly.  We started a few years ago to try to include Psalms in our corporate gatherings and did so slowly.  Gradually.  We built up to what we experienced a year ago in our morning

Posted in Discipleship, Oversight of Souls
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