Pastoral Ministry

Pastoral Ministry

Author: John F. MacArthur

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 9780785215264

Category: Religion

Page: 384

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Pastor John MacArthur combines his passion for the Bible with the training expertise of faculty members at The Master's Seminary to guide seminary students and ministry leaders in developing their pastoral ministry skills. Pastors today can easily become preoccupied with the many pitfalls of modern culture, buying into the idea of image and straying from Jesus's call to shepherd leadership. Pastoral Ministry: How to Shepherd Biblically presents a practical pastoral theology aimed at showing pastors and pastors-in-training the vital role God's word plays in shaping the preparation and maintaining the priorities of pastoring. The authors examine the biblical teaching about the high and demanding call to ministry required of any spiritual shepherd. You'll learn how to pursue intentional growth through the stages of calling, training, and ministering to God's church—along the way, uncovering answers to questions such as: How does the Bible establish a philosophy of pastoral ministry, and what is it? Who is personally qualified to be an undershepherd of God's flock? What are the biblical preparations required of shepherd leaders? What priority does God's word place on activities involved in pastoral ministry? United in affirming shepherd leadership as the biblical model for pastoral ministry, The Master's Seminary faculty contributes a treasury of expertise alongside insights from well-known Bible teacher John MacArthur. This book will inspire any pastor dedicated to serving God's church in the pattern of Jesus Christ.

40 Questions About Pastoral Ministry

40 Questions About Pastoral Ministry

Author: Phil A. Newton

Publisher: Kregel Publications

ISBN: 9780825476860

Category: Religion

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A veteran pastor answers the questions that today's pastors are asking In 40 Questions about Pastoral Ministry, veteran pastor Phil Newton provides trustworthy answers to 40 of the most common and pressing questions relating to the life and work of the pastor. Covering five major categories--such as development, practices, and preaching--Newton equips pastors to successfully handle everyday duties and challenges, including: • Remaining spiritually healthy • Strengthening your marriage • Dealing with discouragement • Avoiding pitfalls • Leading elders' meetings • Mentoring future leaders • Preaching through books of the Bible • Conducting marriages and funerals • Practicing church discipline • Leading change and revitalization, and much more Basing his answers on Scripture, theological reflection, and personal experience, Newton serves as a mentor and guide for pastors at every stage of ministry. The questions and answers are self-contained, and topics of interest can be easily located. Pastors will want to consult this volume often for authoritative advice on all aspects of pastoral ministry.

Understanding Pastoral Ministry

Understanding Pastoral Ministry

Author: Isaiah Michael Wealth

Publisher: GP Publisher

ISBN:

Category: Religion

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The term 'ministry' is loosely used today possibly because many do not understand what ministry is and who a minster is, and some who claim to be ministers or in ministry do not even know what it means, hence they misrepresent the ministry. Today, many in the world see ministry as a money making venture and ministers as liars and deceivers because they may have encountered fraudsters or swindlers who claimed to be in ministry. This is why we need to understand what ministry really is, how to identify false ministers and the marks of a good minister. In this book, we will be attempting to create an understanding of ministry and also expatiate on the pastoral ministry, a key office in the church, the role of the pastor, duties of the pastor and the necessity of the pastoral ministry in the church.

Ethics in Pastoral Ministry

Ethics in Pastoral Ministry

Author: Richard M. Gula

Publisher: Paulist Press

ISBN: 9781616432959

Category: RELIGION

Page: 107

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This book is an attempt to make a Catholic contribution to stimulate a conversation within the Catholic Church on professional ethics in pastoral ministry.--From publisher's description.

A Shepherd’S Responsibilities in Pastoral Ministry

A Shepherd’S Responsibilities in Pastoral Ministry

Author: Marjorie Herschler

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781543456448

Category: Religion

Page: 112

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This book is written from a theological perspective. It explains certain concepts of what is expected of a pastor in pastoral ministry. The pages of this book contain the definition of a pastor in details. This book also highlights if a pastor is called divinely by God or if he is self appointed. It also asks the question, Can anyone be or become a pastor? Which it then answers. A Shepherds Responsibilities in Pastoral Ministry lists in details the distinguishing qualification and characteristics of a pastor or a man or woman of God, which includes being able to display spiritual maturity, having good financial uprightness, and having the much-needed gift of the Holy Spirit to activate the spirit of discernment. The overall representation is that they must be a good ambassador in displaying the Lord who had called them to lead His people. This book also informs us of certain personal and spiritual objectives of the leader/pastor, such as he or she must be devoted to their immediate family, exercise self-control, have an active prayer life, and have the ability to be gentle and humble in spirit. Not only are the pastors responsible to personally maintain their behaviors, they are called to show forth their spiritual responsibilities as well. These pages give examples of the pastors function in ministering the word of God by teaching, preaching, and offering sacraments (e.g., marriage). The climax points to the good shepherd that is Jesus Christ, the One who implemented the Christian church, which is still standing and making her mark in todays society.

