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Pastoral Ministry

Pastor, God may lavish you with uncomfortable grace

The pages of Scripture overflow with the doctrine of uncomfortable grace.

In ministry, numbers are important (but they aren’t everything)

Every number is a person, with a face and a soul—but we must remember that we are not pastoring assembly lines.

The Lord’s Supper is not for “you.” It’s for us.

The Lord’s Supper is not a private meal that individuals share with Jesus. It is a communal meal for all of Christ’s people to worship together.

4 steps to spiritual survival for bi-vocational pastors

All faithful pastors regularly feel pressed to their limits. Here’s how to thrive in your weakness.

How an ordination council reminded me of a pastor’s purpose

Pastoral ministry is primarily about shepherding and caring for people.

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.

Preaching: An exercise in longing

How to preach so your church wants heaven more than life

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.