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Welcome to the Pastors Edge Blog. Here, you will find insights developed from years of pastoral experience and tips derived from decades of trial and error. Our goal is to encourage you as a pastor and help you with your day-to-day ministry.

Many of these articles are written by our Senior Pastor, Dr. James Merritt, but we also have insightful writings from other ministers currently serving the church. If you have a topic you’d like us write about, by all means contact us today.

Feel free to reach out to us at anytime. We’re here to help you as much as we can. Thank you for stopping by, and May God bless you and your ministry!

 

16Aug 2017

To the deacon, elder, or other church leader, This is the lengthy letter your pastor wishes he could write to you, but has neither the graceful words, nor the inclination to put his relationship with you in jeopardy, by telling you these things you ought to know. However it found your way into your hands, […]

14Aug 2017

In Christian denominations that allow pastoral marriage, the relationship between the pastor and his spouse is important to the health of the church. Denominations that do not allow marriage and consecrate the pastor to the church have a great tradition and there is some benefit to this practice. Too often we see infidelity, dishonesty and […]

12Aug 2017

To be imaginative and original in ministry, we have to continually cross the barrier of failure. The church is blessed with a wealth of ideas and resources. Yet it is often the fear of failure that keeps us from trying something completely new. I’m not talking here about moral failure or a failure involving sin–there […]

10Aug 2017

The painters on the Golden Gate Bridge are constantly painting. They start at one end, and over a period of months, move to the other. When they get to the other end, where they began needs to be painted again. So they move back and start over. On and on, year after year, they paint […]

08Aug 2017

One of the privileges I have at Pastors Edge is conversing with many bivocational pastors. The time and ministry challenges of bivocational ministry make Pastors Edge resources a good fit for their limited study time. Beginning with a sermon or series idea and adjustment or expanding for a particular congregation is a way to bring […]