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Improving Your Ministry Skills: January 2009

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Church Assistance Available

As a service to churches in the GARBC, the Association provides ministry consultation to pastors and churches.  Dr. Jim Vogel is available to assist with

  •  pastoral Search
  • general pastoral counsel
  • strategic planning
  • outreach strategies
  • financial organization
  • pastor/deacon relationships
  • facility evaluation and enhancement
  • leadership development
  • revitalization strategies
  • assimilation programs

Contact Jim Vogel , associate national representative, 847.843.1600 ext 855. The consultation is free-0f-charge but the Association does ask churches  to reimburse expenses for travel to on-site consults.

Dr. Pickering’s Books as Downloads

The Baptist Bulletin has out-of-print books by Ernest Pickering available as free downloads. Glean the wisdom and knowledge from this former pastor and ministry leader, who is now with the Lord.

Speak to Important Issues-Write!

The Baptist Bulletin wants to identify and encourage young writers who speak to important issues of our day—writers who will honor Scripture while offering practical solutions for our network of churches. So if you are age 40 or younger (see essay conference PDF ), write an essay of 2000 words or less and submit it to

First prize is $500, with the winner’s article to be published as a cover story in the Baptist Bulletin. Second prizes are $100 (there may be several), with the winning articles posted at BaptistBulletin.

Synergy: Ministry Helps for You

The winter issue of Synergy is now available for your reading. Refresh your ministry savvy through Synergy!