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Pastoral Ministry

Beyond the Pulpit

A day-in-the-life of Southern preaching professor and pastor Hershael W. York.

Confessions of a fallen worship pastor

“When sin isn’t exposed to the light, it leads to a stronghold, and when a stronghold isn’t dealt with, it leads to an addiction.”

Lessons from God’s school of waiting

We pray in hope, and then we wait on the Lord to answer.

Five common objections to church discipline

Church discipline is not only biblical, it is loving.

Is it okay to use movie clips in your sermons?

I had been a pastor for just a few months when a faithful church member sought me out to discuss the use of media in the services.

Beware of ‘preacher eater’ churches

A preacher eater church has a series of short-term pastors, and those departing pastors have few positive words to say about them.

Staying at a church for the long haul

It’s best for both the health of a church and its pastor for him to dig in and stay

Pastor, don’t forget to guard your church

People often ignore the watchman or disregard his words, but this does not deter the faithful pastor.

Why should you stay a long time in the same church?

I was grateful to learn that I don’t have the right to dislike and refuse to care for someone’s soul that God had entrusted to me.

Learning from Spurgeon’s daily priority

Spurgeon’s first and nonnegotiable order of business each day, before he met with anyone else or put his hand to any other work, was devotional exercises.

How do I follow a long-tenured pastor?

Following a pastor who has run well is only a problem for those who lack the character or the stamina to do the same.

What if I barely received a favorable vote?

Seven questions to ask before you make a hasty decision