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The Little Book of Things You Should Know About Ministry

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There are some astonishing gaps in the information with which church leaders are expected to guide their congregation. Some things are never said that would be of great usefulness if brought to the fore, discussed honestly and learnt from. How much pain, heartaches and mistakes would be prevented if the topics in this book were explored.These short and thought provoking chapters will enable you to think through the issues involved in leading a congregation in your own context and enable you to serve your flock ...
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Overview

There are some astonishing gaps in the information with which church leaders are expected to guide their congregation. Some things are never said that would be of great usefulness if brought to the fore, discussed honestly and learnt from. How much pain, heartaches and mistakes would be prevented if the topics in this book were explored.These short and thought provoking chapters will enable you to think through the issues involved in leading a congregation in your own context and enable you to serve your flock with greater success.
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'Reid Ferguson clearly knows ministry inside out, he knows people with all their fears and foibles but more importantly he knows God. I have no doubt that this book will help to raise the bar...' ~ David Meredith (Chairman of Affinity and Minister of Smithton Free Church of Scotland, Inverness)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781857927863
  • Publisher: Christian Focus Publications
  • Publication date: 9/21/2002
  • Pages: 144
  • Product dimensions: 4.30 (w) x 6.90 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Rev. Reid A. Ferguson is the Senior Pastor and primary Preaching-Teaching Elder at Evangelical Church of Fairport, New York. He blogs at responsivereiding.com.
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Table of Contents

Foreword 7
Preface 13
1 The Seductive Power of Novelty 17
2 Special Interest Groups 25
3 The Complexion of Worship 41
4 Inappropriate Devotion 47
5 Mistaken Notions of Service 51
6 Secret Travail 55
7 Giving Versus Investing 61
8 Your Suffering Wife 65
9 The Exclusivity of Christ's Bride 75
10 Style Versus Substance 81
11 Never Stop Learning 87
12 Avoiding Controversy 93
13 Sleep 99
14 The Flagging Flock 103
15 Ministry is Not About You 109
16 The Superintendent of the Church 113
17 God's Seasons 117
18 Laugh 125
19 Spiritual Temperatures 131
20 Leading is Going 135
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