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  • Luce, Stuart (2010-12-15)
    This article describes how Pastor Stuart W. Luce preached at his own installation service and used the service as an excellent opportunity for evangelism ten list.
  • Luce, Stuart (2010-12-13)
    Opportunities for evangelism and outreach are often present in unlikely situations. An installation service for a new pastor is not often thought of as an opportunity for evangelism but Pastor Stuart W. Luce shows that it ...
  • Nicholaou, Nick (2010-12-16)
    A pastor's time is one of his or her most valuable resources. Because it is finite (even pastors only get twenty-four hours in their day), it is important to choose a communication strategy that helps balance the demands ...
  • Johnson-Smith, Robert II (2010-12-13)
    Johnson-Smith presents six tools to apply to the pastoral walk.
  • Day, John N. (2010-12-16)
    How to Pray for Your Enemies by Praying Against Them.
  • Hamilton, Adam (2010-12-15)
    By conducting a congregational survey to identify specific topics for a sermon series, this article highlights the broad range of material derived from the survey as applied in sermons and counseling programs.
  • Sine, Tom (2010-12-16)
    Like the horrific September 11th terrorist attack four years earlier, the enormous catastrophe of Hurricane Katrina brought an immediate response of prayers and empathy from all over the world. In our own country, churches ...
  • Irby, Elizabeth (2010-12-15)
    Irby gives a very basic outline for one program of spiritual development for our congregations. Your role in the congregation provides the screen through which you will filter the information. She gives several suggestions ...
  • Grove, Delsa Beryl (2010-12-14)
    In sharing insights on her journey to achieve gender blindness, the author takes the position that being gender blind empowers one to minister to the person outside the barriers of gender based societal stereotypes.
  • Koch, Ruth (2010-12-13)
    Too often we overlook the needs of our spouses as we care for the needs of our flock.
  • Miles, Al (2010-12-13)
    One-quarter of the women in the Unites States will be abused by an intimate. A loving and sensitive response for us can make a difference to a survivor as she struggles with the process of healing. Clergy can be more active ...
  • Chapman, Patricia (2010-12-15)
    From Christian Educator's Handbook on Adult Education. This book chapter focuses on single adults and single parents facing the challenge of balancing life as it relates to individual, family, career and spiritual development ...
  • Easum, William (2010-12-13)
    Easum stresses that smallness is not bad, or to be looked down upon. In fact, we must remind ourselves "that every large church was once a small church." However, Easum allows a church the right to remain small; but he ...
  • Thompson, Richard A, (2010-12-13)
    In Dieter T. Hessel's Preface to his book Social Ministry, he states: All church members share one common ministry, which is social in all of its aspects. Thus there is no question as to whether the church will be involved ...
  • Niles, Lori (2010-12-14)
    This article highlights 5 categories of software that may be professionally relevant to ministers.
  • Jones, W. Paul (2010-12-13)
    What is emerging as a fundamental need in every major denomination today is a "new spirituality," one that entails a radical alternative in the face of the U. S. A. lifestyle of competition, materialism, and individualism. ...
  • Davidson, Robert G. (2010-12-15)
    Program planning is the first vital step toward the success of any youth program. Both you, as the facilitator, and the youth participants need to know where you are going as a group.
  • Langford, Sally; Langford, Andy (2010-12-13)
    However, Sally and Andy Langford issue a compelling call to extend that thoughtfulness and effort to include other dimensions of our worship. Their invitation is not to do something in addition to our message preparation, ...
  • Miles, John P. (2010-12-13)
    While controversy will be unavoidable, they pastors should guard against controversy becoming a Sunday Morning blast of Thunder.
  • Gangel, Kenneth (2010-12-13)
    A chapter from Dr Gangel's text on Christian Education published in 1989. It provides a baseline for our thinking about the church and its mission. It will give us opportunity for personal evaluation and critical thinking ...

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