Category: Church

The Five Most Important Interpersonal Relationship Skills for Pastors:
#3: Humor

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The Five Most Important Interpersonal Relationship Skills for Pastors:
#3: Humor

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 third in a series of five articles on interpersonal relationship skills essential to ministers. The first is “The Ability to Listen.” The second is “Assertion.” “Preacher,” said the fellow […]

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The Five Most Important Interpersonal Relationship Skills for Pastors:
#2: Assertion

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The Five Most Important Interpersonal Relationship Skills for Pastors:
#2: Assertion

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 second in a series of five articles on interpersonal relationship skills essential to ministers. The first was “The Ability to Listen.” Today, I picked up the phone and called […]

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Ten Trends Impacting American Churches (Part 2)

By Dr. Randy Stone, Associate Professor of Christian Education and Director of the Doctor of Educational Ministry Program at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary For Dr. Stone‚Äôs discussion of the first five trends (Church Size and Time; Institutional Internalization; Crisis in the Clergy; Dropout, Disillusioned, and Disengaged Christians; and Search for the Supernatural), see Part […]

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Ten Trends Impacting American Churches (Part 1)

By Dr. Randy Stone, Associate Professor of Christian Education and Director of the Doctor of Educational Ministry Program at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary The following list was assembled not as a detailed research project, nor was it the product of a survey of the largest churches in America. This list is merely the simple […]

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Before You Terminate the Pastor

By Joe McKeever, Preacher, former Pastor of seven churches, and retired Director of Missions at the Baptist Association of Greater New Orleans. The phone call last night was unnerving. “Brother Joe,” the young pastor on the other end said, “the deacons voted to ask for my resignation.” They had met that night. “They’ve given me […]

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