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Feeding Your Pastor’s Family

I haven’t been doing this pastoring business for a long time, but I am increasingly shocked by some of the ways churches do not value helping their pastors and church staff members put food on

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When You’re Hurt by Your Church

“No good deed goes unpunished.”  If you’ve served in ministry for any length of time, you may have uttered this expression to yourself in a counseling session, when you’ve offered words of wisdom or encouragement

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Bolstering the Bride

 Martin Luther’s most famous hymn, “A Mighty Fortress is our God,” contains a line that is confounding to the ears of most of us: “A bulwark never failing.” It might be because I went to

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How To Become A Pastor

The saying is trustworthy: If anyone aspires to the office of overseer, he desires a noble task. – 1 Timothy 3:1 I can still remember the season in life where I sensed God was calling me

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Called Together: On Plurality

It’s been thirteen years since we planted a church with a plurality of pastors. Over those years our plurality has taken many different forms. In the beginning it looked like two co-pastors shepherding and leading a church

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Pastor, You’re Doing Alright

Hey pastor/ministry leader–you’re doing alright. There are about ten thousand voices filling your inbox, voicemail, text messages, social media feeds, podcast lists, and blog post feeds; and they’re all screaming your shortcomings. You’re not focused

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