Pastoral Ministry

Many pastors say Christians are more loyal to their political party than to the faith: survey

"Majorities of both mainline (66%) and non-mainline Protestant pastors (53%) expressed concern that 'Christians are more loyal to their political views than their faith.'" - CPost

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What Job Titles Should Churches Use? Two Simple Rules

"the first English Baptist confession, John Smyth’s (1609), lists 'bishops and deacons.' The First London Confession of 1644 lists 'pastors, teachers, elders, deacons,' while the Second London Confession of 1688 returns to two: 'bishops or elders and deacons.' In fact, nearly all Baptist confessions mention only two" - 9 Marks

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Pastors Teach

"Run the simulation on a [pastor/elder] candidate: Would the most natural commendation, relative this particular man, be ... 'He’s able to teach—if you put a gun to his head?' Or would it be ... 'He’s the kind of man who will hardly stop teaching—even if you put a gun to his head.'" - 9 Marks

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NAE announces 4th Bless Your Pastor campaign and western U.S. tour to encourage pastors

"National research by the Barna Group indicates that pastors are discouraged, with 43 percent of pastors saying that they have given serious consideration to leaving vocational ministry." - RNS

Also in recent NAE news: NAE Releases Climate Change Report, Urges a Biblical Mandate for Action - C.Leaders

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