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Practical Wisdom for Pastors

Practical Wisdom for Pastors Author Curtis C. Thomas
ISBN-10 9781433519277
Release 2001-04-03
Pages 272
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As a pastor your job is filled with blessings and satisfaction, as well as unique challenges and pitfalls. Here a ministry veteran covers virtually all of those areas with a wealth of practical insight culled from 44 years in the pastorate. Blending his deep love of the Word and commitment to biblical ministry, Curtis Thomas offers a rich source of help and encouragement that will enthuse and benefit you whether you've pastored for five years or 50.

The Pastor s Ministry

The Pastor s Ministry Author Brian Croft
ISBN-10 9780310516606
Release 2015-03-31
Pages 192
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Every pastor struggles with demands for his time, and how to determine priorities in ministry. Some choose to respond to the most urgent needs, while others seek a more balanced and intentional approach. But what determines these priorities? Where should a busy pastor look for wisdom in making decisions? In the Pastor’s Ministry, pastor and author Brian Croft looks to the Scriptures to determine the top ten priorities for a faithful pastoral ministry. These biblically rooted responsibilities help pastors determine how to spend their time and with greater discernment respond to the demands of the church. Each of these priorities is rooted in a direct command of God’s Word, including: Guarding the Truth Preaching and Teaching the Word Praying for the Flock Setting an Example Visiting the Sick Comforting the Grieving Caring for Widows Confronting Sin Encouraging the Faint-Hearted Identifying and Training Other Leaders To be successful and faithful in pastoral ministry, every pastor needs to understand these core callings and make them part of his regular practice. These ten responsibilities guide how a pastor schedules his time, helping him to lay the foundation for a biblically faithful ministry in his church.

Wounded Minister Reflections of a Former Pastor

Wounded Minister Reflections of a Former Pastor Author Eric O. Rogers
ISBN-10 9780595422456
Release 2007-03
Pages 216
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Wounded Minister: Reflections of a Former Pastor is the story of power, politics, and the pains of pastoring the local church. From ashes to gold, a church is brought out from the wilderness of spiritual darkness to the promise land of knowledge and wisdom only to reject and despise God at the expense of hurt, hatred, and raising hell with the pastor, parishioners, and the powers that be. Dr. Eric O. Rogers, Pastor-Teacher and University Professor, explores and examines the causes and chaos of disobedience in the face of God's love, mercy, and grace. Healing is progressive and Rogers begins the journey of a thousand miles through headache, heartache, hell, and high water to joy unspeakable and peace that surpasses all understanding. Despite the foolishness and folly of church members, Rogers emerges to proclaim forgiveness and healing through God's word.

Visit the Sick

Visit the Sick Author Brian Croft
ISBN-10 9780310517153
Release 2014-06-03
Pages 96
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How Do You Care for the Sick? Here’s How. One of the marks of the ministry of Jesus is his compassionate care for the sick. Jesus brought healing and hope to individuals struggling with life-debilitating illnesses. Ministry to the sick should also be a mark of his followers, but in many churches today it is neglected or pushed to the periphery of ministry concerns. To counter our modern tendency to minimize or ignore sickness, pastor Brian Croft looks to paradigms of the past and examines historical models of care that honor God, obey the teachings of Scripture, and communicate loving care to those who are struggling with sickness and disease. Part of the Practical Shepherding series of resources, Visit the Sick provides pastors and ministry leaders with real-world help to do the work of pastoral ministry in a local church. Visit the Sick gives pastors, church leaders, and caregivers the biblical, theological, pastoral, and practical tools they need to navigate through both the spiritual and physical care of the sick and dying.

Caring for Widows

Caring for Widows Author Brian Croft
ISBN-10 9781433546945
Release 2015-04-16
Pages 160
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Pastors and church leaders are responsible for countless things. Unfortunately, in many churches, ministry to widows remains largely neglected and forgotten. Highlighting the Bible’s recurring commands to care for widows with sensitivity and compassion, this book encourages church leaders to think carefully about how to serve the widows in their congregations and suggests practical strategies to that end. In part 1, the authors summarize the Bible’s consistent teaching regarding the care of widows. In part 2, the authors offer hands-on counseling and a host of practical suggestions related to ensuring that widows receive the support and encouragement they need to thrive in the church.

Memoirs of an Ordinary Pastor

Memoirs of an Ordinary Pastor Author D. A. Carson
ISBN-10 9781433522109
Release 2008-02-05
Pages 160
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D. A. Carson's father was a pioneering church-planter and pastor in Quebec. But still, an ordinary pastor-except that he ministered during the decades that brought French Canada from the brutal challenges of persecution and imprisonment for Baptist ministers to spectacular growth and revival in the 1970s. It is a story, and an era, that few in the English-speaking world know anything about. But through Tom Carson's journals and written prayers, and the narrative and historical background supplied by his son, readers will be given a firsthand account of not only this trying time in North American church history, but of one pastor's life and times, dreams and disappointments. With words that will ring true for every person who has devoted themselves to the Lord's work, this unique book serves to remind readers that though the sacrifices of serving God are great, the sweetness of living a faithful, obedient life is greater still.

