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September 1, 2009 by Eric Stillman 0 comments

The Unique Call of Pastoral Ministry pt. 1

‘œIt must be nice to only work one day a week!‘ Ahh, the pastor‘s favorite words to hear. To those unfamiliar with church life, it may seem that the pastor does little more than stand up on a Sunday and speak for thirty minutes and then shake hands with people as they live. The reality, of course, is quite different. The pastor‘s job is one of the most unique jobs out there, in my opinion, and I thought it might be instructive to share five of the challenges that are unique to the pastor‘s job. Next week, I will share some of the blessings that are unique to this calling. What I write is not meant as a complaint; rather, I believe it will help you know better how to pray for me and my family, and will be helpful to any of you who are considering going into the ministry....Keep Reading

Tags: Church, NewLife

July 28, 2009 by Eric Stillman 0 comments

And God said‘¦ "choose the Cocoa Puffs‘¦ with soy milk"

Somewhere in this great land of ours, there stands a man who has yet to leave his closet. He is a very spiritual man, but he is not in the closet because he has come to spend time with the Lord in prayer. No - he went in to get a shirt to wear that day. However, after a couple of hours he is still in his closet, because he has been waiting on God to clarify whether he should choose the navy and gray striped button down or the green polo shirt....Keep Reading

Tags: NewLife, Discipleship