MINISTERIAL APPLICANT’S SEMINAR
THE CALL OF GOD
Bro. Harrell Wilson
I. The Call
C. A Definite Call
D. How Do I Know?
A. Vocation Versus Profession
B. Ethical Procedure
C. The Work of Preparation
A. Among the People
B. God’s Unique Place
C. Making a Difference
MINISTER’S FAMILY LIFE
Bro. Tom Simison
I. Why a Family Seminar on these Verses?
A. They teach us duties of the wife to her husband.
B. The duties of the husband to the wife.
C. The duties of the husband to Christ (Church).
D. They teach us the chain of command.
II. Ephesians 5:22-24
Verse 24 – Should also be stated that in everything means;
That is lawful and right, not in things criminal and wrong. If he is sinful and demands her to leave off the things that save the soul, she is not under obligation to him. Her God and her soul must come first (Matt. 22:37; Luke 14-:26-27.) Obedience to the husband in all things is based upon him loving his wife as Christ does the church (verses 25,28,33).
III. Husbands Should:
A. Be head of wife (verse 23).
B. Love wife as Christ the church (verse 25).
C. Love wife as own body (verse 28,33).
D. Nourish, care for and protect (verse 29, Eph. 6:4).
E. Cherish, to warm in one’s bosom (verse 29).
F. Be joined as one flesh (verse 30-31).
G. Leave parents for wife (verse 31).
THE MINISTER’S SPIRIT AND ATTITUDE
Bro. Elliott Perry
Psalms 51:10 – “CREATE IN ME A CLEAN HEART, O GOD; AND RENEW A RIGHT SPIRIT IN ME.”
I. ATTITUDE ABOUT SELF.
A. Think soberly (Romans 12:3).
B. Let each esteem others better than themselves (Phil 2:3).
C. Humble (I Pet. 5:5,6; I Tim, 4:12-16).
D. Unprofitable servants (Luke 17:10).
II. ATTITUDE TOWARD FAMILY.
A. Love (Eph. 5:25).
B. Teach (Duet. 6:5-7).
III. ATTITUDE TOWARD SAINTS.
A. Kindly affectionate (Rom. 12:10).
B. Consider one another (Heb. 10:24).
IV. ATTITUDE TOWARD FELLOW MINISTERS.
A. Elders (I Tim. 5:17).
B. Unity (Eph. 4:1-4).
RESPECT FOR AUTHORITY
Bro. Mark Rudolph
Lord Montgomery – “Leadership is the capacity and will to rally men and women to a common purpose and the character which inspires confidence.”
I. LEARN TO LISTEN.
A. To serve was Jesus’ definition of leadership.
B. This is true in the realm of the secular or of the sacred.
II. FOLLOW THOSE IN AUTHORITY.
A. It is noteworthy that when God chose a leader to follow the great Moses He chose Joshua.
A. Undertake responsibilities.
B. A proven and faithful servant.
III. LEARN FROM LEADER’S EXPERIENCE
A. Undertake responsibilities.
B. Do it willingly.
IV. BUILD A RIGHT RELATIONSHIP.
V. DANGER POINTS.
A. Do not have an unduly exalted opinion of yourself.
B. Assumption of a disparaging attitude toward other preachers.
C. Do not allow yourself to become tools of glory seeking.
D. Do not become a copy-cat.
E. Every preacher needs “boot training.”
TOLERANCE FOR YOUR FELLOW MAN
Bro. Robert Johnson
I. SIMILARITY OF THE CORINTHIAN CHURCH WITH THE CHURCH TODAY
A. Divisions, cliques, envies, jealousies.
B. Disinterest in fellow minister’s message.
C. Envious when we hear praise for others.
D. Competitive attitude.
II. Rom 14:1-12 WE MAKE OURSELVES A JUDGE!
A. We always judge others in the weak points they have that we are strong in.
B. Don’t put stumbling blocks in brothers way. (Romans 14:13-21; I Cor. 8:1-13).
C. We ought to bear the infirmities of the weak. (Romans 15:1-7; Gal. 6:1-2; I Thess. 5:11-15).
III. DO NOT CONTEND FOR VIEWPOINTS – TO DISUNITY.
A. This requires tolerance (Eph. 4:1-6).
B. This does not mean you cannot have convictions.
C. Don’t take the attitude; get in, get out or get run over.
D. Remember “The man who thinks different than you is tolerating you.”
THE MINISTER AND HIS FINANCES
Bro. Glenn Seaman
The love of money may be the root of all evil, but the MISUSE of money is the beginning of life’s problems. Few families are free of the anxieties and contentions in the matter of family finances.
I. THE MAN’S RESPONSIBILITY.
A. MAJOR AREA
1. Provide money.
2. Manage money.
3. Do the necessary worrying about the money.
FINANCIAL PRESSURES BRING ON A DEPRESSED SPIRIT
B. Extravagance and living beyond one’s means.
1. Husbands and wives may both be guilty of this fault.
2. A major cause of extravagance is the desire to impress others.
3. The answer is found in self control.
D. The husband should not be tight with the money.
II. RESPONSIBILITY TO PAY BILLS
A. This is of utmost importance.
B. Setting priorities with your income is important.
III. MONEY IN GOD’S PLAN
A. How we handle it is part of our Christian walk.
B. Each partner should be allowed an amount of money to be used as personal spending money.
THE MINISTER’S PRAYER AND DEVOTIONAL LIFE
Bro. Kenneth Mendenhall
I. WALKING IN THE SPIRIT.
A. The term “walk after the Spirit” signifies a bit of personality, intent and direction.
B. The walk in prayer.
C. Walking with a burden.
D. A walk without sin.
II. INTERCESSORY PRAYER.
A. Praying in the Holy Ghost.
B. Prayer builds strong churches.
C. To influence men and God.
III. FASTING, TWIN TO PRAYER.
A. The true spirit of fasting.
B. Alternating current – The Positive and the Negative Flow.
IV. ABSORBED IN CHRIST.
A. Changed into His image.
B. The vine in you.
C. Deliver His purchase to Him.
D. Give him everything He bought, in good condition.
(The above material was taken from the Ministerial Applicant’s Seminar, Indiana District United Pentecostal Church International.)
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