Drexel C. Rankin

Drexel Rankin, DMin, is an author and retired Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) minister, residing in Louisville, Kentucky, United States.

Interim ministry: What it is, what it can accomplish

Bridging the gap between pastorates for a congregation is more than a short-term assignment. It is a specialized calling filled with blessings for the church members.

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Welcoming and retaining your visitors

An experienced pastor shares five steps to creating an atmosphere for first-time guests to his church. They'll work in your church too.

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Preparing the funeral

Creating a personal information base for use in funeral preparation and how to use that resource

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Talking about death: helping your members make final decisions

Talking about death with your family members can ease their burdens later.

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Renewal time: planning your sabbatical

Timely counsel for pastors to "come away by yourselves… and rest a while."

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