Winter 2003 - Refueling Pastoral Ministry
50th General Council to convene in D.C.
Find out why it is important to attend the 50th General Council in Washington, D.C., July 31 through August 3, 2003.
Rekindling the call for pastoral ministry
A fresh look at the statistics of the church indicates a slowdown in growth of churches and ministers in the U.S. This disturbing trend is cause for alarm. Four top church executives take up this issue and discuss how from a human point of view, we can cooperate with Gods work in seeing a new generation flood the ministerial ranks.
Reclaiming your call to the ministry
Research indicates that 40 percent of all pastors will be out of the ministry within 5 to 10 years. Now is the time to reclaim your call and divine assignment to ministry.
Avoiding the paralysis of analysis
Will you choose to be an optimist or a pessimist in looking at projections for future ministers and ministries?
Stemming the tide of clergy fallout : lessons from a marriage
While the culture of the world may not change dramatically, it is important to recognize both the dangers inherent in ministry and the power of God to protect and keep the minister and his or her family.
Misreading the unbearable in ministry
Are you wondering what God is up to in your life? When ministry is under siege, the potential to misread Gods intent is great.
If I had to do it all over again
Many Christian leaders follow Christ and are intent on serving Him faithfully, but somewhere on the journey things begin to go bad. These leaders end up losing their ministry, and like a derailed train leave a path of destruction and chaos. Discover how to avoid derailment in your ministry.
Passing the torch: the art of mentoring staff
How should the torch be passed from one minister to another? Mentoring is a privilege of the highest order.
Be a Barnabus; pursue a Paul; train a Timothy
Discover how three ministry-development relationships from the New Testament are key to a declining attrition rate amongst ministers.
From pew to pulpitpreparing laity for full-time ministry
Do you have a "diamond" in your church just waiting to be mined, cut, and polished for ministry? Start looking for ministry jewels among your lay people.
Gods call: triggering youth response
If God is continuing to call youth today, why arent more young people going into ministry? Could it be that church leaders are failing to establish an environment where Gods voice will be clear and the response certain?
Raising up young Samuelsaffirming a childs call to ministry
Growing godly children is a cooperative effort between district, church, and family. Here are six ways to nurture the call of God in children.
Drinking from a fire hydrant
Drinking from a fire hydrant is not bad if the water gushing out is the living water of Gods grace. You will be moved by this true story of Gods love, forgiveness, healing, and restoration.
the leaders edge
A company of giants
preaching that connects
managing your ministry
Accountability with church staff
when pews are few
Can anything good come out of Nazareth?
worship in the church
Worship and the sanctuary choir
Giving patterns in changing times
history is his story
George Whitefieldflaming comet of the Great Awakening
for women in ministry
Pardon me while I fix my halo
Caught in the balance
It is not too late
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