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Let’s Join Hands and Pray

Rev. Bob Broekema shares his experience walking alongside a friend with cancer and being reminded that "ministry gets done, not by us but by God, when we wait and allow ourselves to get out of the way."

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Discovering Patterns

Nine years into being a pastor, I got a phone call from a woman who was not a member of the church I was serving. She wanted to arrange to come and “do her fifth step” with me.

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Pastor Support Group in the Age of COVID

Since early in the days of COVID-19, a group of pastors in Classis BC Southeast has met every other week over Zoom to trouble-shoot challenges and encourage creativity in faithful ministry. 

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Alcohol, Addiction and the CRC Pastor

A conversation with an active Christian Reformed minister about addiction, grace, and how the pressure of life and leadership in COVID makes this the "perfect" time for a problem to come up.  

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Tour de North

Ministry can be lonely work. That’s why it is crucial to intentionally connect ourselves with a team of riders, heading in the same direction. 

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Pay Someone to Love You. . .

Several years ago, I taught a course in pastoral care at Calvin Seminary. Feeling innovative, I beamed in Jaco Hamman from Vanderbilt University and asked him a simple question—at least, I thought it was a simple question.

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The Power of a Phone Call

I poured so much energy into those hundreds (actually a few thousand) sermons, and so I was amazed to hear that the memorable touch of ministry was the few phone calls I made most days.

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