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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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Dealing with Rejection in Ministry

Steve Lemke, Provost, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary I would like to tell a couple of stories that I hope might be an encouragement to young ministers seeking their first church, or to ministers who (for whatever reason) are seeking another church after they find themselves out of a church position. . . . While we […]

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Integrity in Preaching

Dr. Thomas Douglas, Pastor, Parkway Baptist Church, Kansas City, KS His watch read 12:05 a.m. as Brother Bob pulled into his driveway.  Having just gotten home from the regional hospital where Miss B. was admitted for chest pains, he knows 5 a.m. comes early in the morning when he will get out of bed and head […]

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