HOW TO USE YOUR PASTOR
He can be seen in the study of the church by appointment. He will gladly be there or will come to your home at any other time desired by appointment.
IN TIME OF JOY
CONVERSION AND CHURCH MEMBERSHIP
Those who want to know the way of salvation will always find the pastor of this church ready to talk to them. Our members are urged to bring non-Christians to church and to introduce them to the pastor. The pastor is ready to speak with your friends and neighbors about joining the church. He will confer with them and try to bring them to a decision for Christ.
The pastor desires to have at least one conference with those about to be married.See him as far in advance as possible to arrange time, rehearsals, use of church and other details.
Your pastor will be happy to share your special joys-when you experience some success, secure a better job, graduate from school, have your birthday, add to your family, celebrate an anniversary, overcome some temptation, win a soul to Christ, etc. Tell him!
IN TIME OF TROUBLE
Whenever you need spiritual guidance, the door of the pastor's study is wide open. He may not be able to solve your situation, but talk with him and a prayer may be a great help.
Advice or suggestions from your spiritual leader may change conditions or attitudes in your home. Call on him before seeking other professional help.
As you would call your physician, please telephone or advise the pastor. His desire is to minister to members, to their relatives and their friends who are ill. He usually has no way of knowing unless you advise. Any time, day or night, he is willing to come in an emergency.
You may give your pastor's name as a reference when seeking employment,. He will be glad to give a letter of recommendation. If possible, he will be happy to advise you of openings.
Your pastor will advise of help or secure aid if possible.
The pastor is your confidant. When you "must tell someone" come and tell him. His aim is to help, not to rebuke.
IN TIME OF SORROW
Call him at any time such sorrow or misfortune comes, for he will want to come and comfort you. It is advisable to consult him about the time of funeral services before making definite plans with the undertaker to avoid possible conflict.
IN TIME OF DOUBT
When you have an important decision to make, it is wise to consult your pastor. When you have questions about the Bible, the church, Christian conduct or about anything in life, jot it on a slip of paper and give it to the pastor, speak to him about it after service, or, better still, slip into his study and confer with him. He will attempt to help you.
THE AMBITION OF YOUR PASTOR is to minister in every way possible, with God's help, to the needs of his people. If you are not sure if you should call him, call him anyway.
YOU CAN HELP HIM BY USING HIM
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Fred W. Batten, Jr.