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  • Rediger, G. Lloyd (2010-11-22)
    Church administration sounds like an unfeeling and methodical term, derived from bureaucratic religion. Ministry, on the other hand sounds caring and flexible. If we assume that both administration and ministry are important ...
  • 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 ...
  • Zahniser, Matt (2010-11-22)
    Christians learn how to share the gospel with people living down the street who might be identified as cultural adherents of alternative faiths.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Arn, Charles (2010-11-22)
    Helping visitors move from being observers to regular attendees takes a well developed plan of action.
  • Drury, Keith (2010-12-13)
    Size of the church does not matter when looking at the busyness that can overcome pastors during special holiday seasons. How good are you at where you draw the line of regarding others' expectations of you?
  • Koch, Ruth (2010-12-13)
    Too often we overlook the needs of our spouses as we care for the needs of our flock.
  • 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.
  • 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 ...
  • Miles, John P. (2010-12-13)
    While controversy will be unavoidable, they pastors should guard against controversy becoming a Sunday Morning blast of Thunder.
  • Johnson-Smith, Robert II (2010-12-13)
    Johnson-Smith presents six tools to apply to the pastoral walk.
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Hawthorne, Roger (2010-12-13)
    Making good use of church newsletters
  • Willimon, William (2010-12-13)
    Willimon speaks directly to Methodist clergy but readily agrees that ordained leaders of other churches share "certain expectations inherent in any faithful performance of ministry."

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