The Pastor's Guide to Effective Ministry
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PASTOR You've been trained to preach and to teach and to do outreach. How's it going now that you're in the trenches? How are you doing professionally? Do you still have the big picture of your call and your vision in view? Are you finding time and resources to nurture your congregation? Are you controlling the administration of your church, or is it controlling you? How are you doing personally? Is your family life in shape? Are you taking care of yourself physically and emotionally? Are your personal finances in order? Larry Burkett, Dallas Willard, William Willimon, Dale Galloway and other well-known church leaders provide solid advice for your personal and professional development. Keep The Pastor's Guide to Effective Ministry on top of your desk as you face the day-to-day challenges of ministry.
William H. Willimon is Presiding Bishop of the Birmingham Area of The United Methodist Church. Prior to his current position he served for twenty years as Professor of Christian Ministry and Dean of Duke University Chapel. He is the author of fifty books and over a million copies of his books have been sold including Sighing for Eden: Sin, Evil, and the Christian Faith, Thank God It's Friday, Conversations with Barth on Preaching, Proclamation and Theology, Sinning Like a Christian, Pastor: The Theology and Practice of Ordained Ministry and Proclamation And Theology: Horizons in Theology Series (Horizons in Theology)His articles have appeared in many publications including The Christian Ministry, Quarterly Review, Liturgy, Worship, and Christianity Today. His Pulpit Resource is used each week by over eight thousand pastors in the U.S.A., Canada, and Australia. He was selected in a Baylor University survey as one of the "Twelve Most Effective Preachers in the English-Speaking World."
DARIUS L. SALTER is senior pastor at Richardson, Texas, Church of the Nazarene. His previous positions include professor and chairman of Pastoral Studies at Western Evangelical Seminary, director of the Doctor of Ministry Program at Nazarene Theological Seminary, and Executive Director of the Christian Holiness Association. He is also the founder of Redemptive Lift, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the welfare of those who live in the urban core of Kansas City. He earned a Master of Divinity degree from Asbury Theological Seminary and a Ph. D. in Psychology and Religion from Dr
Galloway is founder of New Hope Community Church in Portland, Oregon and serves as dean of the Beeson Institute for Advanced Church Leadership. He is a graduate of Nazarene Theological Seminary and recieved a D.D. from Western Evangelical Seminary.
Larry Burkett was the founder and president of Christian Financial Concepts, a non-profit organization dedicated to teaching Biblical principles of money management. He was the author of over seventy books, including The Coming Economic Earthquake, Your Finances in Changing Times, The Financial Planning Workbook, Investing for the Future, Financial Parenting, and Business by the Book, with totals in excess of 11 million. Larry's ministry also included a monthly Christian newsletter and four worldwide radio broadcasts, Money Matters, How to Manage Your Money, Money Watch, and A Money Minute, Larry died in 2003.
Mike Slaughter, lead pastor at Ginghamsburg Church, is the three-decade dreamer of Ginghamsburg Church and spiritual entrepreneur of ministry marketplace innovations. His life-long passion to reach the lost and set the oppressed free has made him a tireless and leading advocate for the displaced children, womenand men of Darfur, Sudan, named by the U.N. as the worst humanitarian crisis in the world today. Under Mike s leadership, Ginghamsburg Church has become known as an early innovator of small group ministry, the Church media reformation and cyberministry, with the Ginghamsburg website aver
Dr. Wayne Schmidt is vice president of Wesley Seminary at Indiana Wesleyan University in Marion, Ind. Prior to that, he served more than 25 years as senior pastor of Kentwood Community Church in Kentwood, Mich., which grew to more than 2600 average weekend attenders. He is the author of several books, including Soul Management and Power Plays.
Dallas Willard (Ph.D., University of Wisconsin) is a Professor in the School of Philosophy at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. He has taught at USC since 1965, where he was Director of the School of Philosophy from 1982-1985. His philosophical publications are mainly in the areas of epistemology, the philosophy of mind and of logic, and on the philosophy of Edmund Husserl, including extensive translations of Husserl's early writings from German into English.
He also lectures and writes award winning books on Christian Spirituality. His book Renovation of the Heart received Christianity Today's 2003 Book Award in the category of Spirituality. The Divine Conspiracy was selected Christianity Today's "Book of the Year" for 1999.
His other publications include The Spirit of the Disciplines; Hearing God; The Great Omission; Renovation of the Heart in Daily Practice and most recently Knowing Christ Today: Why We Can Trust Spiritual Knowledge and Personal Religion, Public Reality?.
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London is vice president of ministry outreach / pastoral ministries at Focus on the Family in Colorado Springs.
Neil B. Wiseman serves churches as a consultant and preacher. He was a professor of pastoral development at Nazarene Bible College in Colorado Springs, Colorado, for 15 years. He also served 20 years in the pastorate. Hometown: Overland Park, Kansas.