Articles by Loren Seibold
An essential secret for effective ministry
How a pastor can be more effective in addressing heightened anxiety in the congregation.
Africa's Roots in God: The Knowledge of the Creator Embedded in the Indigenous African Culture (November 2009)
Sednak Yankson has traced astonishing connections between the Old Testament and the indigenous religious practices of West Africa.
Finding a place in the congregation
The poor you have always... at the church door.
The pastor's relationship to children
A colleague stopped by my office not long ago. We see one another seldom enough that we make the most of each opportunity for conversation. On this occasion, we got on to the subject of our families. He told me about his brother, a successful corporate executive. “When I’m with him,” he said, “I sometimes think I would have been better off doing something like he did. I wouldn’t be so frustrated now.”. . .
Is it possible for a church to grow in a small town where die people already know as much as they want to know about the church? How can you turn the small-town handicap into church growth?
Three reasons why rituals should be a part of church traditions and practices.
A look at the "hospital" church model.
When you accommodate your needs, you can make small-town small-church ministry a satisfying, growth-enhancing experience.
In a society that lauds the large-church pastor, you will read a tribute to small-church pastors who fulfill their duties with equal fidelity.
Understanding your congregation is critical in sermon preparation.
Must we restrict our freedom for the sake of others?
An illuminating view of the plusses of life and ministry in smaller congregations