Category: Church

The Importance of a Church Staff
#2 – The Most Important Person in Your Office

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The Importance of a Church Staff
#2 – The Most Important Person in Your Office

By Joe McKeever, Preacher, Cartoonist, Pastor, and retired Director of Missions at the Baptist Association of Greater New Orleans.   This is part two of a multi-article series by Dr. McKeever on how to go about seeking and calling a church staff more effectively. Part one is The Pastor Assembles a Staff: Scary. The receptionist—the […]

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Preaching Preparation for the Real World Pastor:
Principle #4: Know Who You Trust—Trusted Sources

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Preaching Preparation for the Real World Pastor:
Principle #4: Know Who You Trust—Trusted Sources

By Dr. Thomas Douglas, Pastor, Parkway Baptist Church, Kansas City, KS This is the fifth in a series of articles on sermon preparation for pastors and bivocational pastors with busy schedules. For the Introduction article, Principle #1: Bible Literacy, Principle #2: Know What You Believe, and Principle #3: Know Your Audience—Exegeting Your People follow the […]

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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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