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ADULTS

Too many pastors struggling

find themselves

to survive in the wilderIn

ness of contcl11por;l[Y ministry. this new pastoral David Rohrer context theology,

Pastor

::tttempts to give to our desert

and meaning

trial. He reminds ing is not institution,
to

us that our callof an like

be custodians

bur to be prophets

John the Baptist. preparing for the presence of the Lord.

a people

"Pas to" David Rohrer wit/vall'

has dosen to

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is teaching Previously

pastor or University serving as a worship for three decades.

Presbyterian pastor,

has been in ministry

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the angel Gabriel Father, Zechariah,

lenses. By looking rendition

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wil! be about the work of

we see a case study of pastoral work. ... In this day when pastors to buy remedies

"mak[ingJ ready a people prepared for the Lord" (Lk 1:17). In chis
phrase I believe we have the kernel, stem cell, of the essential of pastoral work. or perhaps character

are d'lily tempted guaranteed or produces church,
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to help save the church guaranteed
to to

grow a

we need

be called back

"It's a simple thing. Yet this profound piece of the pastoral task is

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Klaus Issler (Ph.D., Christian educational University, education

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and theology

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