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Pastoral Ministry

5 friends every pastor needs

Isolation is not good for a pastor, his wife and family, or the church he serves.

When should pastors let members leave?

As pastors, we must lovingly guide those whom God has placed under our care to steward their privilege of church membership well.

The Pastor as Theologian

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The selfish reason to stay at the same church for a long time

When a pastor remains at the same church for a long time, the church flourishes. So does the pastor.

Does my church have to confirm my call to ministry?

It’s not like the internal call comes from God and the external comes from man. No, God works through people in both cases.

Church membership isn’t just biblical. It’s beautiful.

To belong to a community is to be at its disposal, to have given over all you have to be used for whatever your community needs.

5 attitudes every new pastor needs

Nothing in seminary can quite get the young pastor completely ready for everything he will face in his first year.

3 strategies for preaching on holidays

Should I pause my expository preaching on holidays?

5 reasons a shrinking church may be a good thing

Not all church decline is bad.

Two Scripture passages every pastor needs today (and every day)

Pastor, meditate on these texts to nourish your faithfulness and silence your anxiety.

How to prepare your church for an active shooter

Hopefully we will never need these guidelines, but our churches must be prepared for the worst case scenarios.

Six things new church members need to know

Every time I teach a church membership class, I try to answer these six questions guests and new members often have.

‘We’re going into battle’

Spiritual Warfare and Pastoral Ministry

8 reasons pastors need the Reformation

Praise God that it pleased him to work through ordinary men like Luther and Calvin to unleash afresh an extraordinary gospel to work in all its grace-driven power in my life and in the lives of countless millions of other believers and pastors through the century.

What to expect when pastoring your first church

New pastors quickly find out that the church on the ground is different, messier, and more complicated than the church you envisioned in your head.

2 lies every pastor’s wife needs to stop believing

Ministry wives, you’re going to make mistakes, but the perfect and holy God provides his strength through my weaknesses, which far outweighs any pastor’s-wife-concocted perfection or friendship scheme that I can devise.

How to deal with a church disrupter

5 strategies for dealing with members who disrupt church unity.