Ministry Is . . . How to Serve Jesus with Passion and Confidence

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  • Copyright: 2010-08-01
  • Publisher: B&H Academic

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What is ministry? Ministry is casting crowns at the feet of the Worthy One. It is the overflow of your relationship with Jesus. It is washing feet, loving people, making disciples, and more. In dozens of brief yet powerful chapters,Ministry Is . . .presents an actionable Bible-based guide to serving God in the local church. The insights here from authors Dave Earley and Ben Gutierrez are perfect for those considering church ministry as a vocation and applicable to anyone desiring to serve intentionally through the church. With every entry, they stay laser focused on making the reader "a spiritual change agent, a difference maker, and impact player for Jesus Christ." Endorsements "This book is like a pastoral pep talk. It'll challenge the way you think and lead." Mark Batterson, author,In a Pit with a Lion on a Snowy Day "I can't think of two young men more qualified to write a best-selling book on the topic How to Serve Jesus with Passion and Confidence." Elmer L. Towns, vice president, Liberty University "The authors are in 'Game On!' mode in every chapter. They know that a great church isnOt about having great big talent, but leaders whom have great big servant hearts." John Hull, president/CEO, EQUIP

Author Biography

Dave Earley is chairman of the Department of Pastoral Ministries and Church Expansion as well as director of both the Center for Ministry Training and Center for Church Planting at Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary in Lynchburg, Virginia.

Ben Gutierrez is dean of Liberty University Online as well as chairman and professor of Pastoral Leadership at Liberty University.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 1
The Meaning of Ministry
Leaving a Trail of Dustp. 7
Getting Your Ears Pierced for Jesusp. 16
A Mission of Mercyp. 26
Giving Headaches to Hellp. 34
Joining the Jesus Discipleship Academyp. 42
The Motives of Ministry
Loving the Bride of Christp. 55
Shouting the Worthiness of Jesusp. 64
The Overflow of Your Relationship with Jesusp. 74
Living Forever Grateful for His Appointmentp. 84
Taking Your Turnp. 93
The Essentials of Ministry
Saying ôHere Am I Send Meöp. 105
Responding to the Call of Godp. 114
Living a Life of Payerp. 125
Maintaining an Eternal Perspectivep. 135
Refusing to Coastp. 144
Loving Peoplep. 154
A Life without Compromisep. 163
Loyalty to the Truthp. 172
Living Up to Your Namep. 181
Keeping the Obedience Bar Highp. 189
The Manner of Ministry
urning Your Hurts into Helpsp. 201
Partnering with the Holy Spiritp. 211
Engaging with Encouragementp. 222
Confronting Sinp. 231
Balancing the Busynessp. 240
Being Content Instead of Being Competitivep. 248
The Methods of Ministry
Praying for Those You Servep. 259
Mentoring and Multiplying Disciplesp. 271
Leading Small Groupsp. 281
Biblically Balanced Preaching and Teachingp. 292
Creating a Culture of Accountabilityp. 301
Conclusionp. 310
Indexp. 311
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