Pastoral Ministry

Pastoral Ministry

10 THINGS EVERY MINISTER NEEDS TO KNOW

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Ronnie Floyd can relate ? yet with 30 years of pastoral ministry, he is still passionately committed to God's calling in his life. What has sustained his passion for ministry? In this book, he will share the very best perspective, encouragement, and solutions for all ministers. Each day, Dr. Ronnie Floyd and his ministry can be seen internationally through his television ministry, Winners. As pastor of First Baptist Church of Springdale and The Church oat Pinnacle Hills, Arkansas, he is a gifted communicator, leader, pastor, and author of 18 books. Pastor Floyd and his wife, Jeanna, will be married for 30 years in December of 2006. They have two sons, two daughters-in-law and one grandchild.
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9780892216550
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2006-09-01
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New Leaf Press (AR)

11 INNOVATIONS IN THE LOCAL CHURCH

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Join three seasoned church-ministry experts on an insider's tour of the most innovative churches today! Discover a dozen types of innovation, each with profiles of congregations that have implemented that innovation. This is more than a show and tell tour, however. Each chapter offers a solid take-away for church leaders on how to learn and apply the appropriate innovation profiled. The authors also offer scripturally-based assessments of both the positive and negatives implications of implementing each innovation, providing guidance and wisdom. There are many ways to present the Gospel, and this timely book will serve as a springboard for church leaders scratching their heads and asking themselves, "What should we do next?" By learning from a dozen different church types, church leaders can become more intentional about exploring new directions and reaching more of the world for Christ.
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9780830743780
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2007-06-01
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Regal Books

12 Challenges Churches Face

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Longtime pastor and leading authority on church health, Mark Dever draws from Paul's first letter to the Corinthians to tackle twelve major challenges facing the church today. As he presents each challenge, Dever provides practical ways for individuals and churches to respond biblically. Writing for both church leaders and laymen, Dever insists that the health of the local church should be the concern of every believer and that God can overcome the most difficult of challenges.

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9781581349443
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2012-05-25
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2016 CHURCH & CLERGY TAX GUIDE

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9781614079163

40 QUESTIONS ABOUT ELDERS & DEACONS

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Arranged in a Q & A format, this volume tackles the major questions that pastors, church leaders, and students ask about congregational church government, a topic of much interest in the church today. It provides readers with a clear analysis of key biblical passages, succinct answers (4-8 pages each), and discussion questions. The unique format of the book allows the reader to pick and choose what issues are most pertinent to their interests and needs.
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9780825433641
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2007-11-29
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Kregel Academic & Professional

5 THINGS ANY CONGREGATION CAN DO TO CARE

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In our age of brokenness and hurt, the Christian church is called to come alongside people with the life-giving Gospel of Christ. Unfortunately, many churches assume that well-intentioned Christians not only know how to do this, but are actually doing it. Such is not the case. Pastors, lay leaders, and church members will find in this simple resource, ideas that empower and train people to minister to one another. This book equips and encourages believers to continue Christ's call to care for others. Cusick offers practical guidance for every believer on ministering to the needs of others. Readers will be equipped to comfort the hurting, assist the needy, offer recovery for the addicted, encourage the aged, and provide spiritual care training for everyone.
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9780898274059
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2009-09-01
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Wesleyan Publishing House

50 WAYS TO HELP SAVE THE EARTH HOW YOU &

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This guide outlines fifty ways in which you, your congregation, and your local community can help fight global warming and enjoy participation in a vital part of Christian discipleship. "50 Ways to Help Save the Earth" makes a clear connection, in a practical and unintimidating way, between stewardship of the earth and living one's faith.

This easy-to-follow book consists of seven chapters on topics related to global climate change: "Water," "Energy," "Transportation," "Food and Agriculture," "People," "Other Species," and "Wilderness and Land." Each chapter begins with a statement on how the content relates to global warming, followed by seven action items ranging from individual efforts to activities that encourage the involvement of the congregational and wider communities.

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9780664233709
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2009-05-01
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Westminster John Knox Press

701 SENTENCE SERMONS

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This collection of attention-getting quotes are perfect for church signs, bulletins, newsletters, and sermons. With 10 helpful chapters on effectively using and rating the quotes, 701 Sentence Sermons is an easy-to-use, meaningful, and effective tool--a must for every pastor and church library.
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9780825428890
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2000-03-31
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Kregel Publications

A New Kind of Church

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There is no shortage of books these days on new ways of "doing church." New church models have been both warmly embraced and roundly criticized. What are church leaders and others concerned about the state of the church to make of all this? Does the Bible prescribe a standard model for doing church? Or is there freedom within certain guidelines?
In A New Kind of Church, respected church consultant Aubrey Malphurs addresses these important questions and suggests that there is room for new ways of doing ministry while being true to Scripture. In the process, he offers a theological and interpretive framework for evaluating any church model, new or old. He also offers suggestions for implementing change in the local church.
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9780801091896
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2007-01-31
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Baker Books

ACCOMPANY THEM WITH SINGING THE CHRISTIAN FUNERAL

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Thomas Long begins this fascinating volume by describing how the Christian funeral developed historically, theologically, and liturgically, and then discusses recent cultural trends in funeral practices, including the rise in both cremations and memorial services. He describes the basic pattern for a funeral service, details options in funeral planning, identifies characteristics of a "good funeral," and provides thoughtful guidance for preaching at a funeral.

Long also notes a disturbing trend toward funeral services that seem theologically right and pastorally caring, but actually depart from the primary aims of the Christian funeral. He argues that a new, less-theological and less-satisfying service that focuses on the mourner has begun to erode the Christian view. He contrasts the ancient grand community drama with today's trend toward body-less memorial services that focus primarily on the living and grief management. This is a loss for the church, he argues, and he calls for the church to reclaim the classic metaphor.

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9780664233198
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2009-10-02
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Westminster John Knox Press

ADMINISTRATION IN THE SMALL MEMBERSHIP

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For many pastors, church administration may be their least favorite area of ministry. But whether they love it or loathe it, they probably spend more time on administration than on any other single area of ministry. This book will help pastors create and maintain effective structures that will enable them to spend most of their time on what they truly value.

Describes church administration as a ministry in the small membership church.

Outlines key steps to organize and manage time, volunteers, and resources of the small membership churches including multi-point charges.

Gives practical methods for creating and maintaining viable structures for effective church management

* Helps pastors organize their church(es), so that they can focus on what gives them the most satisfaction in ministry.

* Helps pastors recruit and retain the right people for the right jobs, thereby maximizing ministry especially where resources are limited.* Gives pastors ways to sharpen their vision for local church and mission beyond the local church ministry.

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9780687646432
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2007-09-01
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Abingdon Press