Reju: 17 Things That Seminary Never Taught Me

Deepak Reju:

1. How to tell a man his wife just died.

2. How to tell a couple they should not get married.

3. How to tell a staff member he is fired.

4. How to tell my wife that I am depressed.

5. How to tell someone that he or she is foolish.

6. How to encourage someone who has given up on life.

7. How to plead with a man to stay with his wife.

8. How to give comfort to a woman whose husband just left her.

9. How to give comfort to a mother who just suffered a miscarriage.

10. How to navigate the IRS tax code for pastors.

11. How to chair an elders’ meeting.

12. How to organize and manage a church budget.

13. How to balance church responsibilities with family life.

14. How to do a wedding and a funeral.

15. How to administer the Lord’s Supper.

16. How to best use technology for the sake of the kingdom.

17. How to shield my kids from the pressures of being a PK.

(HT: Z)


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