The Gift of Pastor-Teacher

Created on September 19th, 2013

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Articles and resources to assist you in growing your top spiritual gifts as revealed by the Spiritual Gifts Inventory, based on the study, Serving from the Heart.

Listening & Caring Skills

Listening & Caring Skills

By John Savage
The secret to leadership and transformation of a group--or of another person--is the quality of the relationship one person has with another. The effective group leader or…
Compassion: A Healing Tool

Compassion: A Healing Tool

By Becca Stevens
We can have a compassionate ministry with a ready and loving heart when we remember our place and how we are called to love. There are a myriad of things that make it hard to be… read more
Opening Outward: A New Model of Christian Formation

Opening Outward: A New Model of Christian Formation

By Patricia Farris and Susan Henry-Crowe
The mission of the church is to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.” This directional mission statement, in use for quite some time by the… read more
Worship for Communities in Crisis

Worship for Communities in Crisis

By Matthew L. Kelley
Early one morning I was awakened at sunrise by someone pounding on my door. I was at the Methodist Seminary in San Jose, Costa Rica, on a mission trip, and I expected this day… read more
Grief is Ministry

Grief is Ministry

By Julie Yarbrough
When my husband, Leighton Farrell, was in ministry, I saw first-hand the power of spiritual leadership when he visited those who were sick and dying and later comforted those who… read more
The Pastor as Worship Leader

The Pastor as Worship Leader

By Barbara Day Miller
Knowing yourself, being able to imagine yourself as the leader is an important part of the preparation for the roles you will fill as the leader of worship. You may say… read more
Preaching for a Response

Preaching for a Response

By Jo Saxton
This is the fifth of Ministry Matters' new video series featuring well-known pastors and ministry leaders across America. Check back next week to see featured video of Martin… read more
Giving Counsel

Giving Counsel

By Donald Capps
For most ministers, pastoral counseling is a part of daily ministry, whether it is in an office counseling session or in a chance meeting with a parishioner outside the church…

Caring Pastors, Caring People

Caring Pastors, Caring People

By Marvin A. McMickle
With so many broken and hurting people in our congregations and in our communities, how is a church pastor supposed to address so many needs? This second volume in Judson Press's…
Listening for the Soul

Listening for the Soul

By Jean Stairs
This book explores the relationship between the practices of pastoral care and the practices of spiritual direction with the aim of enabling pastoral caregivers to draw upon the…
Family Concerns: When to Refer

Family Concerns: When to Refer

By Jessica Miller Kelley
Many seminarians in their introductory Pastoral Care class hear this cardinal rule for any counseling work they will do in their capacity as a congregational leader: Know when to… read more
Prophetic Preaching

Prophetic Preaching

By Leonora Tubbs Tisdale
Where have all the prophets gone? And why do preachers seem to shy away from prophetic witness? Astute preacher Leonora Tisdale considers these vexing questions while providing…
The Pastor as Spiritual Guide

The Pastor as Spiritual Guide

By Howard Rice
Howard Rice frames the work of the pastor in a new metaphor that renews both pastors and those they serve. The pastor as spiritual guide is one who finds his or her core identity…
Preaching on Sin

Preaching on Sin

By Jessica Miller Kelley
One Sunday in high school, my best friend took me to her Fundamental Baptist church. All I knew before going was that the denomination was more conservative than the SBC and that… read more