My name is Peter Bogert. I’m married to Laura, with three adult children and 7 grandchildren.  I’m an avid baseball fan, living and dying with the Philadelphia Phillies. I enjoy listening to audiobooks about military history and reading Theology. I graduated from Northeastern Bible College in NJ in 1976, and have served two churches over a 41 year period, one in northern New Jersey from 1976-1980 and the other in the Philadelphia suburbs from 1980 until 2017.

Are you in seminary, contemplating ministry? Are you new to the role of pastor? Have you been a pastor for awhile? Then this site has been designed with you in mind.

Let’s face it – there’s a lot that they don’t teach you in seminary. I spent over forty years in ministry and without question the entire time was a learning experience.

I want to say up front that I am not a ministry expert. I haven’t pastored a mega church. I haven’t written any books (but man, could I!). I was an ordinary pastor in an ordinary church.

There were good times and hard times. But in both good times and bad times ministry is a challenge. I hope to share some of what I learned over my years.

I have a concern for young guys just starting out and those who have been pastors for a few years. Some of you have no one to talk to. Some of you are facing challenges and you don’t know how to handle them. Some of you face opposition. How do you keep from getting crushed? Ministry isn’t easy.

Again, I am not an expert. But I am a listening ear and have a bunch of things I want to share in this blog. My goal is to post about 3 times a week. Some posts will be on dealing with “stuff.” Other posts will be focus on being challenging and encouraging. If I don’t answer a question that you have, use the contact button and let me know how I can help. I’ll do the best I can.

Thanks again for stopping by! May God bless you as you serve him.