Pastoral Ministry in the 21st Century

Pastoral Ministry in the 21st Century

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More than 600 ideas! Jumpstart your sermons, master your preaching, energize church worship, and find time to get away with the family, . . . okay, maybe not all in one breath. But, you'll discover inspiration and perspective in this collection of top techniques and activities to help you encourage community, refuel your ministry--and minister to yourself as well. Book includes time-saving, reproducible masters for baby dedications, funerals, weddings, visitor response, certificate of appreciation, sermon logs and more! # Organization includes eight sections: Sermon Sparks: Sermon jump-starts, illustrations, stories, movie clip ideas, and interactive object lessons # Preaching Techniques: Ways to use media and technology, organize old sermons and illustrations, and creatively prepare new sermons # Revitalize Church Worship: Ideas for informal worship, introducing new songs to your congregation, interactive prayer, creative sermon closings, and revitalizing your worship space # Worship Service Jump-Starts: Twenty ready-made services that focus on acts of service, honoring those in your congregation, and times of reflection and inspiration # Recharge Your Personal and Family Life: Self-directed retreats, creative ways to spend time with your spouse, getaways with your family, and quick spiritual boosters # Congregational Care: Tips for hospital visits, weddings, funerals, baby dedications, encouraging church members, and welcoming new people into fellowship # Develop Your Leaders and Volunteers: Lead effective meetings, try some adaptable meeting agendas, and strengthen your volunteers and staff # Community Service and Outreach: Motivate church members to join a local service project, take part in outreach, and support world missions and missionaries Bonus: Cross-reference notes link relating ideas!The accessible and easy-to-understand contemporary poetry of individuals such as Anne Sexton, Ted Hughes, Sylvia ... Sometimes called aquot;readera#39;s theatre, aquot; these readings can include plays (not acted out, but read) or responsive readings .

Title:Pastoral Ministry in the 21st Century
Author:Group Publishing
Publisher:Group - 2006


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