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What is the difference between a pastor and a deacon?

I often get asked this question, as many churches affirm the distinct roles between pastors and deacons, yet confuse these roles functionally.  Particularly in SBC churches, the deacons commonly carry the title of “deacon” but actually function like a pastor with

Posted in Discipleship, Oversight of Souls, Training for Ministry

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

I just arrived to pastor a dying church…now what?

So many of the mistakes and missteps a pastor makes in a church struggling and needing revitalization comes from a lack of knowledge of what to do. The absence of clear thinking on this matter causes a pastor to listen to

Posted in Oversight of Souls, Training for Ministry

Newest Trench Talk Podcast: Holidays in the church

Christmas may only come once a year, but the calendar is full of holidays. Should you esteem one holiday more highly than another or treat every Sunday alike? In this episode, we walk through the calendar with Brian Croft and

Posted in Oversight of Souls, Training for Ministry
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