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Why is pastoral ministry such a risky pursuit?

Why is Practical Shepherding important?  Here’s one reason–these staggering stats.  These troubling numbers show the risk of those who set their hands to the plow of this noble, but costly work. • 70% constantly fight depression. • 50% feel so

Posted in The Pastor's Soul, Training for Ministry

How can pastors face battles with depression, anxiety, and thoughts of suicide?

Do we have evidence in Scripture that men of God suffered through seasons of depression, and even anxiety? Do grief and sorrow have a valid, spiritual place in the life of pastors? What happens when pastors try to suppress pain

Posted in The Pastor's Soul

Should a pastor care about caring for his physical body?

  What does it mean for a pastor to “take heed” to his physical wellbeing? Is there any spiritual value in stewarding our physical bodies well? How might a pastor balance and practice well the three disciplines of eating, exercise,

Posted in The Pastor's Soul

Reflections on 15 years as Senior Pastor of Auburndale Baptist Church

By: Brian Croft Yesterday marked the completion of 15 years as Senior Pastor of Auburndale Baptist Church in Louisville, KY (2003 – 2018).  Many of you know my story.  So then you can imagine I have spent a great deal

Posted in Oversight of Souls, The Pastor's Soul
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