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Winter 2013: Callings

volume 34, Issue 1
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From The Editor

Why We Need Plumbers—and Pastors

Why We Need Plumbers—and PastorsSubscriber Access Only

It's essential to affirm all callings, even pastoral ones.

Theme

Radical Calling

Radical CallingSubscriber Access Only

David Platt on being a pastor and a prophet, at the same time.
Refocused Vocation

Refocused VocationSubscriber Access Only

Over the centuries, it's been distorted, but history also sharpens our view of every Christian's calling.
Call Me Maybe

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Creative new titles for pastors
Leading Distracted People

Leading Distracted PeopleSubscriber Access Only

5 ways to de-clutter ministry without losing impact.
Call Forwarding

Call ForwardingSubscriber Access Only

What it takes to call leaders for tomorrow's church today.
Uncommon Callings

Uncommon CallingsSubscriber Access Only

To reach a new generation, we must affirm no just God's general callings, but people's specific callings.
Have you ever questioned your calling?
panel

Have you ever questioned your calling?Subscriber Access Only

Five pastors respond.
Into the Smoke

Into the SmokeSubscriber Access Only

Sometimes it takes guts to practice pastoral grace.
Developing Future Leaders

Developing Future LeadersSubscriber Access Only

Seven principles for training the next generation of church leaders.
How do you identify and train leaders in your congregation?
panel

How do you identify and train leaders in your congregation?Subscriber Access Only

Five pastors respond.

PARSE

Words used well

Words used wellSubscriber Access Only

Your words have power.
Are women happy with church?

Are women happy with church?Subscriber Access Only

A new study finds most women are satisfied with their church.
Bienvenidos

BienvenidosSubscriber Access Only

Hispanic influence grows in faith and national life.

Commentary

Calling all Christians

Calling all ChristiansSubscriber Access Only

There are no second rate callings
It's Your Call

It's Your CallSubscriber Access Only

Questions to help discern where God's leading.

Toolkit

Recruiting Team Players

Recruiting Team PlayersSubscriber Access Only

5 questions to ask before adding new leaders
The Just Church by Jim Martin (Tyndale, 2012)

The Just Church by Jim Martin (Tyndale, 2012)Subscriber Access Only

A Leadership Journal review
The New Tent-Makers

The New Tent-MakersSubscriber Access Only

Two young pastors are finding fresh ways to combine pastoral ministry and entrepreneurial ventures.
Multiplying the message

Multiplying the messageSubscriber Access Only

A Leadership Journal review
The Force of Habit

The Force of HabitSubscriber Access Only

A Leadership Journal review
Finding Your Own Preaching Voice

Finding Your Own Preaching VoiceSubscriber Access Only

Lawrence E. Aker III discusses learning from mentors while discovering your own style.

Bonus Articles

The 2012 Leadership Book Awards

The 2012 Leadership Book AwardsSubscriber Access Only

We highly recommend these titles as you strive to develop your leadership gifts.
Anxiety Attack!

Anxiety Attack!Subscriber Access Only

What's a pastor do when he can't find the peace he's preached for years?
Check Your Vitals

Check Your VitalsSubscriber Access Only

Top 10 indicators of relationship health
Catching up with the Global Church

Catching up with the Global ChurchSubscriber Access Only

A veteran researcher describes the state of Christian faith around the world.
Fasting Together

Fasting TogetherSubscriber Access Only

Rediscovering the ancient discipline changed my life, and the life of my church.

Cartoons

Loving Enemies

Loving Enemies

Reasons for Seminary
No Personality

No Personality

Meeting Agenda

Meeting Agenda

Prayer Requests

Prayer Requests

Subtle Messages

Subtle Messages

Validation

Validation

Personal Sermons

Personal Sermons

Pastor Leaving

Pastor Leaving

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Finding Your Own Preaching Voice

Finding Your Own Preaching VoiceSubscriber Access Only

Lawrence E. Aker III discusses learning from mentors while discovering your own style.
Fasting Together

Fasting TogetherSubscriber Access Only

Rediscovering the ancient discipline changed my life, and the life of my church.
Bienvenidos

BienvenidosSubscriber Access Only

Hispanic influence grows in faith and national life.
Reader's Pick
Four Unexpected Benefits of a Small Church

Four Unexpected Benefits of a Small Church

You see empty pews. I see community.
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