I am often given the opportunity to preach funerals where I do not know the deceased or their family. This was one of those occasions. I preached a funeral of an unbeliever with many other unbelievers present.
Yes, you can! In fact, we have done so for almost a decade without a dime in the budget going to it. Here are some of the details of our pastoral internship, with hopes it will help you see you can design something similar.
Those aspiring to pastoral ministry oftentimes dream to the future to one day serve in that capacity and miss some very significant ways he can serve his wife now that he cannot once he becomes the pastor preaching every week.
The most important part of the membership process we have at our church is the one-on-one meeting I have with prospective members. As I know many pastors walk prospective members through a similar process, I thought I would share a few specific questions I typically ask.
There must be a strong, unquenchable desire to do the work of a pastor—a desire to preach God’s word, shepherd God’s people, evangelize the lost, disciple the spiritually immature, and serve the local church.
The work to restore trust and intimacy within a marriage deeply affected by this sinful struggle is only possible through the gospel. Having said that, consider six practical ways that husband can reestablish trust and intimacy with his hurting wife.
Here is what followed in one dinner conversation at our family meal time and my hope is that it could act as a template to teach our children other deep theological truths that make the gospel so sweet and accessible to them.