Author: Michael Bogart

Rate Your Caring Skills

In John 15:12-13 Jesus left only one commandment for his people to observe: to love one another. Truly caring about people involves first being aware of people and then acting toward them in love.

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Thoughts on Counseling in Ministry

Most of those who find themselves in Christian ministry will also find themselves involved in a certain amount of counseling, whether it is done informally as sympathetic advice from one friend to another, or in a more formal...

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Working with Volunteers in Ministry

The very nature of much of what we do in ministry is that it is often done by people who do not receive payment in the form of money, goods or services. In other words, most of the time, ministry is done by volunteers. Sometimes...

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A “List” of Pastoral Duties and Character Qualities

This is a very tongue-in-cheek list of pastoral duties and character qualities intended to emphasize the huge load carried by many men and women in ministry in churches across the spectrum of denominations, venues and locations. Hats off to my colleagues who faithfully serve through the ups and downs of ministry life.

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