Family is pastor's primary ministry screenshot

Hey,  this is Jimmy Dodd with a pastoral word of encouragement. PastorServe has been around for over 17 years. We’ve gotten hundreds of thousands of phone calls from pastors from every state, all over the world. And I’m oftentimes asked, “What is the most common phone call that you get? What’s the most common struggle…

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Hello Friends, I hope you and your family experienced the rich mercies of the Lord in 2019. At PastorServe we primarily do three things to serve pastors: coaching, consulting and crisis care. By the grace of God, all three areas experienced unprecedented growth in 2019. This year we served 400% more pastors than we served…

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Dear Friends, Every New Year brings new opportunities. At PastorServe, we are excited about what lies ahead in 2020. At the same time, we were recently reminded that unprecedented challenges lie ahead which demand prayer, partnership and a renewed commitment to extend the reach of this ministry.  Every so often, a story regarding the challenges…

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Some gifts are a burden video screenshot

Hey, this is Jimmy Dodd with a pastoral word of encouragement. Hey, find a way to bless your pastor. But make sure that if you give them a gift, it doesn’t burden them. We gave pastors a great gift at PastorServe years ago. We blessed a lot of young church planters with a night out…

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Write Your Pastor a Letter | Video Screenshot

Hey. This is Jimmy Dodd with a one-minute word of pastoral encouragement. Encourage your pastor! But a great way to do it is in writing. And I don’t mean just an email writing but actually write a letter, which might be hard for lots of you. You’re gonna have to find pens and stationery. But…

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Allow Your Pastor Space | Video Screenshot

Hey. This is Jimmy Dodd with a pastor word of encouragement. I was at my daughter’s soccer game and a person walked up to me and they said, “Man, I’ve got this question about theology that’s really bothering me. Could you help me?” And I tried to answer them very gently. But it was really…

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Encourage Your Pastor to Take a Risk Video Screenshot

Hey. This is Jimmy Dodd with a one-minute pastor word of encouragement. Encourage your pastor to take a risk. Oftentimes, as a pastor might start to age, they might begin to have a fear of, “If I take a risk and I fail, I could possibly lose my job.” We’ve heard so many stories at…

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Guard Your Pastor's Back Video Screenshot

Hey. This is Jimmy Dodd with a one-minute pastor word of encouragement. I was speaking with a group of people. And afterwards, they wanted to share with me their job in the church. One person said, “I work with the youth.” One person said, “I work with the men and the women.” There was one…

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October 2019 Not many letters I share with our partners are heartbreaking. But sadly, this is a heart-wrenching letter to write. You may not be aware, but Kansas recently lost one of its shining stars. And PastorServe lost a dear friend. At PastorServe, we openly acknowledge our need for ministry partners. While we are commonly…

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