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Gospel-Centered Resources For The Gospel-Driven Life

Philosophy of Ministry Example

Not too long ago, I put some thoughts down on paper, or my laptop, on my philosophy of ministry. Really, it’s quite simple. And that’s intentional. I’m not trying to reinvent the wheel. Instead, I’m trying to be faithful by doing the same things that

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Daddy’s at Work, Not Church 

I believe I got the idea from R. Kent Hughes. Whenever I’m getting ready to go to a ministry function in the evening or whenever I’m leaving the door to head to our building to preach, we tell our kiddo: “daddy’s going to work.” We

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Why It’s Hard for Churches to Adjust to a New Pastor

In my latest article for The Gospel Coalition, I aim to help pastors adjust well to their new church. In this article, I aim to address why it may be hard for a church to adjust to a new pastor. Pastors, after all, sometimes speak

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Pastor, Pay Careful Attention

One of my favorite Bible verses that deals with pastoral ministry is Acts 20:28: “Pay careful attention to yourselves and to all the flock, in which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to care for the church of God, which he obtained with his

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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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