I have been trying to learn (since it was pointed out to me in painful circumstances) that saying things about members of the congregation in a negative way as a form of ‘in joke’ is wrong. That lesson has been hard to apply because of the familiarity we have with each other as a church, …

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Some words of reflection about a pastoral ministry philosophy that is firm, but gentle; and does not come communicate disappointment and demand. Passion for growth of the kingdom can result as God’s people being seen as the means to implement a vision, rather than being the sphere in which the pastor serves. From Peter Bogert: …

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