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Spring 1998

Small Group Ministry

Small Group Ministry

Theme

Ask the Superintendent

Interview with Thomas E. Trask

The concept of small group ministry is as old as the day of creation. In this quarterly interview, General Superintendent Thomas E. Trask reflects on his years of pastoring and the place small groups had in the life of the church.

Making the Small Group Transition

By Dale Galloway

Small group ministry is not an option if people are to be cared for. What steps can a pastor take to make the transition to small group ministry?

Small Groups: Loyalty Builders or Loyalty Busters

By Carl George

In a properly administered small group system, division and disharmony are not the threats they have been in the past. The author has observed a five-stage adoption process that churches have gone through to achieve loyalty among their small groups.

Christians Grow in Groups

By Billie Davis

Rooted in their needs not to be lost, people are social beings created to fellowship with God and with each other. A small group is the best soil for development of community and growth.

To Cell or Not To Cell

By David Lim

Cells are useful for fellowship, ministries and gifts, growth, and direction. If your church is not reaching its full potential in these areas, are you willing to pay the price.

Bibliography

Theme bibliography.

Features

Brownsville Revival

Interview with Thomas E. Trask, John Kilpatrick, Steve Hill, Wayde I. Goodall

Revival fires are still burning in Pensacola, Florida. John Kilpatrick and Steve Hill discuss the price that must be paid for the church to experience ongoing revival.

Clarifying Your Message

By T. Ray Rachels

People come for your message. Don't disappoint them. Here are eight ways pastors can improve their pulpit presentation.

Editorials

Ministry Matters

Wayde I. Goodall, D.Min.

Columns

Ministerial Enrichment

The Pastor's Response to the Internet

Darryn Scheske

Managing Your Ministry

Managing Your Church Conflict Creatively Part 1

By Richard D. Dobbins

Clergy, Church, and Law

Federal Court Says Assemblies of God Pastor Is Self-Employed

By Richard R. Hammar

Confronting Contemporary Issues

The Confidentiality Factor of HIV/AIDS: Blessing or Curse?

By David Batty

Family Matters

Preachers' Kids: Their Unique Challenges and Battles Part 1

By Bill Carmichael

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