Tag Archives: pastoral ministry

7 false reasons to believe you are called to a pastoral office.

This morning I began reading Brian Borgman’s “My Heart for Thy Cause” which is a study of Albert N. Martin’s theology of preaching. I have no real idea who Albert N. Martin is, but you can find his bio on … Continue reading

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Dave Harvey “Am I called” – a review

I’ve been a pastor for three and a half years. Dave Harvey has been a pastor and church planter for 30 years and has served on the leadership team of Sovereign Grace Ministries for 17 years.  His book “Am I … Continue reading

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The shock of the first timesheet

For 12 months, beginning in September 2011, I lost track of time, and not in the good way, when time flies past because you are enjoying yourself. I stopped keeping a timesheet to monitor my work hours and how I … Continue reading

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Prime & Begg on Being a Pastor.

This summer my reading list included “On Being a Pastor” by Derek Prime and Alistair Begg.  Last year I read “Mentoring Leaders” by Carson Pue which I’ve blogged some extracts from.  I found Prime and Begg to be a useful … Continue reading

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10 commandments of Christian ministry

I found these notes on my Palm yesterday and can’t remember when I wrote them, who suggested them or if I gathered them from different sources. Whatever, I find them helpful reminders for ministry. Has anyone got any others to … Continue reading

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3 reasons for passionate expository preaching

Here’s three quotes from William Still’s book, The Work of the Pastor, where he gives three reasons for passionate expository preaching: anything else is unacceptable to God; dispassionate preaching is the devil’s scheme, people flourish in ministry as a result … Continue reading

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