Pastoral Leadership

China asserts more control over clergy through new rules

"Regulations issued this year by China have intensified the communist government’s control of clergy among the five state-authorized religious groups and have effectively prohibited the work of pastors and leaders of unregistered churches and other entities, according to a new report." - BPNews

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Why Every Pastor Should Be A Serious Theologian

"To love God fully, we must first hear from him clearly—not from culture or the latest religious trends or our feelings, but from him—precisely how it is that he wishes to be loved..... Similarly, we limit our knowledge of God, when we limit our pursuit of theology and sound doctrine, we likewise limit our ability to love him rightly." - Sauls

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44% of PCUSA ministers say they aren't trained to handle mental health issues in church: survey

"A PC(USA) minister survey on mental health issues found that 44% of the 4,507 pastors surveyed reported that they 'have not been trained to recognize mental health concerns or how to minister to those individuals and families who face them.'" - C.Post

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The Frustrating Paradox of Serving with an Amiable Autocrat

"Nice dictators exist, at least in the leadership sense. I refer to these types of leaders in the church as amiable autocrats. Friendly church dictators rule from their positional authority. They order everyone around because their title enables them to do so, and they do it with a smile." - Sam Rainer

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