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How You Might Be Inviting Burnout Into Your Ministry

How You Might Be Inviting Burnout Into Your Ministry Aaron Helman I asked youth workers if they’d like less of their WORK stress to follow them HOME at the end of the day. One hundred percent said enthusiastically, “YES!” But when I asked them what they were doing to make that happen, I received only a vacant […]

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Prime Mover

By: V. Arlen Guidroz The energy behind this Christian endeavors, the United Pentecostal Church, having its source in God’s power, is formidable. “The earth shook, the heavens also dropped at the presence of God: even Sinai itself was moved at the presence of God, the God of Israel.” (Psalm 68:8) Consider the strength and power which is expanded […]

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Pastoral Leadership And Growth;…Are They Related?

By: Lyle E. Schaller Two hotly disputed concepts in the church growth movement are (1) the homogeneous unit principle, which suggests that the natural and easiest way for a congregation to grow is to focus on unchurched people who closely resemble the existing membership, and (2) the emphasis on the critical role of a dynamic, growth-oriented, aggressive pastor who is […]

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The Pastor’s Role As Manager

By Robert N. White From conversations with hundreds of ministers and lay leaders I know that this question often perplexes and frustrates both groups. It is perplexing to pastors who must feel their way in their individual church environment in order to define for themselves a niche that is acceptable to the lay leadership. It is frustrating for lay […]

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From Doers to Equippers

By Bill Easum In our experience, if a church has a staff of 10, two will already be equipping people, two will not believe it’s possible in this church, and six are open to the possibility. Two need to be fired outright and two or three of the six who are open to the possibility […]

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Remaining Fruitful As A Leader

By James Holland Table of Contents Why we Must Produce Spiritual Fruit Remaining Fruitful Steps to Help Us Remain Fruitful Have the Right Kind of Fruit How to be a Fruit-Bearer Hope of the Harvest Harvesting Your Field Introduction It is vital that we, as leaders or potential leaders, allow the Spirit of the Lord […]

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Youth And Ministry: Where Have All The Young Men Gone?

By Rex Deckard In the United Pentecostal Church there are a little over 400 men and women under the age of thirty who currently hold ministerial credentials. While numerically this may be comparable to the statistics of a generation ago, as a percentage of the total constituency, this is a significant decline. Anecdotal accounts tell […]

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Training For Ministry

By Chester Michell It is Sunday morning, and you drive up to this beautiful facility. As you enter the parking lot, you are greeted by a parking lot attendant who looks like he has been up for hours. You get out of your car and are greeted by another young man who smiles at you […]

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Mentoring

By Norm Paslay II This is not a discourse on mentoring. I am attempting to share from my heart and life experience an incredible model of mentoring that proved to be very powerful. In fact, at the core of my thesis is the intent to honor my father, Norman R. Paslay I. His life and […]

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What Is Mentoring?

By Darrell Johns The word mentor comes from the name of a character in Homer’s Odyssey. In this ancient Greek tale, King Odysseus of Ithaca entrusted his only son, Telemachus, to the care and training of his wise friend, Mentor, while he himself went off to the Trojan war. A dictionary definition of a mentor […]

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