What is a Deacon? A Bible Study

by Dr. Michael L. Williams
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Many churches have deacons that serve faithfully as a part of the ministry. In some churches they assist the pastor or elders in a variety of ways. In others, nothing happens in the church unless the deacons have met about it, discussed it, voted on it, approved it, then told everyone, including the Pastor or […]

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What Does The Bible Say About The Duties Of A Pastor?

by Dr. Michael L. Williams
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If you ask church members to describe the duties of a pastor, be prepared to get a variety of answers. Sure, many people will say that the duty of a Pastor is to conduct the services and be there when we need them. Likewise, others will say that they do not know what the duties […]

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What are Five Important Qualifications Of A Pastor That A Search Committee Should Look For?

by Dr. Michael L. Williams
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Most local churches at one time or another have gone through the process of selecting a pastor. Whether it is the pastor who started the church or an established church that needs a new pastor, it is an intense time as everyone has their vision of what they want. However, the Bible does give us […]

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5 Ways To Welcome A New Pastor

by Daryl Evans
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I remember well the day that I started in ministry as a pastor at my first church.  It was both an exciting day and a daunting day.  We always are excited about starting any new endeavor in life and certainly being a pastor in a new town and in a new church is no exception.  […]

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Why A Pastor Is Called To Be Above Reproach

by Jack Wellman
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Why are pastors told to be above reproach?  Knowing that they too are sinners, isn’t this asking too much?  What does it mean to be “above reproach?” A Definition of Reproach A reproach is an expression of rebuke, disapproval, correction, criticizing, or open disciplining.  A pastor is supposed to be above reproach meaning that he […]

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Should Women Be Pastors or Elders of a Church? A Bible Study

by Jack Wellman
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What does the Bible say about women being ordained as pastors?  What about having women as elders of a church?  What does the Bible tell us? Biblical Qualifications for a Pastor This is one of the most controversial subjects in the church today.  Should women be pastors or is this relegated only to men?  What […]

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The Responsibility of Being a Teacher: A Biblical Perspective

by Robert Driskell
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Teaching and/or preaching the Word of God can be an extremely fulfilling ministry.  It is a much-needed service, especially in a day when the culture seems to be moving further away from God and His Word.  Many people actually feel that God has called them to teach and preach His Word as their life’s vocation.  […]

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How I Was Set Free In Prison

by Jack Wellman
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From disaster to pastor, this is the real life story – my own personal testimony – of how I came to saving faith in Jesus Christ.  I believe miracles still happen every day and the greatest miracle to me is that of human conversion Fractured Childhood I never knew my real father.  My mother had […]

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