Navigating the Journey of Your Call (Part 1)
Ministry Roadmap Chart
Phase 1: Formation—The Call
By Mike Rakes. Pastors and youth pastors have the opportunity and responsibility to initiate character development in the almost-ready leader.
Mentoring The Next Generation —
One District’s Model For Discipling Teens Who Have Been Called Into Ministry
By Rod Whitlock. Coming alongside future pastors provides dividends in encouraging and strengthening their call.
By Cheryl Taylor. How can future ministers resist the temptation to sexual involvement before marriage?
Money and Ministry: Finding Financial Favor from the Lord
By Kregg Hood. Avoiding the trap of financial debt early in life is an important step in preparing for ministry.
Phase 2: Preparation — Education
The Bible College — Developing Character And Building Theologically Sound Ministers
By Gary A. Denbow
The University — Providing Diversity In Ministry Training
By Robert H. Spence
Training For Ministry — In The Ministry
By Dilla Dawson
A Generation Equipped To Influence Its Culture
By Jeremy DeWeerdt
Role Of Urban Training Centers In Ministry Training
By Jim Hall
By Richard D. Dobbins. One of the foremost pastoral counselors offers practical advice for making one of the most important decisions in life.
Your Greatest Investment: You
By Paul Ebisch. Don’t underestimate the financial value of investing in a quality ministry education.
Phase 3: Implementation—First 5 Years Of Ministry
By Edgar R. Lee. Spiritual formation is the most important task of the Spirit-filled pastor.
By Michael B. Ross. A call to ministry is more than a peak experience. It is a call to holy living and practical ministry.
By James Bradford. Ministry must never become a performance. Effective ministry can only come from a deep hunger for God.
By Michael and Kerry Clarensau. Making wise choices in this important phase lays a solid foundation for future ministry.
By Keith Drury. How you traverse the first decade will determine the effectiveness of your ministry in your later years.
By Glenn Daman. Success in small-church ministry takes place over the long haul.
Getting Your Finances On Track
By Kregg Hood. Managing finances in the early part of ministry lays a secure foundation for the future.
- Monthly Spend Record (PDF)
- My Goals (PDF)
- Unsecured Debts (PDF)
- Weekly Spend Record (PDF)
- What Assets You Have (PDF)
- What's Coming Into Checkbook (PDF)
- What's Going Out Checkbook (PDF)
- Yearly Spend Record (PDF)
From the General Superintendent
Ask the Superintendent
The Formative Years of Ministry
General Superintendent Thomas E. Trask, a pastor to pastors, shares from his heart as he reflects on what it means to be called into ministry.
Gary R. Allen
By H. Robert Rhoden
The Greatest Challenges Of Pastoral Care
Marital Conflict and Divorce. By Mark R. Laaser
Hanging Between Heaven and Help. By Judi Braddy
History Is His Story
By William P. Farley
Ministry And Medical Ethics
By Christina M.H. Powell
Q&A For The Pastor’s Wife
Women’s Ministry Leader
By Gabriele Rienas
Reaching Secular Universities
Fruit That Remains
By Rusty Wright
Real Life Preaching (Part 1)
Interview with John Lindell and Chris Lewis
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