Pastoral Ministry Study Guide

Pastoral Ministry Study Guide

Author: Rick Renner

Publisher: Destiny Image Publishers

ISBN: 9781680317657

Category: Religion

Page: 58

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The Relationship Between You and Your Pastor According to Gods Design The Bible says God gave the gift of the pastor to the Church and this gift is indeed needed for the Body of Christ! Since this ministry gift is so important, it is vital that you understand what a pastor is. Is it possible that a pastor is much more than you know or that your view of the pastoral ministry is tainted by a traditional background? In this five-part series, Rick Renner examines Scripture from both the Old and New Testaments to reveal the heart of God for giving us pastors. Youll find out why you need a pastor, how to find your pastor if you dont have one, and how you and your pastor should relate according to the teaching of the Word. Rick will show you: How to recognize a true pastoral gift. How to know the voice of your pastor. How to work successfully with a pastor in the local church and to correctly honor him or her. And so much more!

Pastoral Work

Pastoral Work

Author: Jason Byassee

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781625640222

Category: Religion

Page: 222

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Eugene Peterson may be the most influential theological writer in the church today. Yet because most of his career has not been in academia there is not much critical engagement with his work. Here some of the finest scholar-pastors we have describe the way Peterson has inspired and infuriated on the way to (hopefully) more faithful pastorates. Book jacket.

Pastoral Preaching

Pastoral Preaching

Author: Conrad Mbewe

Publisher: Langham Preaching Resources

ISBN: 9781783681808

Category: Religion

Page: 208

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More and more pulpits are occupied by motivational speakers rather than preachers. Church congregations are not being given a comprehensive, biblical understanding of the faith. Drawing on his own experience as a pastor in Zambia, Conrad Mbewe tackles issues such as the content of pastoral preaching, how pastoral preaching relates to church life, finding the time to prepare pastoral sermons, and dealing with discouragement. Throughout the book, it is clear that the author’s conviction is to see preachers grow strong churches, to build a people for God.

African Feminist Theology and Baptist Pastors' Wives in Malawi

African Feminist Theology and Baptist Pastors' Wives in Malawi

Author: Molly Longwe

Publisher: African Books Collective

ISBN: 9789996066238

Category: Religion

Page: 302

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This book presents a story of the experiences of being church of the pastors’ wives within the Baptist Convention of Malawi (BACOMA). Formed in 1970 out of the missionary endeavours of the North American-based Southern Baptist Convention (SBC), BACOMA is a voluntary national association of Baptist churches. Molly Longwe‘s book presents a concise picture of African Feminist Theology and to relates it to the lived experiences of pastors‘ wives in the Baptist Convention of Malawi.

The Pastoral Epistles

The Pastoral Epistles

Author: Michael L. Gowens

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781929635290

Category: Religion

Page: 338

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Where may we go to find answers to questions concerning how a church is supposed to function, the qualifications of church officers, the priorities of pastoral ministry, the role of females in the church, the importance of the Christian home, and the biblical pattern of church government? The New Testament canon contains three personal letters penned by the apostle Paul addressing these, and many other, questions. The Pastoral Epistles to Timothy and Titus contain pastoral and ecclesiastical counsel for the church in all ages. Great encouragement and guidance for gospel ministers is here. And, for the church that seeks to conform to Scripture more than cultural trends, the Pastoral Epistles contain indispensable wisdom.

Pastoral Burnout and Leadership Styles

Pastoral Burnout and Leadership Styles

Author: W. Ruben Exantus PhD

Publisher: Author House

ISBN: 9781477294673

Category: Education

Page: 141

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This book is about how pastors exercise leadership. Its a book on pastoral burnout and leadership styles dedicated to helping pastors, candidates for pastoral ministry, and individuals who want to have a better understanding of pastoral leadership. It reflects a study conducted on Southern Baptist pastors in the Central Florida region, also known as Greater Orlando, which comprises counties that are often included in Central Florida demographics. It also comprises a rich, diverse multicultural population among the surrounding counties including European Americans, African Americans, Haitians, and Hispanics.

The Concise Dictionary of Pastoral Care and Counseling

The Concise Dictionary of Pastoral Care and Counseling

Author: Glenn H. Asquith, Jr.

Publisher: Abingdon Press

ISBN: 9781426720109

Category: Religion

Page: 181

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The Concise Dictionary of Pastoral Care and Counseling is a condensed version of the Dictionary of Pastoral Care and Counseling, first published in 1990, with new and updated articles. This book provides classic and key articles that explain current theories, trends, and practices in the field of Pastoral Care and Counseling. Contents include: Definitions; History and Biography; Issues of Power and Difference; Interfaith Issues and Methods; Clinical Method; and Pastoral Theological Method.