Contributed by Steve Smith on Apr 4, 2007
ILL: THE TRIANGLE OF MINISTRY
If you picture a triangle – at the top is Jesus because we know “He is the way, the truth and the life.” At the bottom of the triangle are the different members of the body that God has uniquely placed here.
In the middle is the Holy Spirit. (READ JOHN 14.26)
Contributed by Matthew Kratz on Mar 15, 2009
QUALIFICATIONS FOR MINISTRY
What qualifies someone for a task? There is a story of the testing of a candidate for missions work:
One snowy morning at 5:00 A.M., a missionary candidate rang the bell at a missionary examiner’s home. Ushered into the office, he sat three hours past his
And when we,
when people discover the power of the resurrection of Jesus,
this affects how we approach life, how we live.
Many of us have heard of Darren Beadman.
His is one of the celebrity jockeys, in one year the horses he rode earnt $9.6 million dollars.
In 1990 and 1996 he rode Melbourne
Contributed by Sermon Central on Jul 31, 2008
Nathaniel Colver was born on May 10, 1874 and lived in Champlain, New York; his family was one of thirteen families to reside there at the time. He was born into a Christian home and spent the vast majority of his youth learning to read from three books: The Bible, a Psalm
Contributed by Sermon Central on Jun 3, 2013
My dear friends, when life seems overwhelming, don't get busy; get help! Otherwise, you'll just wear yourself out and those around you.
That's what Bob Merritt, pastor of the Eagle Brook Church in Minnesota, was doing. In a recent issue of Leadership Journal he writes about
Contributed by Jun Tadena on Aug 25, 2006
Results of Tract Ministry
A man was giving out gospel tracts on a steamer. One gentleman whom he approached accepted a tract graciously but said, "I haven’t much faith in that kind of work." The Christian worker replied, "It was through a gospel tract given to me twenty years ago that I was
The ministry of Spiritual Gifts originates in the New Testament, commissioned by our Lord Jesus Christ. After He established His church on the earth and ascended to Heaven, Jesus sent the Holy Spirit to equip His church with power and spiritual gifts (Greek -- charismata) so that His disciples
Contributed by Rodelio Mallari on Apr 13, 2011
MINISTRY: A CHARACTER PROFESSION
Ministry is a character profession. To put it bluntly, you can sleep around and still be a good brain surgeon. You can cheat on your mate and have little trouble continuing to practice law. Apparently, it is no problem to stay in politics and plagiarize. You can
MINISTRY DURING BLACK PLAGUE
Many years ago, in Europe, there was a great plague that killed one third of the population. It was called the black plague. Tens of thousands were killed each and every month and the population was terrified by the thought of facing death in their families and
Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Mar 31, 2008
How to find volunteers for a ministry:
WHAT NOT TO DO:
1. Do not generally stand in front of your congregation and make a plea for help.
2. Never beg people to join your ministry.
3. Never invite someone to join your ministry team unless you’re confident in their abilities to fulfill the roles
Contributed by Tim Smith on Feb 26, 2012
OPEN TABLE MINISTRY
Open Table started with a chance encounter with a homeless man named Ernie who simply asked a youth group serving him a meal if he could come worship at their church. The adult youth workers were moved to agree to come the very next day to bring Ernie to their church service.
Contributed by Tim Smith on Oct 21, 2012
During his first year of seminary, Alan Hirsch led a small group of newly converted Christians that included “gays, lesbians, Goths, drug addicts, prostitutes, and some relatively ordinary people.” After graduating, he and his wife were called to go to South Melbourne Church of Christ in 1989 where
Contributed by Kayode Omotoso on Jul 7, 2014
There are God-given keys for success in ministry, employing science, philosophy or marketing principles is pure aberration.
1. Courage, strength of character and addiction to the word of God. Josh1:4-10.
2. Vision and patience. Hab2:2-3.
3. Willingness and selflessness. 1Pet5:1-4.
Contributed by Sermon Central on Jan 30, 2015
2009 Statistics Of Why Pastors Leave the Ministry by Fuller Institute, George Barna and Pastoral Care Inc, Focus On The Family.
1,500 pastors leave the ministry permanently each month in America.
4,000 new churches start each year in America.
7,000 churches close each year in America.
It is a story about the friends of Herman Ostry, who lived near Bruno, Nebraska, and what did for him. From what I was told, a number of years ago Herman purchased a piece of property and put up a barn. Thins went well until the nearby creek flooded and put the floor of Herman’s new barn under 29
Contributed by Keith Foskey on Apr 16, 2014
Paul Washer is a powerful preacher and evangelist. He once had a seminary student send him a message. He was afraid that he was too bad to enter the ministry. He sent him a message that simply said, "I think I am too wicked to be in the ministry." And Paul Washer wrote him back and said, "You are
Contributed by Sermon Central on Jan 6, 2006
Jim Montgomery, President of Dawn Ministries, observes "there is much evidence that evangelicals around the world are growing at rate of 6% to 7% per year. Even if we slowed to just 5%, the current 600 million evangelicals would become
Contributed by Sermon Central on Jan 18, 2006
Pastor’s Pay: A recent Christian Ministry Resources (survey finds: Protestant pastors’ pay packages average $73,000. Mega-church pastors earn an average of $108,000. Pastors of congregations with less than 100 members receive $32,500. Average salaries increased to $60,000 for churches with 100 to