Category: Pastors

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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The “Four Hands” of the Missionary (or Minister)

  By Tobey Pitman, Community Ministries Missionary, Northshore Baptist Association, LA The ultimate task of the missionary is to bring people to Jesus. Missionary service is a widely varied work and many contributing factors make the task easier or more difficult. None the less the work always revolves around the singular goal of introducing others […]

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LEARNING CURVES:
Preparing Yourself to Become an Agent of Change

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LEARNING CURVES:
Preparing Yourself to Become an Agent of Change

By Tobey Pitman, Community Ministries Missionary, Northshore Baptist Association in Louisiana 1. DEFINE SUCCESS AND KNOW WHERE IT IS FOUND Success may be defined in many ways depending upon your profession and point of view. However, anyone who serves a ministry call can have no misgiving about success. In ministry, true success is defined by […]

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Three Helps to Discovering Your Personal Ministry

By Tobey Pitman, Community Ministries Missionary, Northshore Baptist Association in Louisiana 1. GET YOUR MINISTRY ASSIGNMENT DIRECTLY FROM GOD I once met a pastor who confessed that he was called into the ministry by his grandmother! Seriously, God’s call and gifts are unique. But He calls all saved individuals to serve the Kingdom. Our assignment […]

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Adjusting Your Leadership Style to Your Ministry Situation

Steve Lemke, Provost, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary The most insightful article I have ever read on pastoral leadership was written years ago by Calvin Miller in Leadership Journal.  Entitled “Growing Pains,” it is crucial reading for every pastor.  In it, my old racquetball partner Calvin Miller (he might look nice, but he’s mean on a […]

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