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A Pastor’s Reflections: Preparing for Presbytery Exams
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I was recently asked by a colleague to give a list of the top ten things that a ministerial candidate should do to prepare for his licensure or ordination exams. I thought that I would share it with you since a number of you that regularly read A Pastor’s Reflections series are aspiring ministers.

 
 
 
A Pastor’s Reflections: The Best Fraternity
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One of my all-time favorite things to do is go to my denomination’s general assembly. Before you stop reading out of incredulity, I’m not talking about the long business sessions, endless myriad of financial statistics, and administrative reports.

 
 
 
A Pastor’s Reflections: Ministry and Authority
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I can remember that when I was first contemplating entering into the pastorate, I thought that I might be interested in pursuing youth ministry. I can’t tell you why, precisely, this was my first thought.

 
 
 
A Pastor’s Reflections: Slow Down!
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As a former church planter I was desperate to establish my congregation. In the technical speak of the Book of Church Order, I wanted to see the mission work I pastored become particularized as a congregation.

 
 
 
A Pastor’s Reflections: Joys of the Pastorate
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There are certainly many challenges and trials in the pastorate, but on the other hand, there are also many joys, things that bring great encouragement and happiness.