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Priority of Preaching Conference offers ‘basic training’ for pastors
Feb18

Priority of Preaching Conference offers ‘basic training’ for pastors

If you’re a baseball fan—and how can a red-blooded American not be?—you know what time of year this is. It is time for Spring Training. As a pastor, please take a moment and think about that. Major league baseball players are the best in the world at what they do. And yet every spring they come together for this thing called “training.” What actually happens there? Do they learn new skills? For the most part, they do not. There may be...

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Guest Perspective:  I love the Pastors’ Conference
Oct28

Guest Perspective: I love the Pastors’ Conference

Let me just say this. I love the Pastors’ Conference. I do. I love it. For years now, I have enjoyed this great annual event for pastors. Why? Let me break it down for you. Here are seven reasons that make the Pastors’ Conference a great occasion. 1. It always provides some great preaching. Truthfully, I have never heard a bad sermon at the Pastors’ Conference. For pastors or non-pastors, this gathering prior to the annual convention...

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Who encourages the encourager?
Sep13

Who encourages the encourager?

I think that is a great question. It reminds us to give some thought to the needs of those who spend so much of themselves meeting our needs. This question addresses one of life’s great paradoxes. Experience sometimes shows that the hairdresser has no time left in the day to style their own hair, and that the plumber’s own house has leaky faucets. What about your encourager? Who is encouraging him? I’m referring to...

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