Topic: Pastoral Ministry

November 18, 2019
‘A Horse Called Elvis’: How Being a Police Officer Prepared Me for Ministry

On the path to ministry, my time in the police was no detour.

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May 8, 2019
Must We Pay Poor Pastors Poorly?

The following article was written by Gustav Pritchard. He is an elder at Emmanuel Baptist Church in Johannesburg, South Africa. Electricity is not always in constant, predictable supply here in South Africa. Even in the major cities, we face power failures for parts of the day, sometimes for days on end. Sadly, it is far […]

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June 4, 2015
Ding Dong the Witch is Dead! A Pastor's Response to the Death of a Childhood Abuser

A recent obituary penned by some of the children of a recently deceased mother wrote this startling piece for their local press: Marianne Theresa John­son-Reddick born Jan 4, 1935 and died alone on Sept. 30, 2013. She is sur­vived by her 6 of 8 children whom she spent her lifetime torturing in every way pos­sible. […]

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December 28, 2014
Best Book, Blog, and Preachers of 2014

I’ve read and listened to some great blogs, wonderful books, and outstanding preaching this year. Here are a few of my more memorable ones as I look back at 2014. They are in no particular order. Books 1. The Pastor’s Justification by Jared C Wilson. Writing excellence and immensely challenging. This is a must have […]

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August 11, 2014
Facing the Monster Within, Am I leading for God's Glory or My Own?

I got this book from a pal who handed it to me saying: “Not quite sure what this was all about. Have a look and let me know.” Let’s just say that it wasn’t exactly a ringing endorsement! What I discovered was a book about leadership, influencing and“creating in a cultural storm” that opens with […]

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March 25, 2014
What Kind of Church Leaders Do the Schemes of Scotland Need?

Aubrey Malphurs, is his book, Planting Growing Churches says this: “Christian leaders are godly persons (character) who know where they are going (vision) and have followers (influence)” (p.126). Character People need to be trustworthy if they are to succeed in ministry. Certainly, there are lots of good actors out there but, sooner or later, the […]

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March 4, 2014
Do Your Monday Mornings Feel Like Friday Evenings? (2)

In my last post, we looked at the issue of stress and burnout. We looked at some of the ways in which over-tiredness can affect us and those around us. Today, I would like to offer some practical tips to help us. Rest is such a hard thing to achieve in our frenetic culture. Finding […]

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March 3, 2014
Do Your Monday Mornings Feel Like Friday Evenings?

We all know that feeling: when Monday morning feels like Friday evening, and the energy levels are at an all-time low. The question of how we recharge our batteries spiritually, physically, and mentally is important for church planters, pastors, and inner-city church workers. I have just spent some time with a dear friend of mine, […]

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February 13, 2014
The Dangers of Being a Control Freak

Church planters and pastors of all ilks are united by the fact that they (normally) have strong personalities. This is doubly so for those of us who work in housing schemes and/or other similar situations. We have to lead, often make snap decisions, and carry/encourage/develop/mentor a group of people seeking to live for Christ in […]

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February 7, 2014
The Pastor's Justification; Why You Would Be Dumb Not to Read this Book

So, I’ve discovered Jared C. Wilson quite late. Up until recently, he wasn’t a person who had entered my radar. I then saw his name on a Matt Chandler book (Explicit Gospel, I think) and then one day, completely out of the blue, he emailed me to write one of those thing-a-ma-jigs people write on […]

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