Five ways shepherding helps a pastor grow
This is a summary from Darrin Patrick’s new book The Church Planter (via Burk Parsons).

Training Christian Leaders: An urgent need
Lots to challenge Seminaries and Churches in Collin Hansen’s interview of David Helm.

Mercy Ministries
What do you do when individuals appear at your church with begging bowls? Nick Batzig has put together a helpful checklist of advice for churches and Christians in these situations.

Stretches to relax brain and body
Pastors spend a lot of time sitting at desks in horrible body-twisting postures. Sometimes I go home thinking I was laying bricks all day rather then mining the Word.  Here are some stretches to ease the aches and pains (hope this isn’t yoga!).