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Willie E. Hucks II

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Articles by Willie E. Hucks II

2009: The year of evangelism (December 2008)

Two pastors share their hopes for this evangelistic initiative.

A Conversation with Adventist Church leaders in Europe (October 2011)

European people live in a society that has left Christianity behind—how do Christians witness in this atmosphere?

A conversation with Jamaican pastors (November 2008)

Multichurch district pastors in Jamaica explain how they handle different ministry challenges.

A conversation with the directors of the Biblical Research Institute (October 2006)

A look into the ministry of the BRI for the Seventh-day Adventist Church.

A lesson in preaching from a 12-year-old (July 2014)

Had she punched me in the stomach, her exclamation could not have hurt me more.

A letter to student pastors (August 2017)

Practical pointers for pastors.

A lifelong dedication to the call (May 2008)

Three outstanding ministers in the Adventist Church share their thoughts on various ministry-related themes.

A ministry of compassion to the HIV/AIDS community (October 2007)

Ministry interviews a physician who, along with his wife, has been on the front line in the battle against the AIDS epidemic.

A specialty to be coveted? (August 2006)

Pastoring of multichurch districts poses many challenges-not just territorial and logistical. How do pastors do it? Where do they turn for counsel and encouragement?

Affirming the Women in the Church: The Role of Women’s Ministry (October 2013)

Read why two pastors’ wives became involved in Women’s Ministry.

An interview with church leaders in southern Asia (October 2010)

The leaders of the Adventist Church in south Asia share their vision for the region and discuss the challenges and opportunities throughout the area.

An interview with the General Conference Youth Department (September 2007)

To celebrate one hundred years of ministry to youth, the youth leadership of the General Conference refl ects upon what has been done and what remains to be accomplished.

Appreciating my fellow clergy (October 2014)

As you reflect on ministers who have impacted you, whether in the past or present, take the time to let them know how much you appreciate what they’ve done for you.

Authorities, anxieties, approval, and appreciation (February 2007)

"When you think about the word judgment, what thoughts come to mind?" I asked my Christian Beliefs class. As a rule, the answer would be negative. Occasionally, however, a brave voice would state the opposite. My goal in broaching the subject was to emphasize the truth that judgment, whether divine or human, when correctly conducted, is the best thing that could happen.

Back Surgery and Balance (January 2016)

God has created us as wholistic beings--a wonderful blend of spiritual, mental, social, emotional, and physical.

Being good stewards of the church's assets: Ministry editors dialogue with the directors of Adventist Risk Management (February 2008)

You might not think that an agency associated with insuring church properties is involved in sharing the gospel. But it is.

Beyond the usual pastoral duties: An interview with David and Freda Charles (July/August 2010)

Pastor and Mrs. Charles have a special ministry: providing foster care for children with special needs. Why are they doing it? Nikolaus Satelmajer & Willie E. Hucks

Calling all men! (February 2008)

In countless numbers of churches, wives attend without their husbands and children attend without their fathers.

What challenges are you facing? (April 2009)

If you are reading this issue and are going through your own personal "storm," I pray that you will experience the full strength and support that the Comforter, the Holy Spirit, stands ready to give to you.

Confessions of a struggling Sabbath keeper (January 2015)

The Sabbath is not about me. It’s about God.

Defending Basic Rights: A Conversation with Public Affairs and Religious Liberty Leaders (March 2014)

As a result of this interview, you will gain a deeper understanding of the work and involvement of these leaders in the religious liberty and public affairs in our world.

Evangelism--The heartbeat of the church: An interview with Mark Finley (June 2008)

"Preaching each evening in an evangelistic meeting is spiritually exhilarating," states the speaker for the upcoming Discoveries '08 series. Such passion all preachers should possess.

Faithful to the end (July/August 2015)

In this double issue, we focus on the important themes of the second coming of Jesus and mission.

Father Abraham: The worship leader (April 2016)

We must always remember that worship is not about the preacher, musicians, or children’s storyteller.

Follow the Bible: a journey to spiritual renewal (January 2009)

How many people in your congregation read the Bible regularly? What about your denomination? You might be surprised at the low ratio. "Follow the Bible" is an initiative launched by the Seventh-day Adventist Church, but we believe that all denominations would benefit by designing their own programs to encourage greater reading of the Word of God.

From dissapointment to delight (October 2015)

Our journey through their story can be found in Luke 24.

General practice pastors: the foundation of ministry (April 2007)

There always will be the solo pastor to conduct the bulk of the church's business. Such pastors must be competent in several areas of church ministry.

Interview with General Conference President Ted Wilson (January 2011)

I hope that in five years we are in heaven. I really hope that will be a reality. I certainly believe that the world is fast coming to that climactic event of Jesus’ imminent return. Until that time, we are to work in a dynamic way, through the power of the Holy Spirit, so that the Lord will use the church—and I believe this is God’s remnant church with a unique message and a unique opportunity— to share the three angels’ messages of Revelation 14. That is our mandate.

Interview with Planned Giving & Trust Services (February 2010)

Discussing what happens to family and assets after a person dies is not a favorite topic. But that discussion must take place.

Interview with the General Conference Auditing Service (March 2010)

A discussion with those who ensure the financial integrity of the church and its entities.

Joys of service challenges of growth: a review of the Adventist Church in Africa (October 2007)

Church leaders and academicians from Africa ponder the present and future of ministry on their continent.

Laughter from the lectern: making theology fun (March 2006)

Theology can be dry and boring, or maybe you'll smile. Which would you prefer?

Many avenues, one destination (June 2009)

The focus of Hope Channel involves spreading the message of Jesus Christ, but it's not the technology that's important-it's the message.

Marriage: An earthly microcosm of heaven (July 2012)

A successful marriage is not composed of just two individuals (certainly not male and male or female and female); rather marriage includes three individuals: the man, the woman, and God.

Ministering in the wake of disaster (December 2007)

It's not a matter whether disaster will strike, but when. What resources are at the pastor's disposal to assist in meeting such a crisis in the community?

Pastoral Support: An Interview with Bob Peach (June 2013)

Read about a program that provides counseling and support services for Christian leaders—The Ministry Care Line.

(Ministry Magazine Editor's Blog)

Leaders, especially in government, often make decisions in light of what their constituents will think of them after they no longer serve in their elected capacities. Long before their final days in office, they have a vision of how they wish to be perceived.

Preaching the Second Coming (July/August 2015)

Those who attend our churches need to be reminded that Jesus is coming again and that His coming is both sure and imminent.

Reaching the world one person at a time: An interview with the leaders of Adventist World Radio (January 2008)

In a world in which millions do not have televisions, radio continues to be an indispensable method of sharing the love of God with others.

Remembering and learning from our past: An interview with Archives, Statistics, and Research (ASTR) (April 2013)

David Trim, Rowena Moore, and Benjamin Baker answer questions about what they call “a three-legged stool—archives, statistics, and research” that represents a department at the General Conference headquarters.

Respecting the Women in our Churches and Communities (October 2013)

The example that we establish goes a long way in setting the tone for gender relations in our churches.

Revive Us Again (January 2011)

On Spiritual revival

Running on empty (August 2009)

As a car can still look good, although the fuel tank is empty, so also can we as ministers still look good to others when our souls are empty. But we are spiritually ineffective.

Saying Thank you to your congregational team members (March 2010)

Ten ways pastors can express appreciation to the church members who lighten their load.

Searching the Scriptures, serving the church: The mission and ministry of the Biblical Research Institute (June 2014)

The editors of Ministry interview the theologians of the Biblical Research Institute.
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