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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

How can a pastor help his children appreciate his work?

I recently spoke with a friend of mine whose pastoral difficulties in his church has spilled over into his family.  This is often times unavoidable, but when his children start to ask, “Daddy, why does our church hate us” it takes it

Posted in Home and Family, Oversight of Souls

How does a pastor deal with awkward silence with visiting folks?

This is a question that came to me by a young and introverted pastor who is struggling to know how to make conversation with elderly folks when he goes to visit them.  I wish more and more young pastors knew their weaknesses

Posted in Caring for Widows, Hospital Visitation, Oversight of Souls
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