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Reaffirmations Friday – June 17th

John Gilman June 17, 2016

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Whether you’re a church Pastor, directing a ministry, or simply a volunteer, you most likely don’t have too much time during your day to keep up with what’s being written or discussed around key ministry topics like developing discipleship, increasing participation or building stronger church community.

But, that’s OK! Because every week, we’ll round up of some of the most helpful and inspirational news and articles published on the web and give them to you here, in one centralized place as part of our “Reaffirmations Friday.”

Here are the top ministry blogs and articles this week detailing anything you may have missed.

10 Things Your Pastor Won’t Tell You

Most people have a pretty good idea of what Senior Pastors do… on Sundays. But the reality is, not many truly know all the work that goes into this sacred and difficult calling. Written by Bethany Brewster

The Dangerous Divide Between Theology and Practicality

In many corners of the church today, there’s an unhelpful and unhealthy division between theology and practical ministry. This division is damaging to both the discipline of theology and the practice of ministry… Written by Ed Stetzer

How To Take the Bible to Heart

I realize now I’m a recovering rationalist when it comes to the Bible. In God’s great kindness, I was taken in by a vibrant campus ministry in my college years. It was a group that loved both robust theology and aggressive mission… Written by David Mathis

Adaptability: The Characteristic of Successful People

The key characteristic of the success of many people, whether in the church world or outside of it, is the ability to adapt to an ever-changing environment. Written by Deanna Kotrla

Prison Ministry Not a Priority for Most Protestant Pastors, Churches

Most Protestant pastors go to jail, at least for a visit, and want to help prisoners and their families. But their churches often lack the training or finances to run an effective prison ministry. Those are among the findings of a new phone survey… Written by Bob Smietana

Amplifying Evangelism—Why Preparation for Evangelism Is More Important than EvangelismTwo nights ago, as I was getting kids ready for bed, I received a phone call from a sweet woman who has been a victim of sexual exploitation for years, perhaps decades… Written by Laurie Nichols

3 Ways To Turn Your Attendees Into Volunteers

Every church leader is looking for ways to get more people out of their seats and into “the game.” Every non-profit organization wishes they had more volunteers showing up to help. Written by Tim Stevens

Did you see an article this week that you think should have made this list? Let us know!

 

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