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Why should a pastor stay a long time at one church?

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

Posted in Oversight of Souls

How does a pastor know when to make changes in his church?

Pastors who walk into existing churches are quickly burdened by needed changes to improve the church.  Where the challenge is for most of us is when and how those changes need to be brought.  If you are wondering how to choose those

Posted in Oversight of Souls, Training for Ministry

Newest podcast episode: Miscarriages

Miscarriage is a sorrowful, but all too common experience that calls for special pastoral care. Listen as Brian Croft discusses his own experience of a miscarriage, and how to care for others going through this loss. This episode address questions

Posted in Oversight of Souls

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
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