Pastoral care

I'm Not Your Pastor... Yet.

By Shawn Franssens
I love being a pastor. I love the sense of God’s call on my life and the way I have been invited to respond to the call. Now as I prepare to join in God’s work among… read more

Why Get Up at All: Part 1

By Ed Zinkiewicz
Why do you get up in the morning? I thought it might be important to paint a backdrop for the topics and concerns I write about on Ministry Matters. This is the first of a three… read more

On Visitation

By Ed Trimmer
I have been trying to free up time from my full-time vocational employment one afternoon a week to do visitation. It seems to me there are some generational differences around the … read more

Cut Dead But Still Alive

By Gregory C. Ellison II
Caregivers must have “ears that hear and eyes that see—the Lord has made them both” (Proverbs 20:12). But do we see the people who maintain the grounds of our… read more

Longest Night

By Holley Potts
For this worship service votives in purple and white were used, with five pillar candles (four purple, one white). See the rotating pictures below. Order of Worship (service… read more

Review: Preparing Couples for Love and Marriage

By Bromleigh McCleneghan
There are pastors who don’t like doing weddings, and I can empathize. The wedding industrial complex has turned what might be (and once was) a simple and lovely public… read more
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