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Pastoral Ministry

How to deal with a church disrupter

5 strategies for dealing with members who disrupt church unity.

5 tasks every pastor needs to do today (and every day)

Pastors must never tire of preaching Jesus. Pastors do not preach the words of men. They do not preach themselves. They do not preach their own wisdom or man-made techniques. They preach Christ and Him crucified.

Hospitality is not an optional ministry

Ministry is hospitality, and hospitality that is more than an event. It is simply the Christian way of life.

5 simple ways to get young students excited about old hymns

I wanted to help our older generation pass down these precious gems to the next generation. I also wanted the next generation to be able to take ownership of these hymns.

Why community can’t be the most important part of your church

Relationships are deeper and richer when our ultimate confidence is in Christ and not one another.

5 Baptist theologians every pastor should read

Brother pastor, if you haven’t read deeply and widely in the Baptist history canon, put these giants atop your reading list.

Why should a pastor use all his vacation time each year?

I will not suggest how many weeks of vacation you should be given by your church. Instead, I intend to answer this question a bit differently.

Dear new elder, here are 5 things to consider as you begin

I cannot improve on Paul’s words to a young elder named Timothy but based on Paul’s writings I offer five lines of encouragement for you.

Why doesn’t church discipline ever seem to work?

The ultimate goal of church discipline is to obey the Lord.

You will deal with gnats in pastoral ministry

You can either leave ministry because of them, or you can deal with them.

Making the most of Sunday morning conversations

It is a constant juggling match that most pastors feel they fail at most of the time.

3 Elements that need to be in every funeral sermon

“Don’t preach them into heaven. Don’t preach them into hell. Just preach the gospel for the people who are there.”