Pastoral Development

BARNA TELLS US AREAS OF WEAKNESS NEEDING TARGET PREACHING

www.culturefaith.com/where-born-agains-are-missing-the-mark/ CONFERENCE LEADERS, PASTORS AND TEACHERS – please read this article from George Barna’s research. I am taking the liberty to point out [in red] 12 areas to which Barna’s research is telling us we need to give much more attention in our preaching and teaching. This should also be read and digested by leaders […]

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THE MANY BENEFITS OF GRATITUDE

http://blog.thrivingpastor.com/the-many-benefits-of-gratitude/?refcd=504701&utm_campaign=The+Many+Benefits+of+Gratitude This well written article is excellent for focusing us on the grace of gratitude as we go into Memorial weekend. – Pastor Frank By: John Thorington Matthew Henry, a well-known eighteenth-century Puritan preacher, was threatened by robbers in the city of London. They took his possessions and endangered his life. It’s safe to say […]

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WEDDED BLISS ILLUSTRATES SANCTIFYING GRACE

By: Frank G. Tunstall, D. Min. The institution of marriage offers an excellent illustration of sanctifying grace. When a young couple marries, the union can be successful only if they spiritually, mentally and emotionally forsake all others – all former suitors – so that they are set apart in their hearts from all past courtship […]

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CREDIBLE EYEWITNESSES

  By: Frank G. Tunstall A woman, Mary, was the first person to see the resurrected Lord. The Emmaus travelers walked seven miles with Jesus on the day of His resurrection and listen to the Lord’s profound teaching. That same evening Jesus appeared to the ten disciples in their locked room. [Thomas was absent and […]

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HOW TO PROTECT YOUR CHURCH OFFERINGS FROM EMBEZZELMENT

 startchurch.com/blog/view/name/how-to-protect-your-church-offering-from-embezzlement?   By: Raul Rivera The sound of Bishop Jamal’s voice over the phone was heartbreaking as he reported the embezzlement crime to the local police. Only days before, the church announced that the fundraising for its building campaign had successfully raised $500,000 to construct the church’s new sanctuary and children’s wing. The church was going […]

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7 RECURRING MISTAKES WITH MINISTERIAL TAX RETURNS

www.startchurch.com/blog/view/name/7-big-mistakes-ministers-make-with-their-taxes?     By Trey Lewis It most likely comes as no surprise that taxes can be daunting. Since the process, and even the idea, of doing our taxes is daunting, we typically pay someone else to do them for us. Taxes can especially be intimidating for ministers because if churches do not properly handle the […]

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THE STATE OF FEMALE PASTORS

This article speaks to a trend taking place in most pastoral circles – the growth of women becoming senior pastors. IPHC from its beginning has been willing to ordain women as pastors. At least one of our conferences with which I am familiar has about 20% female pastors. This study, however, did not specifically address […]

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