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

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B&H Publishing Group, 2010 - Religion - 313 pages
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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 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 isnŐt about having great big talent, but leaders whom have great big servant hearts."

John Hull, president/CEO, EQUIP

 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Responding to the Call of
12
The Motives of Ministry
53
Shouting the Worthiness of Jesus
65
The Overflow of Your Relationship with Jesus
74
Living Forever Grateful for His Appointment
84
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93
Loving People
154
Partnering with the Holy Spirit
211
Engaging with Encouragement
222
Confronting Sin
231
Balancing the Busyness
240
Being Content Instead of Being Competitive
248
The Methods of Ministry
257
Mentoring and Multiplying Disciples
271
Leading Small Groups
281

A Life without Compromise
163
Loyalty to the Truth
172
Living Up to Your Name
181
Keeping the Obedience Bar High
189
The Manner of Ministry
199
Biblically Balanced Preaching and Teaching
292
Creating a Culture of Accountability
301
Conclusion
310
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About the author (2010)

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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