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Agape Bible Church – Pastor Parris Patrick

By Pastor Serve | November 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

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Reflections on a Houston Recovery Trip

By Pastor Serve | October 30, 2017 | 0 Comments

PastorServe staff has been in Houston during the month of October 2017. Below are some reflections from those trips. Jimmy Dodd Deeper than drywall and carpet. The devastation reaches into families, marriages, families and church staffs. It’s only been seven weeks and the cracks are showing. I am amazed at how quickly PastorServe has become…

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Instruments of rescue – a canoe, pots and pans, relationships

By Wade Brown | October 25, 2017 | 0 Comments

This was my first trip, and by this time much of the clean up from Harvey was already underway, and rebuilding was taking place. Still, as we drove through some neighborhoods, we could see piles of broken sheet rock, carpets, appliances, cabinets, and clothing near the end of driveways. At first glance, it simply represented…

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Pastors living out of the church office

By Jen Radmanesh | October 24, 2017 | 0 Comments

After arriving in Houston we began our travel to visit local pastors, I was struck by how much debris was sitting curbside. At times the debris extended the length of peoples’ yards and would be piled four to five feet high. It hit me that this “debris now turned garbage,” were actually pieces of peoples’…

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Media for Good…

By Jimmy Dodd | July 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

As we know, media can be used for good or for evil. Media can build, encourage and educate. And, unfortunately, we have all witnessed the destructive influence of the media. The news is filled with daily examples of how the power of media is used to find a lost child, bring relief to victims of…

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Taking Stock

By Wesley Horne | July 4, 2016 | 0 Comments

Even in our frantic world of task lists and digital leashes there is ebb and flow. Many if not most churches and businesses work off of a school calendar. Summer is to varying degrees the lull before the frantic opening of the season for school, ministry year, and hooray – college football! In lulls, however…

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Reading for Your Sabbatical - PastorServe

Spiritual Reading for Your Sabbatical

By Jay Fowler | June 9, 2016 | 0 Comments

One of the things that renews our soul, quickens our minds and refreshes our spirits is reading godly material, especially God’s Word. Paul said, “Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s…

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Perspective Changes Everything

Perspective Changes the Way We See Everything

By Jimmy Dodd | June 2, 2016 | 0 Comments

We think we are having a bad day when we spill coffee on our pants, until we learn that our next door neighbor was just diagnosed with stage three breast cancer. Suddenly, that coffee stain doesn’t seem to be that big of a deal. We are furious with ourselves after receiving a speeding ticket on…

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The Church Pastor's Sabbatical

Writing a Sabbatical Policy

By Jay Fowler | June 2, 2016 | 0 Comments

Every church should have a sabbatical policy. The concept of sabbatical is rooted in Scripture. Every hard-working pastor who’s been at a church for a few years comes to the point where they need a sabbatical. Even secular businesses are beginning to see the need for sabbaticals. However, many churches have not thought through the…

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Pastors Need to Take a Sabbatical

Pastors Need to Take a Sabbatical

By Jay Fowler | May 2, 2016 | 0 Comments

It is tough being a pastor! It’s tough being in full-time ministry! We think its hard now, but it has always been a challenge. Look at what Paul said about his ministry, 2 Corinthians 11:23-29 (NIV) 23  … I have worked much harder, been in prison more frequently, been flogged more severely, and been exposed…

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