Skip Bell

Skip Bell, D. Min., is professor of church leadership and administration, as well as director of the Doctor of Ministry program, Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary, Andrews University, Berrien Springs, Michigan, United States.

The Pastor: Forming a Shared Vocational Vision

Read these seven elements that illustrate themes of a biblical vision of pastoral ministry noted in Paul’s letter to Timothy.

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Christ in the Arts

Relational evangelism for a “now” generation. . . . Read what can happen when a church in the city embraces its millennials, artists, and intellectually curious.

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Martina’s choice—and the church that helped her make it

Read an example of how your church can help save lives in its community.

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Serving Christ in the city

Disciple making in an urban center requires connecting with people, engaging with the culture, serving sacrificially, living faith publicly, and challenging reasoning.

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The last generation: How the Advent hope defines us

The author asks, “Could Jesus return today?” and hopes to be among the last generation when Jesus returns!

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Different from us: A Pastoral Reflection on Cultural Conflict

How do we, as ministers of the gospel, respond to the questions voiced in our society?

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Theology in Parish Life

How is interpretive theology attained in parish life?

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The motivation factor: Why people do what they do

To understand motivation, the author recommends beginning with a scriptural starting point.

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Missional church: What it can do for church growth

Deep roots in Jesus will bring a greater impact for church growth.

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Let the Church Grow!

Skip Bell has identified four congregational patterns that inhibit growth. Perhaps your church has "koinonitis." Or maybe the members are worried about pioneer land rights. No matter what the problem, patterns can be changed, and your church can begin to grow again.

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