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  • Pastoral ...

    Contributed by Terry Laughlin on Aug 10, 2008

    Pastoral Appreciation Pastors are very thankful to the Lord for every worker that God has given to the church of Jesus Christ. There is no greater blessing than to see obedient Christians exercise their gifts under the guidance of agape love. Whether it be the gift of helps, administration, more

  • On Christmas Afternoon, The Pastor’s Wife ...  PRO

    Contributed by Evie Megginson on Mar 16, 2001
    based on 147 ratings

    On Christmas afternoon, the Pastor’s wife dropped into an easy chair saying, "Boy! Am I ever tried." Her husband looked over at her & said, "I had to conduct two special services last night, three today, & give a total of five sermons. Why more

  • A Methodist Pastor Says To A Baptist Pastor, ...  PRO

    Contributed by Bruce Howell on Aug 3, 2001
    based on 407 ratings

    A Methodist pastor says to a Baptist pastor, “If I immerse somebody just up to his ankles, it that enough?” “No,” answers the Baptist. “How about up to his knees?” “Nope.” “How about up to his shoulders?” “No sir!” “You mean I’ve got to get the water over the top of his head?” “That’s more

  • Pastor's Bible Preference: A Poll Of Pastors ...

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Jan 17, 2006

    Pastor’s Bible Preference: A poll of pastors conducted by Ellison Research, finds 31% prefer the NIV, 23% --KJV, 14%--NRSV, 13%--NKJV, and 10%--NASV. Pastors of small churches, over age 60 and in the South tend to favor the KJV. The NIV is strongest in the Midwest and West, while the NRSV scored more

  • Pastoral Pay Increases: Compensation For Pastors ...

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Jan 26, 2006

    Pastoral Pay Increases: Compensation for pastors has increased faster than inflation over the last 25 years, finds a Duke University Divinity School survey. Median pay for Protestant clergy in the U.S.—including the value of provided housing—is now $40,000, similar to that of school-teachers and more

  • Pastors And Friends

    Contributed by K. Edward Skidmore on Mar 3, 2009

    PASTORS AND FRIENDS Years back, a minister friend of mine made this comment in a Preacher’s Meeting. He said, "I’m sure you all know by now that none of us can afford the luxury of having friends in the churches we serve. We must remain aloof in order to protect ourselves from all kinds of more

  • Stoning The Pastor  PRO

    Contributed by Matthew Rings on Oct 17, 2012
    based on 2 ratings

    STONING THE PASTOR I bought some small rubber rocks from DC Works and put them on the chairs before people came into the room. As I opened the message, I asked them if I said anything that was blasphemous if they would stone me. I told them not to be shy and to let me have it. I then introduced more

  • The Pastor From ...

    Contributed by Ken Pell on Mar 22, 2013

    THE PASTOR FROM KENYA Ramez Attalah, general director at The Bible Society of Egypt, attended an international conference or Christian leaders in 1974. He was thrilled to be with top-notch leaders from around the globe—sharing and reading interesting papers on important subjects--but the most more

  • A Pastor In Disguise

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Nov 8, 2013

    A Pastor in Disguise A few years ago at a Methodist Church in North Wales, as worshippers arrived at the church, they were distressed to see a dirty, drunk, smelly homeless man on the front steps. They didn't realize this bum was actually their pastor, Derek Rigby, who had disguised himself as a more

  • While Flyling Home From A Pastor’s ...  PRO

    Contributed by Sermon Central on May 2, 2001
    based on 157 ratings

    While flyling home from a pastor’s conference I was getting in my seat buckling in and getting ready for the push back from the gate and taxi. I was reading a very interesting article in a business magazine when the flight attendant began to speak. Good morning ladies and gentelman welcome aboard more

  • I Asked A Pastor Friend Who Is Native Pastor ...

    Contributed by Todd Pugh on Jan 13, 2008

    I asked a pastor friend who is native pastor from India, "What do people in India think about America?" Because many people in the world truly despise us. So I asked him. He said, “People in India think America is heaven on the Earth.” Wow, what an indictment, I thought. They look at us and see more

  • * Letter Coral Got From Another Pastor’s ...

    Contributed by John Perry on Aug 17, 2010

    *** Letter Coral got from another pastor’s wife one day. She was writing my wife a note in a card telling her what was happening in life for her. At the end of the note she concluded by saying ..... “Well, the baby is in his high chair, his dirty nappy needs changing, he’s got food all over his more

  • The Pastor's Wife

    Contributed by Loyd C. Taylor on Jul 14, 2015

    The Pastor’s Wife A Tribute to an Outstanding Woman She serves in a lofty position not sought by in her life; having fallen in love with a ministry man, she became a pastor’s wife. She gave her life to Jesus, to share the Gospel Light, to make both God and her husband proud— happy being the more

  • Pastoral Ministry Crisis

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Jan 29, 2015

    2009 Statistics Of Why Pastors Leave the Ministry by Fuller Institute, George Barna and Pastoral Care Inc, Focus On The Family. 1,500 pastors leave the ministry permanently each month in America. 4,000 new churches start each year in America. 7,000 churches close each year in America. 25% of more

  • Letters To The Pastor From Kids

    Contributed by Dr. Larry Petton on Apr 17, 2017

    LETTERS TO THE PASTOR FROM KIDS: Dear Pastor, I would like to go to heaven someday because I know my brother won’t be there. Stephen. Age 8 Dear Pastor, I know God loves everybody but He never met my sister. Yours sincerely, Arnold. Age 7 Dear Pastor, I think a lot more more

  • A Pastor Approached One Of The Wealthiest ...

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Jun 17, 2007

    A pastor approached one of the wealthiest members of his congregation about making a pledge to the church. The man informed the pastor that he already had too many financial obligations. He asked the pastor if he knew that the man’s father was about to have his farm foreclosed, and that his mother more

  • There Is The Story About A Presbyterian Pastor ...  PRO

    Contributed by John Williams Iii on Aug 28, 2002
    based on 5 ratings

    There is the story about a Presbyterian pastor and a Baptist pastor who got to talking about Baptism and how it should be done. The Presbyterian pastor asked the Baptist pastor "if it was enough to baptized up to the chin?" He said "no." "How about up to the nose?" "No." "The eyebrows?" "No." more

  • There Is An Old Story Of A Pastor That Plays ...

    Contributed by Mark Eberly on Feb 10, 2008

    There is an old story of a pastor that plays hooky from church and goes to the golf course. Peter points out the pastor’s sin and God tells Peter that He will punish the pastor. The pastor proceeds to play the greatest game of his life. His drives were long and straight. His putts were nothing but more

  • Pastor Leaders: Over 75% Of Senior Pastors Don't ...

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Jan 9, 2006

    Pastor Leaders: Over 75% of Senior Pastors don’t believe they are called, gifted or skilled as leaders. Pastors who are leaders are actually less likely to rely on teams of lay leaders to help lead the ministry forward than the more

  • A Pastor Was Preparing A Christmas Message And ...  PRO

    Contributed by Harold Miller on Dec 14, 2000
    based on 156 ratings

    A pastor was preparing a Christmas message and fell asleep in his study at the church. He dreamed that he was in a world into which Jesus had never come. He walked out on the streets, but no church spires pointed to heaven. He was summoned by a weeping child to visit her dying mother, but on more