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Summer 1980: Motivation & Energy

Volume 1

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In this Issue
Comments from the Editor
Problems from Readers
Motivation begins when goals and feelings are skillfully blended together.
The Pastor and his Humanity
In the long run, ministers would be more effective if they would discard the professional image of God's little brother, and just be their brother's brother.
Good News about the Religion Page
Although many people in the church can direct the church's publicity program, a religion column is the province of the pastor.
Power to Live
Talking About God or With God?
Many Christian leaders are embarrassed that heavy schedules squeeze out personal prayer, resulting in guilt, anxiety, and lack of power.
The Idea Behind Motivation
Motivation is like a superstructure that can quickly collapse unless it is built upon a strong base of vital ideas.
Burn-Out and Walk-Out
A rural oldtimer and a young bruised pastor tell what they think makes the difference.
Hurting Parents
Happy families are all alike: every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.
How I Motivated My Staff
Six Christian leaders share their ideas on developing motivated staff members.
A Candid Letter to Senior Pastors
With deep concern Norman Shawchuck asks, Are you a people shrinker?
Vernon Grounds shares five books that are helping him in ministry.
Don Bubna suggests some time-saving tips for Christian leaders.
At The Planning Retreat: Discussing First Things First
Howard Hendricks offers some practical suggestions for evaluating local church ministry.
From the Publisher
A Message from the Publisher: July 01, 1980
You Gotta Serve Somebody
You Gotta Serve Somebody
Modern psychology says you must to find yourself; the Scriptures say to give yourself away.