S. Joseph Kidder

S. Joseph Kidder, DMin, is associate professor of Christian Ministry, Andrews University Theological Seminary, Berrrien Springs, Michigan, United States.

Book Review: Leading With Story

Through engaging stories, biblical insights, leadership research, field-tested methods, and practical models of effective leadership development, Leading With Story offers unique solutions that will inspire and challenge any who want to raise up or to be raised up as Christ-centered leaders in this story-centric generation.

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Celebration of diversity

Understand how unity does not tolerate diversity, unity requires it, otherwise it becomes uniformity.

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Finding God in Community

If you are not a part of community, you miss out on many ways God interacts with you.

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Divine appointments

Disappointments, frustrations, and interruptions are often God’s way of saying, “One of My children needs you just now.”

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Innovative evangelism part 2: An opportunity to be creative

Modeling Jesus’ technique for getting close to people requires prayer, imagination, and moving outside the box. Embrace these practical suggestions, and grow your church!

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The secret life of the pastor

The secret life of the pastor finds its foundation in unhurried time with Jesus.

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It is all about relationships: Practical pointers for positive pastoring

God is honored when the people are satisfied with the pastor and when the pastor has a positive attitude toward them.

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Innovative evangelism part 1: A new paradigm

They mattered in Jesus’ day; they matter today. Discover why paying attention to people is still the best evangelistic approach.

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From burned out to burning bright: Cures for eight causes of burnout

It happens to the best pastors. Take the journey from fatigue to freshness, one step at a time.

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The blessing of spiritual mentoring

Early New Testament leadership created a culture of mentoring in the church so that the next generation could learn from their example, experience, wisdom, and fortitude. This should also be done today, through intentional training and teaching.

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