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What are ten characteristics I look for in an aspiring pastor?

Scripture must first be our guide when evaluating a young man’s desire for pastoral ministry (1 Tim. 3:1-7; Titus 1:5-9; 1 Pet. 5:1-4).  This blueprint needs to then be evaluated by the young man’s desire for the work (internal calling),

Posted in The Pastor's Soul, Training for Ministry

Should a pastor take a day off every week?

Here is my simple and straightforward answer…yes.  No caveats.  No disclaimers.   Just, yes.  Here are a few reasons I feel so strongly about this: 1) Sunday is a work day for a pastor I know it is the Lord’s Day. 

Posted in The Pastor's Soul

Pastors, if you knew you would die tomorrow, what final words would you speak to your congregation?

Pastors, if you had one last word to give your congregation before you died, what would it be?  Most congregations do not get that final word, but Dayspring Fellowship was given such a gift.  Many of you know that my

Posted in Oversight of Souls, The Pastor's Soul

Should a pastor be discouraged if his church is in decline?

I am amazed at how much material has been released recently about church revitalization.  I just heard a statistic that 80% of churches in America have either plateaued or are in decline.  I am grateful for the efforts of those

Posted in Preaching, The Pastor's Soul
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