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How Many Times Should a Preacher Preach?

Preachers and their churches occasionally have differing expectations regarding how many times the preacher will deliver a message each week. Some churches expect serious, sermon-type preaching three times each week: Sunday morning, Sunday evening, and Wednesday evening. Some preachers are … Continue reading

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On “Expository Preaching” by John Albert Broadus

“[E]pository preaching is a difficult task. . . .” “To make a discourse which shall be explanatory and yet truly oratorical, bearing a rich mass of details but not burdened with them, full of Scripture and abounding in practical application, … Continue reading

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Training Pastors in the Local Church: One on One Mentoring (Part 2 of 7)

The most direct way of training men in the context of the local church is through mentoring. One on one mentoring can be one of the most rewarding methods of training others. It may possibly be the most difficult as … Continue reading

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Training Pastors in the Local Church: Introduction and Overview (Part 1 of 7)

The church is called “a pillar and buttress of truth” (1 Tim. 3:15 ESV). The model of theological training presented in the Scriptures is one that directly involves the local church, particularly as qualified men train others to teach others … Continue reading

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Visit Widows, get to know people who are really suffering physically.

It’s amazing how beautiful the Gospel is when you’re talking to someone who is really hurting. In American we don’t really believe in death Our whole economic system (selling pleasure and comfort) depends on ignoring the reality that our lives … Continue reading

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7 Advantages Of Starting Your Ministry In A Small Church

Les Puryear has posted an article by Keith Drury (Prof. at Indiana Wesleyan University) listing some benefits of pastoring a small church for young pastors. Small churches are forgiving. Small churches are grateful. Small churches give you a chance to … Continue reading

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I’m Not Looking For A Hill To Die On

Tonight, I had a long conversation with my friend Trevin Wax that made its way back to our calling as local church pastors. We were discussing how ministering to real people tends to help young guys, like us, learn some … Continue reading

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