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  • Bostrom, Kathleen (2010-12-14)
    As the co-pastor in a church ministry, the author shared the difficulties of ministry unique to this arrangement and suggests ways ministry couples may avoid difficult issues while focusing on their ministry to the congregation.
  • DeVries, Helen M.; Yarhouse, Mark A. (2010-12-15)
    This study examines the role of emotional and spiritual resources in caregiver well-being and the perceived helpfulness of specific coping strategies noting that not all coping strategies were equally useful for handling ...
  • Neville, Robert Cummings (2010-11-22)
    Responsible evangelism in America needs to treat our secular society as a mission field, bringing Christianity to a strange, non-Christian culture.
  • Fisher, Terry (2010-12-16)
    Recently I visited a new church plant located in a very wealthy part of town. The goal of the church is to reach the wealthy. As I read their printed materials to understand more about their purpose, I was reminded of an ...
  • Arn, Charles (2010-11-22)
    Helping visitors move from being observers to regular attendees takes a well developed plan of action.
  • Keely, Barbara Anne (2010-12-15)
    Many of us teach the way we have been taught. We may call to mind a teacher whom we liked, and emulate that person when we are called upon in a specific teaching role. However, our learning experiences and our teacher ...
  • Julita, Craig (2010-12-16)
    What is loyalty? How do you get it? Is it earned, demanded, coerced,or built over time? I thought I knew a decade ago. But since then, I've been driven to the Scriptures to find out what loyalty is really all about.
  • Wilson, Paul Scott (2010-12-13)
    Chapter One - Movies, Pages, and God. . Wilson seeks to move his readers to revisit the concept of style (lest it become boring rigidity) looking at the concepts of today's world for composing today's sermons for today's ...
  • Rector, Kristi (2010-12-13)
    Meeting people at the intersection of the Scripture and the daily circumstances of life is what differentiates an effective preaching ministry from wasting people's time.
  • Bryant, Stephen D. (2010-12-13)
    The environment that best supports prayer is not the beauty of the outdoors or the quiet of a spiritual life center, but rather the relational environment of spiritual companionship that can be found close to home and ...
  • Hefferan, Judith (2010-12-16)
    While most of the poor live in urban areas, the percentage of people living in poverty is higher in rural areas. Poverty in urban areas is often geographically concentrated and, therefore, more visible. In many rural areas, ...
  • Weaver, Andrew J.; Stapleton, Carolyn L. (2010-12-13)
    This article selection deals with the socio-economic effects of gambling, and the addiction waiting to infect some participants. While minors can not legally participate in gambling activities in any state, the statistics ...
  • Hunt, Richard A. (2010-12-15)
    Although marriage successes are often overlooked and marriage failures are highlighted, this article presents six keys to expanding and implementing the vision of marriage and family for the pastor and congregation
  • Shepperd, Sandy (2010-12-13)
    When was the last time you called the congregation together for a time of prayer and fasting? Or we may take another turn and talk about the reasons for fasting. This article selection makes a very clear statement of the ...
  • Thompson, David (2010-12-13)
    We will do well to stake our faith in the cross and know that God is for us, that God loves us, and that Jesus died for us. We need not remain cut off from God when we are plunged into suffering. God met our deepest need ...
  • Crainshaw, Jill Y. (2010-12-16)
    Chapter 5 of Keep the Call. Mark's fast-paced, action-focused storytelling engages readers' imaginations in Mark 5. Voice topples on top of voice as Jesus climbs out of a boat and walks along this story's dusty street, and ...
  • Dunnam, Maxie (2010-12-13)
    What can be more important in the life of the minister than prayer? Our time with the Lord is an integral part of our ministry to others. And how can we minister to others if we don’t pray for them? Intercessory prayer ...
  • Walls, Jerry (2010-12-13)
    Walls outlines theodicy—God and justice—from three positions, i.e. free will, free choice and the cost of freedom. These positions bring an individual to a crossroads. Suffering and tragedy are part of life and everyone ...
  • Pearson, John; Kelly, Bob (2010-12-14)
    Ministerial compensation is often a difficult issue to discuss if it is discussed at all and unfortunately, as the authors point out, there is no web site you can go to get a perfect annual salary schedule prepared. It is, ...
  • Wheeler, Sondra Ely (2010-12-13)
    Crisis is never anticipated by the patient, the family, or the pastor. Families in the midst of turmoil seek the minister as a source of counsel and security.

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