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Pastoral Ministry and Suicide

Phil Steiger

Pastors are not immune from suicidal thoughts, and neither are those under their care. How should a pastor shepherd individuals in the church who struggle with the debilitating effects ofsuicidal ideation?

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Being Completely Pro-Life in the Church

Dr. Douglas Groothuis

The church in America is at a point where we can no longer sit back and allow culture to creep into our congregations unhindered. If we are to be completely pro-life in the church, it means we need to take up the Gospel and share the love of Christ to those apathetic towards abortion and infanticide.

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Overcoming Criticism

Daniel Anderson

Criticism has a way of shaping our character as pastors and leaders. Whether it’s in the form of a loving word from a family member or a harsh word from someone in the congregation, criticism can inhibit growth in even the most persistent of us.

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Discipleship in an Age of Comfort

Eric Smith

Pastors and church leaders have the responsibility of cutting through the noise and really preaching the Gospel to their congregations. With so much confusion, and the fact we live in a post-truth world, how does the church elevate the message of the Bible over that of the culture?

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A Tale of Two Questions

MT Wilson

Author M.T. Wilson seeks to help men recover the art of confession. In giving men permission to work through our fears, he walks alongside of those struggling with sexual integrity in a way that is helpful and practical. 

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Adding Humor To Your Sermons

Ted Cunningham

Humor can be an integral part of a Sunday morning service. How can pastors use humor wisely to reach out to a congregation? Pastor Ted Cunningham shares with us how he has injected bits of humor into his speaking and preaching. 

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Apologetics in the Local Church

Dr. Douglas Groothuis

The local church is the first line of defense when it comes to training believers how to think about the cultural moment in which we live. How does a pastor or church leader challenge the assumptions that are being made by the skeptic and atheist alike? Professor and author, Douglas Groothuis helps us to think through the tough issues, as he has done for the past 40 years of ministry engaging in philosophy and apologetics-related discussions.

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The Small Church's Biggest Need, Biggest Blessing, and Biggest Opportunity

Karl Vaters

With an average attendance of less than one hundred, the local church has some challenges ahead. Pastor and Author Karl Vaters helps pastors and church leaders think through the needs, blessings, and opportunities the church faces in 2019. 

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