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Summer : Ministry Foundations

Volume 36
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In this Issue

From The Editor

Gospel Infiltration
Gospel Infiltration
In ministry we have three primary means of bringing the gospel into the lives of others.

Features

Getting Good at Prayer Isn't the Point
Getting Good at Prayer Isn't the PointSubscriber Access Only
A pastor's primer on praying.
Token Appearance vs. Real Presence
Token Appearance vs. Real Presence
Are you here? Really here?
6 Things I've Learned Hanging Out with Addicts
6 Things I've Learned Hanging Out with AddictsSubscriber Access Only
Stepping out to the margins blew up my ministry.
The Word Made Fresh
The Word Made Fresh
Innovators are finding creative ways to get people engaged with Scripture.
Teach the Bloody Bible
Teach the Bloody Bible
Why teaching the strange and disturbing stories in Scripture is essential to outreach and spiritual growth.
Using Scripture Well in Pastoral Care
Using Scripture Well in Pastoral Care
When speaking truth one on one, you're not delivering a sermon.

Culture

Meet the 'Dones'
Meet the 'Dones'
Burned out on ministry and fed up with organized religion, these spiritual refugees present a challenge to the church.
Millennials and the Bible
Millennials and the BibleSubscriber Access Only
Christian millennials are into the Good Book but face skepticism from peers.
The Age of DisIncarnation
The Age of DisIncarnationSubscriber Access Only
Like Jesus, we must accept, even embrace, our embodied limitations.
The Marvel Universe as Modern Day Myth
The Marvel Universe as Modern Day MythSubscriber Access Only
And other items of interest from ministry and culture.

Practices

Beyond the Screens
Beyond the ScreensSubscriber Access Only
How can multisite churches convey pastoral presence?
3 Reasons We Stopped Doing Multisite Church
3 Reasons We Stopped Doing Multisite Church
It's hard to lead locally from a distance.
The Myth of Inevitable Growth
The Myth of Inevitable Growth
Not all healthy churches grow numerically—and that's okay.
Blessing of the Bikes
Blessing of the BikesSubscriber Access Only
And other innovative practices from around the ministry world.
My Preaching Prayer List
My Preaching Prayer ListSubscriber Access Only
Three things I ask God to do when I'm in the pulpit.
The Social Church
The Social ChurchSubscriber Access Only
Leadership Journal reviews

Soul

When HotChurch Came to Town
When HotChurch Came to TownSubscriber Access Only
It did something to me, especially on the inside.
In It for the Long Haul
In It for the Long HaulSubscriber Access Only
Forget metrics. The pastor's job is to find success when it's invisible.
Where the Air Smells Sweeter
Where the Air Smells SweeterSubscriber Access Only
Choosing the right leaders may have more to do with your nose than your brain.
False Stop
False StopSubscriber Access Only
Forced to resign, I thought my ministry was over. God had other plans.

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