Ministry Roadmap: Navigating the Journey of Your Call (Part 2)
Just as a roadmap helps us know where we are and how to get where we are going, a ministry roadmap helps us identify where we are in our present ministry and describe the path we want to take to attain our ministry goals.
In part 2 of the Ministry Roadmap, we describe the last three phases to provide reference points for navigating the journey of your call.
Phase 4: Maturation— Years 6–14
By Wayde I. Goodall. Steps a pastor and his wife can take to counteract the stress of ministry on their marriage.
By Richard L. Dresselhaus. Learn what it takes to become an effective pastor over the long haul.
Taking a Break Instead of Breaking Up — The Energizing Break for a Lifetime of Ministry
By Kevin Milcarek. Need a break? Consider the benefits of a sabbatical for you and your church.
By Rod Loy. Read how one pastor met the challenges of moving from the second chair to the top chair. "I have learned some valuable lessons about the transition from staff member to senior pastor....Over the last 5 years, through much trial and error, I have discovered the response to each challenge."
Support Team or Second Fiddle? — A Staff Pastor for Life?
By Ron Markese. A recipe for becoming a successful staff pastor.
It’s Time To Let Go of Aloofness
By Paul Walterman
If pastors are going to make it in ministry, they need someone to encourage them along the way.
By Paul Ebisch. How much are you worth? Learn the importance of your net worth to your financial health.
Phase 5. Continuation — Years 15 to Retirement
By Roy M. Oswald. Here is what it takes to leave your church in the best shape possible.
When God Forgets: The Good News, the Bad News
By Deborah M. Gill. Mistakes in ministry can seem devastating. But all is not lost. You can recover and finish strong.
By Richard L. Dresselhaus. Read how one successful pastor made the important decision to retire from his church.
Watching Out For the Curve Balls
By AG Financial. As you enter the last innings of ministry, make sure you don’t strike out financially.
Wedged Between Two Generations: Surviving Life and Ministry in the Middle (One Family’s Story)
By Mary Lee Canfield. Learn how to survive when you are sandwiched between your children, parents, and ministry.
Phase 6. Celebration—Retirement
By David Bittinger. Retired pastors can have viable ministry as they guide churches through the waters of pastoral transition.
By Richard D. Dobbins. Practical advice in walking through one of life’s toughest times.
Celebration (The Rest of Your Life)
Here are some financial tips that will help make your retirement more enjoyable.
From the General Superintendent
Ask the Superintendent
"Growing Strong and Finishing Well" - General Superintendent Thomas E. Trask provides practical pastoral advice for this vital phase of ministry.
A Chat With Pastors
Defining Truths of the Assemblies of God: Salvation
Gary R. Allen
George O. Wood
Greatest Challenges Of Pastoral Care
A Pastoral Counseling Approach for Those With Chronic Illness and Pain. By Douglas Wiegand. Of the countless needs brought to a pastor by church members, few are as complex and difficult to address as those of chronic illness and pain.
Wake Me Up for the Miracles. By Tricia Cunningham
Managing Your Ministry
Averting An IT Disaster. By Gary R. Messmer.
Ministry And Medical Ethics
Conventional, Complementary, and Alternative Approaches to Healing. By Christina M.H. Powell. Also, see the video [View] or [Download].
Q&A For The Pastor’s Wife
How To Cope When Your Husband Is Working Long Hours. By Gabriele Rienas
Clergy, Church & Law
Sound Advice: Is Your Worship Too Loud? By Richard R. Hammar
History Is His Story
Dwight L. Moody and 19th-Century Mass Evangelism. By William P. Farley. Moody did have a theology, but he kept it simple. He summarized it using the three Rs: Ruined by sin, Redeemed by the blood, and Regenerated by the Holy Spirit.
Reaching Secular Universities
Christ in the Classroom. By Rusty Wright
Real Life Reaching
Expositional & Team Preaching. Interview with John Lindell and Chris Lewis (Part 2)
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