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Additional Topics, Orientation to Pastoral Work, Class #4 of 5: Session 4 – October: PA Pastoral Care and Attention
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Proverbs 27:23 Be sure you know the condition of your flocks, give careful attention to your herds; 24 for riches do not endure forever, and a crown is not secure for all generations. 25 When the hay is removed and new growth appears and the grass from the hills is gathered in, 26 the lambs will provide you with clothing, and the goats with the price of a field. 27 You will have plenty of goats’ milk to feed your family and to nourish your female servants.
These blog posts attempt to provide a practical, helpful orientation to pastoral work in the Kaskaskia River District, Illinois Great Rivers Conference of the United Methodist church for persons beginning their ministry, particularly laypersons supplying smaller churches. Like all free advice, they are intended to begin a conversation, should be prayed over carefully and thoughtfully applied after thinking them through.
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