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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

Newest Podcast: Processing Pastoral Falls

Moral failures by pastors–whether they be financial failures, sexual failures, abuse of authority, or some other form of gross immorality–seem increasingly common. Is any pastor immune to moral failure? How is it possible for a pastor to live a double

Posted in The Pastor's Soul, Training for Ministry

Newest Podcast: Church Planting vs. Church Revitalization

Biblically speaking, what should a church plant or church revitalization look like? What deficits might emerge in a church plant and a church revitalization respectively? How might pastors navigate such deficits? How might pastors prioritize and persevere in church plants

Posted in The Pastor's Soul, Training for Ministry

What should congregational singing be focused on when the church gathers on Sunday?

One of the things I love most about our church is the simplicity of our music.  We still love to be creative and use different people’s musical gifts, but our main focus is on the truths we sing and the

Posted in Oversight of Souls, Training for Ministry
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