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Ministry Nuts and Bolts: What They Don't Teach Pastors in Seminary
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Ministry Nuts and Bolts: What They Don't Teach Pastors in Seminary

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Kregel 1997

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Overview

Many seminary graduates envision ministry as ninety-five percent preaching and five percent for everything else: weddings, funerals, visitation, and board meetings. The pastor's preaching and teaching ministry is often viewed as the primary vehicle for discipleship and outreach. Most pastors, however, do not and cannot devote extensive time to preparation for preaching or teaching and find that their enthusiasm for ministry is sapped by a sense of confusion and frustration. A careful analysis of the primary areas of struggle for pastors reveals that pastoral training programs have neglected four foundational ministry concepts—values, mission, vision, and strategy. Pastors and congregations often fail to agree upon a set of core values that provide unity. A lack of direction indicates a corresponding lack of mission. And a church without either core values or mission will lack both a vision and a strategy to minister to the surrounding culture. As a church planter, pastor, and seminary professor, Aubrey Malphurs examines those four vital concepts and demonstrates how to implement them in local church ministry. Ministry Nuts and Bolts provides the pastor or parachurch leader with a step-by-step guide for developing the basics needed to lead a ministry into the twenty-first century. As the author observes, "The evangelical churches that God is blessing in north America have carefully thought through [values, mission, vision, and strategy]. Thus, it behooves the rest of the churches to learn from their examples and pursue the same if the future church is to have maximum impact for the savior in the third millennium.

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Key Features

  • A step-by-step guide for developing the basics needed to lead a ministry into the twenty-first century
  • Examines four vital concepts and demonstrates how to implement them in local church ministry
  • Completely interactive with your Logos library
  • All Scripture references appear on mouse-over

Praise for the Print Edition

If your church or organization is going through a mission or vision planning stage, I strongly encourage you to invest in this book. This book was written from pastor's view-point with the layperson in mind. I highly recommend Ministry Nuts and Bolts.

—Mike Hilger, Enrichment

Product Details

  • Title: Ministry Nuts and Bolts: What They Don't Teach Pastors in Seminary
  • Author: Aubrey Malphurs
  • Edition: 2nd
  • Publisher: Kregel Publications
  • Publication Date: 1997
  • Pages: 192

About Aubrey Malphurs

Aubrey Malphurs earned his Ph.D. and Th.M. from Dallas Theological Seminary, where he is also the chairman of the Field Education Department. He is president of the Vision Ministries International and has a passion for equipping a new generation of leaders for significant ministry in the twentieth-first century church. Dr. Malphurs is the author of numerous books in the areas of leadership, vision, and church ministry, including Ministry Nuts and Bolts: What They Don't Teach Pastors in Seminary, Doing Church: A Contemporary Handbook for Weddings and Funerals, Strategy 2000: Making Disciples for the Next Millennium, and Biblical Manhood and Womanhood.

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