Category: Pastors

5 Questions Pulpit Committees Must Ask Prospective Pastors | Part One


It could be easily assumed that in the process of searching for and calling a pastor, both the church and the prospective pastor desire a good match in matters of doctrine. This assumption has caused many regrettable mismatches and more than a few church splits. Many ministers do not offer information about personal doctrinal stances that may not be shared by the congregation considering them for the pastorate. One area in which a potential pastor may be less than forthcoming lies in the issue of Calvinism.

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Why Discernment Has Disappeared


I am continually frustrated that Christians, even pastors and theologians, seem to have an overwhelming inability to discern the times. The Christian world is continually making false assumptions about reality, then making decisions based upon those assumptions. A continued downward spiral is the only result.

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Three Principles for Becoming a More Productive Ministry Leader


To my right was Roy Fish, Professor of Evangelism at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. To my left was a seasoned veteran of evangelism. Both of these well-dressed men seemed enthusiastic about the event. Both of them had previously been asked to serve in this same capacity many times. I had not. Why was I so disinterested?

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Living Saints Forgotten


As a Church we spend much time in prayer before and during the partaking of the Lord’s Supper. We prepare our hearts for this worship of our God. We make sure that we are all following the guidelines for partaking of this Supper. We ask that all who partake are believers in Christ Jesus. We ask that they have made a public profession of faith through baptism.

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Thomas Helwys: First Baptist Pastor in England


Each group (Generals and Particulars) became known for their view of the atonement of Christ. The Particular Baptists held to a “particular redemption” or limited atonement. The General Baptists were more Arminian and held to a “universal” or general atonement by which Christ died for all sinners and those who believe in Jesus will be saved.

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