Westminster Seminary California
 
 

Valiant for Truth - Counseling

A Pastor’s Reflections: The Basics
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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
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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.

 
 
 
A Pastor’s Reflections: Care for Single Women
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Pastoral visitation is perhaps one of the lesser-appreciated and practiced ministry responsibilities. Pastors don’t realize how important it is to visit with members of their congregations to encourage, get to know, and shepherd them.

 
 
 
A Pastor’s Reflections: Phoning Ahead
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During my pastorate I encountered my fair share of people who did not appreciate my ministry or the church for one reason or another. That’s fine and to be expected.

 
 
 
A Pastor’s Reflections: Never Speak Ill of Your Children
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When I first contemplated entering the pastorate, I never realized that sometimes the church can be an ugly place. In fact, St. Augustine is reported as saying, “The church is a whore, but I must love her anyway because she is my mother.”