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Winter 1980: Power & Authority in the Church

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A View from the SteepleSubscriber Access Only

Perceptions of a small church pastor.

Dissecting Sense from NonsenseSubscriber Access Only

Insights from a layman.

From the EditorSubscriber Access Only

IDEAS THAT WORKSubscriber Access Only

How do you make a large church warm and personal? Donald Bubna has ten tips that work for him.

Leadership Forum: Power, Preaching & PrioritiesSubscriber Access Only

Authority. Power. They're seldom the same. In fact, like an iceberg, 7/8 of the danger and power lies submerged under the organizational chart.

Ministers of Minneapolis:Subscriber Access Only

Pastors’ Pay: Who Sets It and How?Subscriber Access Only

How can a fair, equitable salary for pastors be determined? Manfred Holck, Jr. gives some practical guidelines.


Warren Wiersbe shares insights that have guided his minsitry for over a quarter of a century.

Reflections of a Preacher’s KidSubscriber Access Only

You hear criticism about PKs resenting how they were raised and what it did to them. Tim Stafford looks at what his father did right.

The Local Church Who Works For Whom?Subscriber Access Only

What is the extent of the pastor's authority? Is he accountable to the member-volunteers or are they accountable to him?

The Ministry Can Be Hazardous to Your HealthSubscriber Access Only

God has not promised immunity to those who self-inflict physical and mental abuse for the sake of the kingdom.

The Ministry’s Gordian KnotSubscriber Access Only

Alexander the Great slashed through his Gordian knot; pastors don't have that option. To lead, the pastor must serv. How does he confront this paradox?

The Pastor & The BoardSubscriber Access Only

Discipleship is the mandate of the Great Commission. Where could a pastor more wisely begin to disciple than with his church board?

Tips, Trends & ResourcesSubscriber Access Only

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The Prodigal Daughter

The Prodigal Daughter

What I said when a pastor friend asked me to preach after his daughter strayed.
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