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Improving Your Ministry Skills: December 2009

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Visitor Strategies Webinar

GARBC Resource Center is hosting a free webinar, “Visitor vogel-webinar.jpgStrategies: Welcoming and Following Up Church Visitors.” Jim Vogel, associate GARBC national representative, will be sharing pertinent information to help you connect effectively with newcomers. Register now for the webinar to take place Friday, Dec. 11, 10:00 a.m. Central Time.

Free Class for First-time Seminarians

A free class for first-time seminary students will be offered Jan. 5–8 at Baptist Bible Seminary, Clarks Summit, Penn. Seminary Dean Dr. Mike Stallard will teach the four-day course, “Spotlight on Issues in Theology: Spiritual Formation.” The course will highlight the current debate in the culture on the nature of spirituality and how to obtain it. The course is described as ideal for pastors, missionaries, and others engaged in full-time professional ministry. It will also be valuable to potential Master of Divinity students or others considering an advanced degree.

Jump-start Your Ministry

Baptist Bulletin Nov DecJim Vogel, GARBC associate national representative, offers practical ministry advice and outreach ideas in the Leader’s Digest column of each issue of the Baptist Bulletin. In the November/December Bulletin, Jim writes a tongue-in-cheek article on the benefits of not planning and then offers tips for planning, as well as three easy-to-facilitate Christmas outreach ideas. Help your people expand their vision of church ministry: place subscription money for the Baptist Bulletin in next year’s church budget or ask your people to pay for their own subscriptions. Group and whole church plans come with reduced subscription rates. E-mail Lynne Goemaat for details.

Media and Book Reviews Online

Baptist regularly offers book reviews for you to peruse. Recent reviews include a DVD, Parables of Jesus, and the books When Your Aging Parent Needs Care and Why We Love the Church.