Tools of the Trade for the Week of December 14, 2020

Some really good reading available over the last few weeks. Here’s another round of articles that should be helpful to you in your ministry.

The 9Marks group put out their list of recommended books for pastors from this past year. Have you read any of them. Share some comments in the comments section.

How well do our people know the Bible? How do you think they do at reading it accurately? Here’s an article that suggests some ways to build a build a biblically literate church.

The always helpful Peter Mead shares some important tips on preaching at Christmas.

We want our churches to be disciples who make disciples. Here are some helps from Rusty Richardson.

Pastors’ wives get little credit for all they do. Whether they are active in a variety of ministries or if they are a homemaker with the job of supporting their husbands, their praises need to be sung.

One of my first articles, Companions for the Journey, was read over 750 times. A group of pastors has been a lifeline for me, and I believe every pastor needs other pastors to talk to. Here’s an article on how to get a group going.

Ken Braddy writes about your small group’s worst enemy during this pandemic process and how to deal with it. Must read!!

Ray Ortlund writes on The Surprising Ministry of Encouragement.

Finally, here’s another must read: Navigating Pastoral Care Through COVID and Christmas.


I hope you have a great week! Read – Share – Save in Evernote.

Author: Peter Bogert

Married to Laura, with three adult children, 7 grandchildren. I’m an avid baseball fan, and I enjoy listening to audiobooks about military history, and reading Theology. I was ordained a Baptist pastor and served two churches over a 41 year period. After a three year hiatus I'm glad to be serving at Calvary Bible Fellowship Church in Coopersburg, PA. And I’m glad you stopped by!

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