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How long should I preach?

I find many pastors, especially younger ones, are regularly wrestling with this question.  The pressure to answer can be self-imposed, or forced by those in your church who complain your sermons are too long.  The problem is there does not seem to

Posted in Oversight of Souls, Preaching

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
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