Stanley E. Patterson

Stanley E. Patterson, Ph.D., is vice president of pastoral ministries, Georgia-Cumberland Conference, Calhoun, Georgia.

Seven rules for pastoral interns

Starting right. Paul said, “I have fought a good fight; I have finished my course; I have kept the faith” (2 Tim. 4:7). Learn how to end your leadership right, by starting it right.

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Trends facing Adventist spiritual leaders

This article addresses the trend toward viewing the church in the context of the business model and the potential consequences of following that model.

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My Quest for Biblical Spirituality

A seminary professor recounts his journey of spiritual renewal.

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The pastor as proactive leader

Pastors often find themselves in the unenviable position of being pulled in one direction by their calling and professional training and in another by traditional expectations of the congregation. What should they do?

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Help! I'm Being Followed: What to Do When You've Been Called to Lead

Leadership in concept and practice lies in tension as we make the journey from the modern to postmodern period in both the secular and the religious realms.

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Leading without fear

A leader who leads in the primacy of the law of love assumes a role of serving.

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