What is the conference administrator's role? More specifically, how should he
relate to the churches and their pastors in the area in which he works? A pastor gives his perspective on the characteristics, attitudes, and skills that a conference administrator needs to bring out the best in those he leads.
How do you evaluate tine evangelistic outreach of your church in order to use it most effectively? The authors introduce their New Member Survey, showing what information it makes available and how that information may be used to target a particular kind of evangelism to the audience with which it is most effective.
Ultimately, Christianity is not just a philosophical or even a theological system. Being a Christian means something more than simply having a certain life style. To be a Christian, one must have a relationship with Jesus Christ. Pastors, who lead the church in thought and worship, need to mold their messages accordingly. But how can we preach Christ-centered sermons?
Recently MINISTRY editor J.R. Spongier talked with the three individuals leading out in the television components of the SDA Radio, TV, and Film Center: Charles D. Brooks, Breath of Life; Dan Matthews, Faith for Today; and George Vandeman, It Is Written. They discussed the scope of their present operations, their plans and dreams for the future, and a combined television offering that will be received in Adventist churches on February 11.
"O would this gift the good Lord give us: to see ourselves as others see us." (Apologies to Robert Burns!) Barbara Huff notes a number of areas we may check that relate to the impression we make on our visitors.
Where did Israel live while in Egypt? What did they produce while serving as slaves? Fulfilling his dreams, the author traveled through the part of Egypt most likely to have been the site of Israel's sojourn.
The author here begins a two-part study on typology, particularly relating it to the sanctuary, the Levitical system, and the book of Hebrews. In this first article he deals with such questions as Does typology provide a valid and serious way of understanding the Old Testament? Is sanctuary typology a
dualistic vertical typology or does it function in the same framework as the
rest of Old Testament typology?