Category Archives: pastoring

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 must avail themselves of God.

Because our God is a nourishing, provisioning and equipping God, the pastor needs to be a source of nourishment, provision and equipping for God’s people. The only way the pastor can do this is if we ourselves are seeking and … 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 Church must engage with the missing generations.

In 2006 the NCLS survey established a need for relevant / innovative, visionary churches with strong leadership to engage with the younger generations who are distinctively missing from church life. [1] The church needs to develop these core qualities and … 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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Pastors: do you allow your congregation to rest?

I am privileged that over the years I have had people ask me to be their mentor in a variety of areas. Some have asked me to be their accountability partner, others to meet on a regular time and pray, … Continue reading

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Getting involved

I came across a car accident last night on Forrest Rd, St Marys, between two distinct ethnic groups of people –  being Samoan and Asian.  I felt compelled to pull over and make sure every thing was Ok. I pulled … Continue reading

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Psalm 131 – a calming prayer.

I have had a stressful couple of days. Dealing with lawyers, deceit and injustice. Coupled with study commitments, my wife and I coping with the flu – the joys of the weekend seem to fleetingly far. Tonight I picked up the Bible … 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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