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  • 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 ...
  • Gunsalus, Russ (2010-12-13)
    With the exploding proliferation of the Internet with all its functions, the church must learn to use these assets for ministry.
  • Pearson, John; Kenneson, Philip (2010-11-22)
    How far should you go to market your church? Should you market it at all? Two experts with opposing views encourage you to consider your options.
  • Hunter, George III (2010-11-22)
    Shepherds don't make sheep. Sheep make sheep. Most people are far more reachable by lay Christians; but most lay Christians leave it to the pastor.
  • Asare, Seth O. (2010-11-22)
    Communicating the Gospel in contemporary culture required creativity and innovation. Breaking some taboos with respect to worship, liturgy, and appropriate technology will allow people outside the traditional church hear ...
  • Jaynes, Sharon (2010-12-16)
    When unhealthy competition is staring at us in the mirror, we need to ask a few tough questions.
  • Hawthorne, Roger (2010-12-13)
    Making good use of church newsletters
  • Dunnam, Maxie (2010-12-13)
    While Jesus' life, ministry, teaching, death and resurrection is a call to love and compassion Maxie Dunnam discusses compassion fatigue as an obstacle to preserving that call.
  • McBay, Shug Yagel (2010-12-13)
    In considering the issues of what is referred to as "unexpected outcomes" of the birth experience, we find ourselves entwined not only in the obvious pain and grief of the parents, but the labyrinth of medical ethics and ...
  • Spain, Sydney (2010-12-14)
    Basically Spain covers two topics -- What to do prior to the move, and beginning your new ministry. This is a how-to approach from a man who has served several pastorates. Laying the groundwork for a long and fruitful ...
  • Ellison, Craig (2010-12-13)
    By turning our backs on the inner city we are turning our backs on people in need of the evangelistic message of the Gospel. The title is a rhetorical question whose answer is simple, "All around me." Ellison challenges ...
  • Long, Justin (2010-12-16)
    In November 2004, January 2005, and January 2006 three articles on "Which peoples need priority attention?" were published in Mission Frontiers. Each was written by a different set of writers, representing different research ...
  • Hawthorne, Roger (2010-12-13)
    More on the value of church newsletters.
  • Cunningham, Bobby B. (2010-12-13)
    As we forgive, we are forgiven. Or is it the other way around; we have been forgiven, therefore, we forgive. This is a good time to review the case-study material on forgiveness derived from your role as pastor/counselor. ...
  • Elliott, Mark (2010-12-13)
    Pastor Mark Elliott carefully presents both the need for God's involvement and our responsibility in study. He then lays out a 4-step model from James Loder for opening ourselves to the leading of the Spirit.
  • Hightower, James E. Jr. (2010-12-13)
    In this very personal discussion, Hightower says that when he entered mid-life he individuated enough from his external environment that what he thinks and feels is really important. This "internal compass" that calls for ...
  • Galloway, Dale (2010-12-13)
    Small group ministry, once considered revolutionary and radical, is now the norm for vital fast-growing churches yet many churches have not successfully transitioned into this type of ministry. The establishment of a small ...

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