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Valiant for Truth - Pastoral Ministry

A Pastor’s Reflections: Sleepless Nights
VFT

One of the things that drives me nuts is sleepless nights. I do my best to make the most of my day—I get up pretty early in the morning and I go to bed at a modestly late hour.

 
 
 
A Pastor’s Reflections: Don’t Beat the Sheep
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Over the years I’ve encountered a number of situations where pastors were seemingly more intent on beating rather than feeding the sheep. I can remember the Regional Home Missionary in our presbytery talking about this problem.

 
 
 
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: The Internet and Purity
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The Internet has brought many great advances and benefits, even blessings. I marvel at the fact that as little as ten years ago, or less, when I used to travel I could only talk to my wife over the phone.

 
 
 
A Pastor’s Reflections: Normal Is Best
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One of the questions I’ve received over the years is, “What type of church member do you look for as a pastor.” My answer may seem odd, but I’ve always responded, “The normal kind.”