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How do you evaluate a pastoral intern at the end of an internship?

As this round of pastoral interns moves to the end of the internship, I am constantly trying to think about new and helpful ways to evaluate their experience and growth.  We have been evaluating throughout the internship, but I am

Posted in Home and Family, Training for Ministry

What are the top 10 books every pastor should read…and re-read?

Have you ever tried to pick a favorite hymn or Scripture passage when asked?  Impossible, isn’t it?  At least it is for me.  I had similar feelings when my pastoral interns asked me to pick my top books every pastor

Posted in Book Recommendation, The Pastor's Soul, Training for Ministry

What are the details to your pastoral internship?

Several of you asked about specific details to our internship, so I put a page up that explains those details:  Pastoral Internship Template Page.  Our interns receive no pay and there is no money in our church budget given to

Posted in Training for Ministry

Can my church have a pastoral internship, even if we have no money or resources?

Yes, you can!  In fact, we have done so for almost a decade without a dime in the budget going to it.  It started off that way because I saw the need, we had young men desiring to be trained, but

Posted in Training for Ministry
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