Caring for the Caregivers

Caring for the Caregivers

When Minner Labrador Jr., D.Min., Vice President for Church Ministries and Ministerial Director at the Southwestern Union, realized that Hurricane Harvey, a storm of unprecedented magnitude, was a day away from making landfall in Texas, he knew he needed a plan to care for the caregivers—the pastors and teachers who would look to the needs of others above their own needs.  

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Why Should a Pastor Attend the Summit on Abuse?

Why Should a Pastor Attend the Summit on Abuse?

On Monday, September 11, 2017, pastors are invited to attend the Pastors’ Summit on Abuse from noon to 4:30 eastern daylight time. Today I talked with several leaders at the North American Division to find out why they believe it is so important that pastors attend this event.

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Church and School:

Enemies? Or Partners?

Church and School: <h2>Enemies? Or Partners?</h2>

The closing of many Adventist schools over the last few years highlights the observation that Churches and Schools seem to be competing for a seemingly dwindling pool of resources. Is it possible to combine resources toward a single mission? The newly released special edition of CALLED magazine answers these questions as it focuses on the relationship between pastors and schools. CALLED can be viewed on your smartphone or tablet and can be downloaded on either the ios or googleplay platforms. You can even download a PDF version.

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Matching Gifts with Mission

Matching Gifts with Mission

Are people placed in ministry positions just to fill empty slots? Or does your congregation’s ministry selection process match gifts with mission? The newly released special edition of CALLED magazine answers those questions in its focus on equipping members for service.

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INTERNSHIP: FOUNDATIONAL IN PASTORAL MINISTRY pt. 2

INTERNSHIP: FOUNDATIONAL IN PASTORAL MINISTRY pt. 2

Helping interns navigate through the complexity of ministry in the twenty-first century is essential to their resilience. It is during internship pastors learn the best ministerial practices, how to apply theology, understand emotional and cultural intelligence, and develop leadership qualities.

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Caring For Pastors

Caring For Pastors

Understanding the complex role of contemporary pastors gives insight into the necessity for spiritual connection, emotional care, and physical awareness. This is essential and important to life balance in the professional journey of Adventist pastors.

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