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Book Review: “Starting with Spirit: Nurturing Your Call to Pastoral Leadership,” by Bruce G. Epperly

“When pastors start with spirit–that is, begin their ministries with a commitment both to faithful excellence as pastors and to well-being of body, mind, spirit, and relationships–they experience a sense of joy and meaning amid the challenges of ministry.” Such is the central message of Dr. Bruce Epperly, most recently of Lancaster Theological Seminary, in … Continue reading

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A Call to Spiritual Formation

It was my pleasure recently to attend the Renovare International Conference in beautiful San Antonio, Texas. Hosted partly at First Baptist Church of San Antonio and including Fellowship Baptists as workshop presenters and speakers, I was proud to be a Fellowship Baptist in the midst of so many fellow pilgrims. Consistent with their reputation, Renovare … Continue reading