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Pastoral Ministry

I’m a veteran. Here’s what I wish my pastor didn’t do on Memorial Day

Older veterans likely see standing for Memorial Day as paying tribute to those left behind, but many of us experience guilt for stealing from those we love.

4 reminders from Galatians every pastor needs today

We are not in ministry to share our own spiritual insights or to coach others with practical tips for living. We are called to preach Christ and him crucified.

3 reasons every pastor needs to be a theologian

God calls the pastor to be first and foremost a theologian.

5 tips for changing your church’s leadership structure

Be sure that a transition to a plurality of elders unites the congregation under God’s Word instead of dividing the congregation over opinions.

5 reasons pastors get depressed (and why they don’t talk about it)

5 reasons why depression is a pervasive issue among pastors.

How to preach difficult doctrines without splitting your church

Faithful doctrinal teaching always starts with the text, not a system.

5 strategies for actually reforming your church

Good shepherding takes place in the steadiness of feeding, nurturing, caring, and watching out for the flock.

Why your personality shapes everything you do in ministry

As we rise with him, even our personalities are redeemed and regenerated and renewed and reformatted.

4 tough questions every pastor needs to ask about food

We have to own our pursuit or rejection of food before Jesus can come and provide the only lasting comfort amidst this world’s sufferings.

Why every pastor needs to become a better listener

The profile of a good listener is the opposite of the proverbial fool: patient, energetic, focused.

Does my church have to choose between Sunday school and small groups?

The church should be a place where training and growth occur so that Christians flourish.

5 things every pastor can learn from Billy Graham

Billy Graham’s faith was authentic, on and off the crusade stage.

4 tools to help busy pastors stay informed

How can a pastor stay informed without being glued to the news?

Do I have to join a church to be be a Christian?

Your soul needs more than information. In a local church, your preacher is also your pastor who can know you, care for you, and help you.

How to pastor women (without making them uncomfortable)

In the #MeToo Era, many pastors live as though God will not hold them accountable for the souls of women in their church.