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All articles & reviews tagged with ecclesiological-pastoral

Amen! A plea from the pulpit – John Woolley

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June 2007
Articles > Ecclesiological & Pastoral

Amen! A plea from the pulpit – John Woolley

AMEN!a plea from the pulpit A ministerial friend of mine shared with me recently his discouragement while leading public worship. He likened the worship service to a graveyard because of the deathly silence that followed his leading in public prayer. 'There was no audible response. There was no Amen from God's people', he lamented. Indeed,…

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Coping with diversity

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May 2007
Articles > Ecclesiological & Pastoral

Coping with diversity

Leeds Reformed Baptist Church (LRBC) has a thriving Persian-speakers fellowship (PSF) of between 60 and 70 men, women and children. The work began as a small 'home group' of 3 or 4 people in the late 1990s. Of the present number, 25 are members of LRBC and another 20 or so are in the…

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Providing for pastors

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April 2007
Articles > Ecclesiological & Pastoral

Providing for pastors

A recent survey of pastoral support conducted by the Grace Baptist Trust Corporation (see p.13) clearly suggests that, while many churches provide adequately for their pastors, this happy situation is not universal.I am not criticising those who cheerfully give all they can to support their church and its pastor - and who are served…

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Providing for pastors

Article

April 2007
Articles > Ecclesiological & Pastoral

Providing for pastors

A recent survey of pastoral support conducted by the Grace Baptist Trust Corporation (see p.13) clearly suggests that, while many churches provide adequately for their pastors, this happy situation is not universal.I am not criticising those who cheerfully give all they can to support their church and its pastor - and who are served…

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In praise of modesty

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January 2007
Articles > Ecclesiological & Pastoral

In praise of modesty

What values should children imbibe at school? I've noticed that for most people 'modesty' is absent from the list. It's an interesting omission, and one that should make us think about the nature of our society. In the first place, modesty is a very useful virtue when it comes to self-understanding. In seeking employment…

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Loving the imperfect church

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November 2006
Articles > Ecclesiological & Pastoral

Loving the imperfect church

Attending the local Evangelical church had been a revelation to Sal. Brought up in a one-parent home with an agnostic mother, and brothers who were self-confessed atheists, it had been a new world to her. What struck her first - before anything the preacher said - was the people's warmth. Unlike others she had…

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On site- witness in the workplace

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October 2006
Articles > Ecclesiological & Pastoral

On site- witness in the workplace

Witness for Christ in the workplace is one of the hardest things we face as Christians. We know we are called to be witnesses for our Lord wherever we are, yet we struggle with 'on site' witnessing.Somehow, whipping out a gospel tract at the office business meeting - or in the shed with the…

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