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What were the top 5 Practical Shepherding posts of 2014?

Here are the top 5 blog posts for 2014.  Thanks to those of you who faithfully follow the blog! 5)  What are 10 characteristics I look for in an aspiring pastor? 4)  Should a pastor take a day off every

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

Why should a pastor preach through whole books of the Bible…even the hard ones?

This Sunday I begin a new adventure.  I am starting a new sermon series preaching through the book of Ezekiel.  You read that right!  Ezekiel.  Crazy, I know.  I am committed to preaching through whole books of the Bible and

Posted in Oversight of Souls, Preaching

What is Church Revitalization?

Recently, I met with a group of pastors each of whom is in a challenging church revitalization situation.  We had a very fruitful conversation about the difficulties that usually accompany taking an existing church.  Although this idea is not nearly as popular as

Posted in Oversight of Souls, The Pastor's Soul

What are the 5 areas of a local church that need to be addressed in church revitalization?

I am observing a common trend in the effort to revitalize older, established local churches.  I have seen it in my own revitalization efforts with my church for the last 11 years.  I have heard about it as I meet

Posted in Discipleship, Oversight of Souls
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