Category: Ministry Life

Ministry Life

On the Call to Ministry

Throughout the long history the Church, her Lord has consistently called, equipped, gifted, and established in her midst those men who He appoints as shepherds to lead and feed His flock. The imagery associated with this process involves the use of shepherding terms. And that metaphor had significant and robust meaning for a first-century believer.…

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Life in Our WorldMinistry Life

The Embassy Is Still Open

Postmodern thinking surrounds us. And it has incredible potential to sway us as we swim about in its waters. While the dangers are many and the temptation to accommodate or assimilate is great, the gravest danger presented by the postmodern worldview is a radically altered view of truth. Postmodernism at its heart is a foundational rejection,…

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Ministry Life

The Requirement for Ministry

To engage in ministry, what is required of us? Many students I know here at Bob Jones University are starting camp ministry this week, ministering to and counseling young people about their spiritual walk. Others I know have already left or will soon depart for an overseas ministry trip to minister the Gospel to those…

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Ministry Life

What’s the Church’s Mission?

Churches today expend great amounts of energy pursuing success. However, not everyone agrees on what success in the church looks like. Multitudes of books have been written in an attempt to help pastors define a successful church. But there are almost as many ideas as to what success looks like as there are books on…

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Life in Our WorldMinistry Life

Confronting Our Culture

"A cunning Canaanite! Deceitful scales are in his hand; He loves to oppress.” –Hosea 12:7 Like ancient Israel in Hosea’s day, the modern church has become enamored with and enslaved by her surrounding culture. So much so that the church looks, thinks, and acts more like the world she was called to reach than the…

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