Westminster Seminary California
 
 

Valiant for Truth - Pastoral Ministry

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.”

 
 
 
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: 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.