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Winter 2011

Current Theme

Toward Excellence In Life And Ministry

Are there vital parts of your life and ministry that are out of balance and not getting the best of your time and energy? Successfully executing a balanced life is always more difficult than planning one. The secret to a strong, healthy, and fruitful ministry lies in how you bring balance to five dimensions of your life: spiritual, emotional intellectual, relational, and physical. Giving priority to each of these areas will go a long way in fixing an imbalanced life and ministry.

Moreover, as the complexities of modern living increase, the challenges facing the minister become even more problematic. The persona of the minister’s role can be vastly different, in essence, from who the minister is as a person. Therefore, much of the discussion of this issue of Enrichment will center on the successful balance and integration of the minister’s public ministry and his private life.

Read thought-provoking articles by Mark Batterson, James T. Bradford, Warren D. Bullock, Henry Cloud, Scott Hagan, Byron Klaus, H. B. London, Dallas Willard, Neil B. Wiseman, Dennis Rainey, and others.

 

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Theme Articles

Introduction: Aspire to Greatness

Rick Knoth

Personal Soul Care

Dallas Willard

Will you take time to do what is necessary for an abundant life and an abundant ministry, or will you try to get by without it?

Interview: Toward Excellence in Life and Ministry

Richard Dresselhaus, Dick Foth, John Lindell

Three leaders share practical insights combined with profound spiritual wisdom that will deepen, enrich, and strengthen your ministry for the long haul.

Get a Life: Creating and Sustaining a Personal Life Vision

Mark Batterson

Here are five principles that will help you discover and define your personal life vision.

Becoming Strong Again: How To Regain Your Emotional Health

Richard D. Dobbins

Here are some suggestions for getting out from under the unbearable yoke and the insufferable burden of ministry overload.

Necessary Endings, Pruning, and the Balanced Life

Henry Cloud

Are there vital parts of your life and ministry that are out of balance and not getting the best of your time and energy? If so, you may need some pruning. Here are three wake-up questions to ask.

Caring for Your Intellect: A “Both-And” Approach to Leadership Development and Effectiveness

Byron Klaus

A leader’s life may have some value that others can easily observe, but not nearly the long-term influence that is possible if he sharpens his intellect and develops it to its full potential.

Caring For Your Body: A Ministers Guide to Long-term Health and Wellness

James T. Bradford

North American churches have in common not only the Cross and a love of Christ, but also a pastorate whose health is fast becoming cause for concern. Here are three simple, albeit difficult, areas to focus on — rest, diet, and exercise.

Caring for Your Family: How Not to Lose the Battle at Home

Dennis Rainey

How to make your home a visual sermon the sheep in your flock will welcome and never forget.

Eliminating Obstacles to a Healthy Ministry

H.B. London

How should we deal with those characteristics and flaws that Satan can and will use to keep us in bondage and even despair? Here are eight steps to healing and deliverance.

Chair No. 3: What a Leader Must Do To Get to the Next Level and Take Others With Him

Scott Hagan

More than trends, here are four traits of next-level leaders and next-level churches.

 

EJ Online for 2011 - Winter

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Relationally Based Ministry: Connecting From the Bottom Up

Warren D. Bullock

If relationships are so important to our spiritual health, ministerial longevity, and our families, why do some ministers live in relative isolation?

Coming Out of the Desert — He Restores My Soul!

David Horner

When spiritual dryness hits, we should not delay in developing a plan of action to be replenished with the living water of Christ.

IN CLOSING

The Bible in 7 Words

George P. Wood

From the General Superintendent

Excellence in Prayer

George O. Wood

No matter what our age, our years of Christian service, our maturity in ministry, we will always need to keep growing in the exercise and discipline of prayer.

 

Column Articles

THEOLOGICAL ENRICHMENT

Apostasy and Backsliding: Biblical Synonyms?

W.E. Nunnally

MANAGING THE MAYHEM OF MINISTRY

Seven Skills for Fair Fighting in the Fellowship

Cal Lemon

MOVING LEADERS FORWARD

Teams in Turmoil: Coaching Your Team Through Conflict

Glenn Reynolds

Run Well…Finish Well

Abstinence From Whine: Optimistic Leaders Go the Distance

Scott Hagan

Dealing With Doubters

The Grand Design — Truth Or Fiction?

William Lane Craig

MINISTRY AND MEDICAL ETHICS

Human Enhancement: Could Becoming Better Make Us Worse?

Christina M.H. Powell

Q&A FOR MINISTRY WIVES

I Feel Like a Failure

Gabriele Rienas

SOURDOUGH, AK

Season’s Bleatings

Torry “Moose” Martin and Jack Aiken

 

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