Ministry Is . . .: How to Serve Jesus with Passion and Confidence

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What is ministry? Ministry is casting crowns at the feet of the Worthy One. It is the overflow of your relationship with Jesus. It is washing feet, loving people, making disciples, and more.

In dozens of brief yet powerful chapters, Ministry Is . . . presents an actionable Bible-based guide to serving God in the local church. The insights here from authors Dave Earley and Ben Gutierrez are perfect for those considering church ministry as a ...

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Overview

What is ministry? Ministry is casting crowns at the feet of the Worthy One. It is the overflow of your relationship with Jesus. It is washing feet, loving people, making disciples, and more.

In dozens of brief yet powerful chapters, Ministry Is . . . presents an actionable Bible-based guide to serving God in the local church. The insights here from authors Dave Earley and Ben Gutierrez are perfect for those considering church ministry as a vocation and applicable to anyone desiring to serve intentionally through the church.

With every entry, they stay laser focused on making the reader "a spiritual change agent, a difference maker, and impact player for Jesus Christ."

Endorsements

"This book is like a pastoral pep talk. It'll challenge the way you think and lead."

Mark Batterson, author, In a Pit with a Lion on a Snowy Day

"I can't think of two young men more qualified to write a best-selling book on the topic How to Serve Jesus with Passion and Confidence."

Elmer L. Towns, vice president, Liberty University

"The authors are in 'Game On!' mode in every chapter. They know that a great church isn'tabout having great big talent, but leaders whom have great big servant hearts."

John Hull, president/CEO, EQUIP

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781433670589
  • Publisher: B&H Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 8/1/2010
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 701,756
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Dave Earley has served as a church planter and sr. pastor for over twenty years. He currently is chairman of the Department of Pastoral Ministries and Church Expansion as well as director of both the Center for Ministry Training and Center for Church Planting at Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary in Lynchburg, Virginia.

Ben Gutierrez has served the Lord through the local church in a variety of positions. He currently is dean of Liberty University Online as well as chairman and professor of Pastoral Leadership at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Part 1 The Meaning of Ministry

1 Leaving a Trail of Dust 7

2 Getting Your Ears Pierced for Jesus 16

3 A Mission of Mercy 26

4 Giving Headaches to Hell 34

5 Joining the Jesus Discipleship Academy 42

Part 2 The Motives of Ministry

6 Loving the Bride of Christ 55

7 Shouting the Worthiness of Jesus 64

8 The Overflow of Your Relationship with Jesus 74

9 Living Forever Grateful for His Appointment 84

10 Taking Your Turn 93

Part 3 The Essentials of Ministry

11 Saying "Here Am I Send Me" 105

12 Responding to the Call of God 114

13 Living a Life of Payer 125

14 Maintaining an Eternal Perspective 135

15 Refusing to Coast 144

16 Loving People 154

17 A Life without Compromise 163

18 Loyalty to the Truth 172

19 Living Up to Your Name 181

20 Keeping the Obedience Bar High 189

Part 4 The Manner of Ministry

21 urning Your Hurts into Helps 201

22 Partnering with the Holy Spirit 211

23 Engaging with Encouragement 222

24 Confronting Sin 231

25 Balancing the Busyness 240

26 Being Content Instead of Being Competitive 248

Part 5 The Methods of Ministry

27 Praying for Those You Serve 259

28 Mentoring and Multiplying Disciples 271

29 Leading Small Groups 281

30 Biblically Balanced Preaching and Teaching 292

31 Creating a Culture of Accountability 301

Conclusion 310

Index 311

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