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Daniel Shipton
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Minister encouraging Christian transformation in peoples lives and ministires.
Minister encouraging Christian transformation in peoples lives and ministires.

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Average Church Pastor's Journey Moving
I have moved this site  it can now be found at https://averagechurchpastorsjourney.wordpress.com/

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The Balancing Act: To Be or To Do
The tight rope walker must keep his focus and balance at ever step.  When stepping forward their foot must be centered, which takes concentration to avoid surrounding distractions.  They often carry a long pole or other objects, so that they can help to shi...

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Tractors, Cars, Motorcycles, and The Holy Spirit
One of the things as ministers that we must do is to
get to know and become a part of the communities in which God has placed
us.   We live in a time when some bigger
named speakers seem to be gathering following of ministers, who take their
ideas and somet...

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Great Encouragement from: "Is Your Church Stuck or Just Small?" by Karl Vaters
I just read a very encouraging article, by Karl Vaters on his blog New Small Church .  It is very encouraging to many of us in the small or average sized churches.  He reminds us that the size we are may be the size God has called us to be.  He also reminds...

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We Love Ya, But
You go to the house of a family that you have missed from church for a few weeks.  In the back of your mind you are hopeful that you will hear about a recent vacation.  The conversation is pleasant, and they seem genuinely happy to see you.  However, in tim...

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Love Ya Pastor...Bye, Bye
You go to the house of a family that you have missed from church for a few weeks.  In the back of your mind you are hopeful that you will hear about a recent vacation.  The conversation is pleasant, and they seem genuinely happy to see you.  However, in tim...

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Shut Up And Listen
It may sound a bit cliche, but there really is an art to listening.  The art may really be in learning to simply shut up and listen.  We need to listen to know how and when to respond to those who are calling us for advice.   As ministry leaders we get call...

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The Martha Syndrome
Jesus told Martha, "You are worried and upset about so many things, but only one thing is needed.  Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken away from her." (Luke 10:41-42) Being a small-town pastor is a lot like running the mom and pop cafe ...

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What's Driving You
Pastors and church leaders are often driven by passions from a variety of things.  Some are driven by the desire to see the community in which they live come to know the personal relationship with Jesus.  Others are driven by a passion to encourage people t...

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Preaching From What You Are Fed
I was recently reading Ezekiel 3:1-4, part of Ezekiel's call by God.  God told Ezekiel to "eat this scroll I am giving you, and fill your stomach with it" (v.3).  This was an instruction to Ezekiel before he was instructed to go speak God's Word to the peop...
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