Category Archives: Pastoral office

Blue Chip Pastoring. We need more voices.

Dan from Blue Chip Pastors is looking for more voices. (aka writers)  He writes: Blue Chip Pastor is meant to be a voice for those who pastor faithfully, but the “numbers” don’t seem to “be there,” at least in a … Continue reading

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The pastoral search process.

Our church has been going through a process of looking for a new pastor. Our previous pastor had been the senior pastor for 13 years, and had been the youth pastor previous to that. The last 12 months has been … Continue reading

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The Art of Pastoring and Pastoral Expectations–part 2

Yesterday’s blogosphere had a number of bloggers sharing about pastoral expectations, and of course, I also joined in the conversation, one in which I said I would continue.  Dan also has joined in, stating,  There are times we simply need … Continue reading

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The art of pastoring and pastoral expectations.

Mark Stevens has written a great response to a post that Marc Cortez wrote regarding pastoral expectations from the seminary. It’s an area I have been thinking deeply about for a long time myself. The 7 points Marc posted are … Continue reading

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Pastors, do you wander around?

I love this quote from a interview with David Hansen author of The Art of Pastoring. The first time we met you said, “This is my philosophy of ministry: I wander around. I wander around the Bible. I wander around … Continue reading

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Pastoral leadership.

Pastoral leadership is all about God and is all about people. The goals of pastoral leadership are the connecting bridges between God and his people. And within this schema the overriding goal of all pastoral leadership must be one that … Continue reading

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The pastor: Understanding society and Emmanuel.

Last night I submitted the last assignment required to complete the ‘Sociology of Christian Community and Practice subject.’ The paper was an analysis a church with a membership over 200 people – with the clause that it couldn’t be our … Continue reading

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The pastors role is to teach God’s people to see.

I believe one of the integral roles of the pastor is to be a person who see’s. Within the framework of seeing, the pastor is to be a person who teaches the congregation to see. For we are called to … Continue reading

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The framework of pastoring is that of “Empowering Acknowledgement.

I have been having an interesting discussion on a friends Face Book account about pastoring and leadership within the church – more so within the framework of the Pentecostal church. In one of my comments I said that I saw … Continue reading

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Rick Warren is no light weight!

Have a listen to this great interview of Rick Warren by John Piper. At 90 minutes it is a little lengthy – but well worth it. Thanks David Mackay for linking this.

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