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What are 10 qualities every pastor needs to possess?

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

What should I do with the hard, difficult people in my church who appear to hate me?

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

Posted in Hospital Visitation, Oversight of Souls, The Pastor's Soul

Practical Shepherding Workshop (Night before T4G) Register Now!

We are excited to announce that we will be having a Practical Shepherding Workshop on Monday, April 11, 2016, the night before Together for the Gospel begins.  It will be held at Immanuel Baptist Church in Louisville, KY less than 2 miles from

Posted in Promotion, The Pastor's Soul

How does a man not lose his soul in the work of pastoral ministry?

I wish I could say that most of my time caring for pastors is spent teaching them what to do and where to take a church over time, but it’s not. Sadly, my time is mostly spent trying to get

Posted in The Pastor's Soul
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