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How to Land Employment in the Local Church: A Brief Overview

Introduction: Set the Proper Foundation Don’t reinvent yourself; re-identify with Christ. Culture celebrates becoming whoever you want to be. This reinventing, however, is often done in an idolatrous way. God gives us major life transitions not for personal reinvention but rather to re-identify with who

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One Man’s Fall is Another Man’s Warning

It happens a lot. An evangelical Christian pastor disqualifies himself from ministry. As a young minister myself, I have been long warned and told of the temptations and sins that are unique to pastors. But there’s a difference between hearing about someone else’s fall and

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How Do I Know if I’m Called to Pastoral Ministry?

“When did you receive your call to ministry?” I’ve been asked this a lot lately. When asked this question, I feel a mild sense of pressure to share a hyper-spiritual experience that will captivate my listeners and validate my calling. After asking the question, the

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The Five Key Factors to a Long and Fruitful Ministry

Have you ever wondered why some pastors make it and others don’t? An excellent book to help shed light on this question is Resilient Ministry: What Pastors Told Us About Surviving and Thriving. Co-authored by Dr. Bob Burns, Dr. Tasha Chapman, and Dr. Donald Guthrie,

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10 Lessons Learned After 10 Years of Ministry

“Life moves by pretty fast. If you don’t stop to take a look around once in a while, you might miss something.” There’s a lot of truth to these words from the 80’s comedy Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. When it comes to ministry, so many

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