Dangerous Calling

Author: Paul David Tripp
ISBN: 9781433541377
Size: 54.76 MB
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Recognizing the widespread struggles facing pastors today, Tripp exposes and exhorts the cultures that train and support our church leaders so that they can lead well and our churches can be healthy. Now in paperback.

Themelios Volume 38 Issue 2

Author: D. A. Carson
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1625649592
Size: 56.10 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
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Themelios is an international, evangelical, peer-reviewed theological journal that expounds and defends the historic Christian faith. Themelios is published three times a year online at The Gospel Coalition (http://thegospelcoalition.org/themelios/) and in print by Wipf and Stock. Its primary audience is theological students and pastors, though scholars read it as well. Themelios began in 1975 and was operated by RTSF/UCCF in the UK, and it became a digital journal operated by The Gospel Coalition in 2008. The editorial team draws participants from across the globe as editors, essayists, and reviewers. General Editor: D. A. Carson, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School Managing Editor: Brian Tabb, Bethlehem College and Seminary Consulting Editor: Michael J. Ovey, Oak Hill Theological College Administrator: Andrew David Naselli, Bethlehem College and Seminary Book Review Editors: Jerry Hwang, Singapore Bible College; Alan Thompson, Sydney Missionary & Bible College; Nathan A. Finn, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary; Hans Madueme, Covenant College; Dane Ortlund, Crossway; Jason Sexton, Golden Gate Baptist Seminary Editorial Board: Gerald Bray, Beeson Divinity School Lee Gatiss, Wales Evangelical School of Theology Paul Helseth, University of Northwestern, St. Paul Paul House, Beeson Divinity School Ken Magnuson, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary Jonathan Pennington, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary James Robson, Wycliffe Hall Mark D. Thompson, Moore Theological College Paul Williamson, Moore Theological College Stephen Witmer, Pepperell Christian Fellowship Robert Yarbrough, Covenant Seminary

Spiritual Mentorship For Pastors And Church Leaders Today

Author: Gabriel Amoateng-Boahen
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1514437724
Size: 19.53 MB
Format: PDF
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My timely book seeks to, among others, to appreciate and congratulate all men and women of God in ministry; and also encourage them for their continued dedication in leading the flock under their pastoral care as “Chief Shepherds.” Bravo! On a more concerned and passionate note, the book seeks to equip the pastor/leader with some basic ministerial skills for sound, fruitful, untiring and ever-lasting soul-impacting ministry, devoid of any abuses either covertly or overtly. My final aim is to challenge the pastor/leader to be professional and current for contemporary ministry because society is becoming more scientific, technological, academic, intellectual, argumentative, and above all, critical, and skeptical. Our local communities are increasingly becoming more violent, confused, frustrated, socially darker and gloomy, stressful, and uncontrollable. The pastoral services of the pastoral/leaders thus become inevitable, crucial, and critical because communities look up to the spiritual leader. Indeed, the pastor/leader is the radiant light of hope, a beacon of light of inspiration, and encouragement to many. The challenge is for all pastors/leaders to lead their respective local communities to greater heights as God’s ambassadors and the Called/Chosen for our present generation, and further work harder to hand over a better holistic legacy to the next generation. The Gospel must be preached in its fullest entirety uncompromisingly in season and out of season, devoid of any excuses. Let the Body of Christ be more united than ever to build a “New Church” that is modeled after the life of Christ. The Church that is anointed and empowered with answers to address the multiple-problems and the myriad of challenges facing the 21st century and beyond.

A Shepherd S Responsibilities In Pastoral Ministry

Author: Marjorie Herschler
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1543456448
Size: 29.94 MB
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This book is written from a theological perspective. It explains certain concepts of what is expected of a pastor in pastoral ministry. The pages of this book contain the definition of a pastor in details. This book also highlights if a pastor is called divinely by God or if he is self appointed. It also asks the question, Can anyone be or become a pastor? Which it then answers. A Shepherds Responsibilities in Pastoral Ministry lists in details the distinguishing qualification and characteristics of a pastor or a man or woman of God, which includes being able to display spiritual maturity, having good financial uprightness, and having the much-needed gift of the Holy Spirit to activate the spirit of discernment. The overall representation is that they must be a good ambassador in displaying the Lord who had called them to lead His people. This book also informs us of certain personal and spiritual objectives of the leader/pastor, such as he or she must be devoted to their immediate family, exercise self-control, have an active prayer life, and have the ability to be gentle and humble in spirit. Not only are the pastors responsible to personally maintain their behaviors, they are called to show forth their spiritual responsibilities as well. These pages give examples of the pastors function in ministering the word of God by teaching, preaching, and offering sacraments (e.g., marriage). The climax points to the good shepherd that is Jesus Christ, the One who implemented the Christian church, which is still standing and making her mark in todays society.

He Said She Said God Said

Author: Dan; Gina Trippie
Publisher: WestBow Press
ISBN: 1490899782
Size: 17.43 MB
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Why is marriage so difficult? Why isn’t our sex life as good as I expected? How can our marriage survive parenting? How can we have an enduring marriage? He Said, She Said, God Said gives the biblical answers to these and other commonly asked questions about marriage. Dan and Gina Trippie give the husband’s and wife’s perspectives on the joys and struggles that married couples face. They leave themselves vulnerable but are amusingly candid as they share their personal story of marital restoration. If you are married or hope to be one day, this is an excellent, gospel-centered resource that will give hope for every marriage.

12 Challenges Churches Face

Author: Mark Dever
Publisher: Crossway
ISBN: 1581349440
Size: 77.18 MB
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Mark Dever draws from Paul's first letter to the Corinthians to tackle twelve major challenges facing the church today. As he presents each challenge, Dever provides ways for individuals and churches to respond biblically.

A Guide To Church Discipline

Author: J. Carl Laney
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 160899452X
Size: 10.88 MB
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Fears of disunity, conflict and even legal problems have caused many church leaders to avoid confronting Christians who are living in sin. Challenging the church's reluctance, Dr. Laney provides a biblical, practical and loving handbook for pastors and lay leaders alike on church discipline.