Category: Church

Calling a Church Staff
#1 – The Pastor Assembles a Staff: Scary

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Calling a Church Staff
#1 – The Pastor Assembles a Staff: Scary

By Joe McKeever, Preacher, Cartoonist, Pastor, and retired Director of Missions at the Baptist Association of Greater New Orleans.   This is the beginning of a multi-article series by Dr. McKeever on how to go about seeking and calling a church staff more effectively. Is there scriptural evidence for church staffs? There is no text […]

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Preaching Preparation for the Real World Pastor:
Principle #3: Know Your Audience—Exegeting Your People

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Preaching Preparation for the Real World Pastor:
Principle #3: Know Your Audience—Exegeting Your People

By Dr. Thomas Douglas, Pastor, Parkway Baptist Church, Kansas City, KS This is the fourth in a series of articles on sermon preparation for pastors and bivocational pastors with busy schedules. For the Introduction article, Principle #1: Bible Literacy, and Principle #2: Know What You Believe, follow the links. My first pastorate took place in […]

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The Five Most Important Interpersonal Relationship Skills for Pastors:
#5: Vulnerability

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The Five Most Important Interpersonal Relationship Skills for Pastors:
#5: Vulnerability

By Joe McKeever, Preacher, former Pastor of seven churches, and retired Director of Missions at the Baptist Association of Greater New Orleans.   This is the last in a series of five articles on interpersonal relationship skills essential to ministers. The series has looked at the pastor and “The Ability to Listen,” “Assertion,” “Humor,” and […]

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Thoughts on the Daviess-McLean Baptist Association Decision
about Pleasant Valley Community Church
Part 2: Reflections on the Significance of What Happened

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Thoughts on the Daviess-McLean Baptist Association Decision
about Pleasant Valley Community Church
Part 2: Reflections on the Significance of What Happened

By Dr. Lemke, Provost, Professor of Philosophy and Ethics, occupying the McFarland Chair of Theology, Director of the Baptist Center for Theology and Ministry, and Editor of the Journal for Baptist Theology and Ministry at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. Reflections on the Daviess-McLean Decision In Part 1, I shared my perceptions (from admittedly incomplete […]

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The Five Most Important Interpersonal Relationship Skills for Pastors:
#4: Gratitude

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The Five Most Important Interpersonal Relationship Skills for Pastors:
#4: Gratitude

By Joe McKeever, Preacher, former Pastor of seven churches, and retired Director of Missions at the Baptist Association of Greater New Orleans.   This is the fourth in a series of five articles on interpersonal relationship skills essential to ministers. The first is “The Ability to Listen.” The second is “Assertion.” The third is “Humor.” […]

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