Life in the Body of Christ

Life in the Body of Christ Author Curtis C. Thomas
ISBN-10 0971336180
Release 2006
Pages 274
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Thomas offers practical, biblical instruction on a wide range of issues involving individual and corporate participation and responsibility in the life of a local church. (Christian)

Sacred Privilege

Sacred Privilege Author Kay Warren
ISBN-10 9781493406579
Release 2017-05-02
Pages 272
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Life as a pastor's wife offers meaningful opportunities to play a significant part in God's work, to witness and participate in the beauty of changed lives. Yet it also carries the potential for deep wounds and great conflict that can drain the joy out of service. Is it worth it? Oh, yes, says Kay Warren, wife of Pastor Rick Warren and cofounder of Saddleback Church. It is more than worth the risk--it's a sacred privilege. Drawing on more than forty years in ministry in every possible size church, Kay provides encouraging principles and life lessons, along with intimate personal stories, that will give readers the confidence needed to lead and live well. Pastor's wives learn to - accept who they are - adapt to change - help their children survive and thrive - protect their private lives - deal with criticism - live with integrity - develop an eternal perspective Whether she is excited, struggling, or feeling broken and tired, every pastor's wife will find hope and encouragement for their calling in Kay's warm and wise words.

The Christian ministry

The Christian ministry Author Charles Bridges
ISBN-10 OXFORD:590115777
Release 1844
Pages 547
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The Christian ministry has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The Christian ministry also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The Christian ministry book for free.

The New Pastor s Handbook

The New Pastor s Handbook Author Jason Helopoulos
ISBN-10 9781493400362
Release 2015-09-29
Pages 208
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Most seminary graduates will begin their ministries with plenty of important head knowledge to share--but with a deficit of some of the most practical aspects of doing ministry, such as - which ministry role most suits them - how to start out strong at a new church - persevering during difficult seasons of ministry - leading meetings and delegating tasks - safeguarding their family - fighting discouragement, pastor envy, and a lack of contentment - navigating special ministry needs, such as hospitals, weddings, and funerals - and much more Through his hard-won wisdom, Jason Helopoulos comes alongside new pastors as a trusted friend and mentor, ready to guide them through their first years of ministry with intelligence and compassion.

The Five Points of Calvinism

The Five Points of Calvinism Author David N. Steele
ISBN-10 0875524443
Release 1963
Pages 95
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The Five Points of Calvinism has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The Five Points of Calvinism also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The Five Points of Calvinism book for free.

Preaching from the Inside Out

Preaching from the Inside Out Author Charles B. Bugg
ISBN-10 0805420037
Release 1992
Pages 144
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Preaching from the Inside Out has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Preaching from the Inside Out also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Preaching from the Inside Out book for free.

Preventing Ministry Failure

Preventing Ministry Failure Author Michael Todd Wilson
ISBN-10 9780830896868
Release 2014-01-16
Pages 265
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Great ministers don't just happen. Great falls from ministry don't just happen either. A complex mix of factors both internal and external test the limits of your ability to minister wholeheartedly over the long haul. Senior pastor Brad Hoffmann and licensed professional counselor Michael Todd Wilson work with pastors removed from their place of service. The common experiences of these pastors revealed patterns that consistently contributed to burnout, ineffectiveness and moral failure. If such patterns can be predicted, the authors reasoned, can they be prevented? Preventing Ministry Failure is a personal guidebook for pastors and other caregivers to prepare them to withstand common pressures and to flourish in the ministry God has called them to. Work through the exercises and reflections individually or in conversation with your peers, and you'll find yourself better equipped for the challenges of vocational ministry, and more conscious of the presence of God leading you on and restoring your soul.

American Book Publishing Record

American Book Publishing Record Author
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105111051640
Release 2001
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American Book Publishing Record has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from American Book Publishing Record also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full American Book Publishing Record book for free.

Wisdom from Above

Wisdom from Above Author Charles F. Stanley
ISBN-10 9781501135415
Release 2016-11-01
Pages 400
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Inspired by a lifetime of learning God’s wisdom, New York Times bestselling author Dr. Charles Stanley has created a 365-day devotional, full of timeless teachings from the book of Proverbs and inspirational guidance for every day of the year. Based on the eternal wisdom of the Proverbs, Wisdom from Above is filled with spiritual insights that offer courage for difficult times, inspiration to be the best person you can be, and confidence that God is always with you. Each day Dr. Charles Stanley shares a relevant Bible verse, an encouraging message, and a comforting prayer. Topics range from relationships and emotions to communication and leadership. When you open this daily devotional, you’ll be greeted by uplifting words and thoughts to continuously strengthen your faith. Wisdom from Above is the perfect companion for your day-to-day life when you need confidence to get through the hard times or summon hope for the future.

Pause Recharge Refresh

Pause  Recharge  Refresh Author H. B. London
ISBN-10 158997557X
Release 2009
Pages 384
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Contains 365 conversational devotions , including devotions for special days of the year.

Sticky Teams

Sticky Teams Author Larry Osborne
ISBN-10 9780310324645
Release 2010
Pages 221
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In Sticky Teams, Larry Osborne exposes the hidden roadblocks, structures, and goofy thinking that all too often sabotage the health and harmony of even the best intentioned ministry teams. Then, with practical and seasoned advice, he shows what it takes to get a leadership board, ministry team, and an entire congregation headed in the same direction, sticking together, unified and healthy for the long haul.