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Valiant for Truth - Counseling

A Pastor’s Reflections: Never Tell Them To Leave
VFT

One of the most tempting things in the pastorate is to tell someone they should leave the church. At first glance, such a sentiment might seem totally out of character for a pastor, but there are some factors can make it sound like reasonable counsel.

 
 
 
A Pastor’s Reflections: The Benefits of Membership
VFT

Are some people more special than others? As the pastor, to whom do you owe your time? These are important questions because you will have people pulling on your calendar and schedule and you’ll have to decide to whom, among the many people you encounter, you should give your time.

 
 
 
A Pastor’s Reflections: How Do I Know If I’m Called?
VFT

One of the regular questions I receive is, “How do I know whether I’m called to the pastorate?” It would be one thing if God sent telegrams from heaven with your name on it—discerning a call would be a whole lot easier. Did you get the telegram or not? But since this doesn’t happen, how can you answer this question?

 
 
 
A Pastor’s Reflections: The Basics
VFT

In my years as a pastor I would regularly make home visits with the families in my church. I did my best to get into every household at least once per year.

 
 
 
A Pastor’s Reflections: The Secret Service
VFT

The pastorate can be an interesting vocation because you end up interacting with a lot of different types of people. In my pastorate I have met business people, former professional athletes, homemakers, fighter pilots, millionaires, scholars, politicians, and the like. I’m always intrigued and enjoy meeting people from all walks of life.