Category Archives: pastoring

Ministry of Hospitality

A friend recently posted on his blog the following poem. The Lord God says: ‘Share your bread with the hungry, bring the homeless poor into your house, cover the naked.’ Dear Lord God, We have got new carpets, so this … Continue reading

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A Good Pastor Knows When….

Good pastoring just doesn’t happen. It takes time. It takes effort. It takes understanding. It takes time and effort to understand God and his ways. It takes time and effort in understanding God’s people and their ways. And then it … Continue reading

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The Queen of England on Leadership.

I was encouraged and inspired by watching the mid morning news of the Queen giving part of a speech to Parliament. She said, a good leader will get amongst the people to know what they need and want. This is … Continue reading

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Pastoral questions.

I have been reflecting tonight on my experience of being a Christian. I became born again on the 17th of March, 10:30am, 1997. This means I have nearly spent 15 years in service to the King of kings. During this … 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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The Ethos of Pastoral Care.

The main ethos behind ‘pastoral care’ is that those you care for, know that you do care. This knowledge can only come about through the personal relationship of taking the time to know where the other is at. This knowledge … Continue reading

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Pastoral Care Skills.

I was humbled this morning where in the course of the conversation, I was told I had great pastoral care skills. This person wasn’t yanking my chain, nor were they just flattering me; instead they were sharing with me that … 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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