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Winter 2006

Current Theme

From Pew to Purpose:
Mobilizing and Training Volunteers

Theme Articles

The Volunteer Revolution

By Bill Hybels

Are you overworked doing the work of ministry while bored potential volunteer ministers dutifully take their seats in the viewing stand week after week? Imagine what could happen in your church and community if every minister actually lived according to the biblical mandate of Ephesians 4:11-13.

Obstacles And Opportunities For Congregational Mission

By Thomas G. Bandy

The 21st-century church will wither away unless it makes three paradigm shifts to abandon the past and embrace the future.

Breaking Free: From Caregiver To Equipper

By Greg Odgen

Have we inadvertently adopted a dependency model of pastoral ministry that has created passivity among God’s people? Here is how to shift from a dependency model to an equipping model that sees the promise of an every- member ministry become reality.

Replicating Jesus’ Team-building Strategy In Your Church

By Neil B. Wiseman

How does the dynamic way Jesus trained and gathered His disciples speak to the work of the church today? How did He do it? And how can we learn from Him?

Growing Leaders For Ministry In The 21st Century

By Aubrey Malphurs

To explore a process for developing effective lay leaders, pastors need to address at least three areas.

How Breakout Churches Unleash The Laity

By Thom S. Rainer

Can you imagine going through life without making a difference? Can you imagine attending a church that did not make a difference? Uncover the secret of how breakout churches moved to greatness.

Equipping For Life, Ministry, And Leadership

By Rob Burkhart

Is gifted ministry a product of nature or nurture? Are believers born to it? Or, does gifted ministry grow in the soil of careful training, service, and preparation?

The Six Essential Elements Of Equipping

By Don R. Simmons

How do pastors get a handle on the equipping process for their churches? How do pastors move their churches from sitting to serving, and from maintenance to mission? Consider these six proven bread and butter essentials of leading people to recognize their full, God-given potential.

Volunteer Empowerment: Turning Consumers Into Contributors

By Tony Morgan

Since a church rarely has enough paid ministers to meet ministry needs, the church must create a culture where volunteers minister alongside staff. Here is how pastors can turn consumers into faithful contributors to the ministry.

“I Tried, But No One Ever Called Me”

By Wendi Hammond

In a church that genuinely cares for and equips people for service, systems matter. Here is an equipping system to keep people who want to connect from slipping away.

Unleashing The Church: An Organized Approach

By Craig E. Sweeney

An equipping church does not happen by accident. It will only take place when pastors and churches make an intentional and organized effort to change church culture.

Motivating The Right Person Into The Right Ministry

By Gary R. Allen

How do pastors motivate the right person for the right ministry? Let the DISC profile help you understand what motivates people to serve.

 

From the General Superintendent

The Biblical Mandate: Ephesians 4:11-13

Are pastors being held captive to a pseudo-model of ministry that reinforces the notion that they are the only ones who can deliver real ministry? In this quarterly interview, General Superintendent Thomas E. Trask reinforces the biblical mandate of an every-member ministry.

 

Column Articles

THEOLOGICAL ENRICHMENT

The Pentecostal Answer to the 90–10 Dilemma From Numbers 11

By Roger D. Cotton

POSTMODERNISM AND THE CHURCH

Answering Pilate: The Concept of Truth in the Postmodern Context

By Stanley J. Grenz

LEADERS EDGE

A Fire in Your Belly

By T. Ray Rachels

MANAGING YOUR MINISTRY

Screening Out the Word

By Dean Merrill

HISTORY IS HIS STORY

Charles Finney: The Controversial Evangelist

By William P. Farley

REACHING SECULAR UNIVERSITIES

Animal House Considers God

By Rusty Wright

FAMILY LIFE

Ten Tips for Balancing Your Ministry and Family: Help for the Tug-of-War

By Greg Leith

FINANCIAL CONCEPTS

Rich Dad, Poor Dad: Rich Theology or Poor Theology (Part 2)

By Randall K. Barton

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Editorials

Ministry Matters

By Gary R. Allen

In Closing

By Deborah M. Gill

 

 

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