If you’re an aspiring pastor, I’d encourage you to regularly check out the blog Practical Shepherding. Brian Croft shares some, you guessed it, very practical help for those in (and pursuing) pastoral ministry.
I was challenged by a particular post last week about aspiring pastors serving their wives before actually becoming pastors. My wife and I have two autistic sons which can been a challenge to manage, especially during church services. As one was becoming a distraction this past Sunday, I was reminded of this recent post, and gave my wife a chance to continue participating in service, while I went out with our youngest. We both love our boys very much, and she would happily have done it, but it was a particular blessing to her, especially being Mother’s Day.
I’ve benefitted from his online ministry very much. I hope you do as well.