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Pastoral Ministry

How much should a pastor tell his wife?

Remember, she is your wife, not your fellow pastor.

How do you handle a ‘church disrupter’?

Church disrupters are dangerous. Learn how to spot them — and how to deal with them.

10 priorities for the busy pastor

A pastor’s true calling is to shepherd the souls of God’s people humbly, willingly, and eagerly.

6 encouragements for introverted church leaders

Even as an introvert, when I realize that Christ has taken the initiative to reach out to me in love, then I can find the strength to initiate conversations with strangers.

10 challenges you’ll face in ministry

Leading God’s people is unlike any other task in the world — which is why it requires a calling of the Spirit, and not merely training for a job.

3 reasons your church should be all about numbers

I would argue that the number of people who come to Christ and join your church should be of great concern. I believe you should care how many people are on your membership list — down to the very last one.

Good eschatology can keep a pastor from burnout

If we’re to endure faithfully in pastoral ministry, we need to remember that we’re leading the church in a time of tension — between the already and the not-yet.

Humility can help a pastor avoid burnout

If you are a pastor, criticism comes with the territory.

When should a pastor say no to a wedding?

We should always sit at the feet of older, more seasoned pastors, and learn from their mistakes. Often, the implications of a wedding don’t show up for years, sometimes even decades.

Pastoral ministry is the weightiest of callings

Every serious pastor labors under a heavy weight. This is not belly-aching or an embellishment, but rather this is the reality of being a pastor.

Seven habits of long-term pastors

These habits are not unique to long-tenured pastors. But they do seem to be most consistent among those pastors who have been at one church for at least ten years.

Future pastors need ministry experience. Here are 3 ways to serve while in seminary

Seminarians study and write papers. But when it comes to being ready for ministry, one qualification usually remains the most elusive: experience.

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.