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Failure to Follow Through

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Care for Pastors offers support, encouragement, counsel, and resources to pastors and their families. It is our mission to see every pastoral family persevering in ministry, developing a healthy church, and leading in community transformation. In a counseling ministry such as Care for Pastors, we see something that happens to pastors regularly. It’s called the S.E.R. cycle. Here is a brief description of what takes place when a pastor reaches out to us for help. Generally speaking, pastors and/or their…

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7 Ways I Protect My Family Life in Ministry

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By Ron Edmondson If a pastor is not careful, the weight of everyone else’s problems will take precedence over the issues and concerns of the pastor’s immediate family. I see it frequently among pastors I encounter. How many pastors do we know who have adult children that don’t even attend church anymore? Lots. I’ve heard from many who resent the church that stole their family time. There have been seasons of my ministry where this was the case, especially on abnormally…

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What God Does with Our Sin

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By Chuck Lawless I tend to focus long on my sin, failing sometimes to take God at His Word and accept His forgiveness. When I do that, I let Satan the accuser win. If that’s where you are today, cling to these images of what God does with our sin: He has separated us from our sin an immeasurable distance: “As far as the east is from the west, so far has He removed our transgressions from us” (Psalm 103:12)….

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How Can You Avoid Pastoral Burnout?

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Isaiah 26:3 – “You will keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on You, because he trusts in You.” Empathy fatigue, spiritual burnout, physical exhaustion, and emotional depletion happen frequently to those in ministry. There are unique challenges in pastoral ministry that are unlike anything in any other vocation. When you truly care for others and want to serve faithfully, you can push yourself to the point of utter exhaustion. You still have ministry responsibilities, but you have…

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Five Biblical Principles for Sexual Purity

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In our culture, sexual purity is an odd thing to discuss. It is considered archaic. But, it is what God commands His children to embrace. (1 Thessalonians 4:3-7) 1 Thessalonians 4:3 – “For this is the will of God, your sanctification: that you abstain from sexual immorality.” All of our electronic devices and social media outlets make the availability of sexually impure enticements unlimited. With the moral pollution that assaults us daily on TV, the anonymity and availability of pornography,…

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