Hospitals

I'll be visiting in the hospitals later today.Occasionally I'll hear that pastors of churches the size of Good Shepherd don't do hospital visitation anymore.Now I don't do all of it. I share responsibilities with Rich Tuttle, our Pastor of Congregational Care, who has...

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“No” Is A Complete Sentence.

I'm quite fond of telling parents "'No' is a complete sentence." It gives parents a renewed sense of authority and strength.However, I not nearly as good at realizing the same thing is true in church.Most church leaders are like me: someone in the church has an idea...

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The Dangers Of Competency

In recent weeks, I have been nostalgic for the attitude and spirit I had when pastoring at Mt. Carmel Church in Monroe from 1990-1999.It was a small church tucked in an out-of-the-way location. The only way you drove by the church was if you were going to the church....

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If These Walls Could Talk

I continue to be amazed at the level at which people share with me in counseling.It is a high privilege that people trust me with so much.It is also a deep responsibility.What does that responsibility demand of me in pastoral counseling?Confidentiality -- if people...

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