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Fall 1983: Pastoral Transitions

Volume 4
Fall

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In this Issue
FROM THE EDITOR
The Pastor's Passages
The Wilderness of the Candidate
The dangers of stones and pinnacles en route to a pastorate.
Double-Digit Churches
The unique struggles and joys of pastoring a congregation of less than a hundred.
When the Pastor Gets Fired
What was once unthinkable is becoming more frequent. Why? And how can it be forestalled?
After the Fiasco: Restoring Fallen Christians
Those who fail are not condemned for life. The trouble is, they often think so.
IDEAS THAT WORK
Missionary mail that ministers
MY CHOICE OF BOOKS
Richard Foster reflects on the writers who stretched his thinking.
Ten Reasons Not to Resign
How one pastor kept himself from jumping ship.
Some Quiet Confessions about Quiet Time
A young pastor owns up to the realities of personal devotion, and explores for solutions.
TO ILLUSTRATE...
The Spiritual Life Check-up
Discovering spiritual illness must precede the cure.
What I Wish I'd Known about Single-Adult Ministry
A veteran shares what he's learned on the job with the churche's newest specialty group.
Confession of a Pulpit Committee
An inside look at the church's most clandestine operation -- the pastoral search.
PREACHING TO ORDINARY PEOPLE
Pastors don't preach to eager scholars, but to silent sufferers in every pew.
Shepards Who Have Stayed
Leadership Forum
The Ordination from Above
The Ordination from Above
Becoming a Reverend took one night; experiencing God's power took much longer.
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