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What should I do with the hard, difficult people in my church who appear to hate me?

One of the most significant implications from Hebrews 13:17 (giving account for souls) I learned early in ministry was that I don’t have the right to dislike and refuse to care for someone’s soul that God has entrusted to me.  This is important to realize

Posted in Hospital Visitation, Oversight of Souls, The Pastor's Soul

I just arrived to pastor a dying church…now what?

So many of the mistakes and missteps a pastor makes in a church struggling and needing revitalization comes from a lack of knowledge of what to do. The absence of clear thinking on this matter causes a pastor to listen to

Posted in Training for Ministry, Oversight of Souls

Newest Trench Talk Podcast: Holidays in the church

Christmas may only come once a year, but the calendar is full of holidays. Should you esteem one holiday more highly than another or treat every Sunday alike? In this episode, we walk through the calendar with Brian Croft and

Posted in Training for Ministry, Oversight of Souls

Is going to pastor in a small rural town worth it?

This is an excellent story about what it means to be a pastor in a small rural town.  A noble work that needs faithful men:

Posted in Oversight of Souls, The Pastor's Soul
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