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Good Pastoral Manuals?

Discussion in 'Pastoral Ministries' started by Jkdbuck76, May 10, 2009.

  1. Jkdbuck76

    Jkdbuck76 Well-Known Member
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    Ok.

    I'm at the point where I think I need a good pastor's manual for weddings and funerals.

    Any suggestions?
     
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    I purchased the Nelson's Ministers Manual from Lifeway.
     
  3. TomVols

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    Christian Minister's Manual from Standard Publishing. Leather bound, looks great, and with two ribbon markers it looks excellent. Superb guide for conducting both services as well as a ton of other helps for ordinations, wedding rehearsal conductions, Lord's Supper observances, etc.
     
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    You could always try your Bible.
     
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    Jim Henry's, The Pastor's Wedding Manual is a great resource. Being that I've been doing this for over 20 years I don't use a manual anymore but when I first started it was a God send. No one taught me how do weddings or funerals in seminary. I had to learn the hard way and the Bible along with some good manuals helped tremendously.
     
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    So it will tell me how to do the wedding vows? I guess I missed that verse.

    Thanks everybody....
     
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    Then you should study it. I have an onel but have never used it. Scripture is sufficient.
     
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    How so? From what passage(s) do you derive vows, unity candles, and the myriad other things that couples use in wedding ceremonies? Just curious.
     
  9. Jkdbuck76

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    That is why he is now on my ignore list.
     
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    I am genuinely curious. I never use a manual at a funeral or Lord's Supper, or wedding. I want people to see the open Bible. But that doesn't mean I didn't utilize a manual in the process. So I always want to hear how someone else has done it. Iron sharpens iron.
     
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    There's actually a wealth of stuff available for free on the internet. Some of it good, some of it not so good, and some of it absolutely terrible. But it's worth a look. I have some sites saved on my computer at the office and I'll try to remember to post some later.
     
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    OK.

    The Mrs. went out and got me the Broadman Pastor's manual.

    I'm also getting Jim Henry's manual.

    I'm also looking for some good pre-marital counseling material.
    I will not marry a couple who I think will go together like
    nitro and glycerine.
     
  13. TomVols

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    You really should check out the manual I recommended.
     
  14. Jkdbuck76

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    will do.

    I'll try to find a used one.
     
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