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Book Review- Pastoral Ministry from a Covenantal Perspective by Rev. Maynard Koerner

Dr. Maynard Koerner’s doctoral dissertation is a must read for Ministers and Elders that are new to the Reformed Church in the United States. His book is entitled Pastoral Ministry from a Covenantal Perspective. Future interns for our ministry should be required by their mentors to read this tome. It is also a good read for the rest of the …

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Feeding Through Covenantal Instruction

Editor: the following is chapter 6 of Pastoral Ministry from a Covenantal Perspective, by Dr. Maynard Koerner, 2014. Used with permission. The central focus of the pastoral ministry is on preaching. We must guard against any movement away from that focus. This study has also noted the need for pastoral ministry in meeting the needs of individuals. It is important …

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Covenantal Worship

Editor: the following is a slightly edited version of chapter 4 of Pastoral Ministry from a Covenantal Perspective, by Dr. Maynard Koerner, 2014. Used with permission. The underlying concept of God’s covenant with man is that of an ongoing relationship. Understanding how this relationship functions is very important in meeting the needs that God’s people have for nourishment. We begin …

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Pastor Portraits: Rev. Maynard Koerner

I was born November 6, 1949, in Freeman, SD, to the late Aaron and Emma (Schnabel) Koerner. I was raised on a small farm near Freeman along with three brothers and two sisters. I was baptized and have been a member of an RCUS church all of my life. My family comes from the ‘Germans from Russia’ migration and were …

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Pastoral Ministry

God promises in Ezekiel 34 that He will provide a shepherd for His sheep. This is ultimately pointing to the Son of God who is the Savior of God’s people, the Church. The picture of the Savior as the shepherd and the Church as the sheep is an important concept throughout the Scriptures. There is no greater demonstration of this …

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