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Why should I contact and honor my ministry mentor this week?

It is helpful for pastors to look back and recall the impact of the people who personally invested in them, who spoke God’s word to them and taught them about ministry. I remember receiving a phone call early one cold

Posted in The Pastor's Soul

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

How does a pastor organize his weekly schedule?

I have often described pastoral ministry as this joyful burden of being able to spend so much time doing such fruitful things, yet never getting close to completing all that needs to be done.  I recently received an email from a pastor

Posted in Preaching, The Pastor's Soul, Training for Ministry

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
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