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The growing minister, his opportunities and obstacles.

Author: Andrew Watterson Blackwood
Publisher: New York, Abingdon Press, [1960]
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew Watterson Blackwood
OCLC Number: 1512687
Description: 192 pages 23 cm
Contents: Part 1: opportunities to grow --
1. Ministerial ideals --
The highest work in the world --
The hardest work on earth --
The holiest mission among men --
The happiest life here below --
2. Personality power --
Power in the pulpit --
Power in public worship --
Power as a pastor --
Power beyond the community --
3. Devotional reading --
Using the book method --
Looking for God in His Word --
4. Intercessory prayer --
Habits of private prayer --
Resourcefulness in prayer --
Prayer at other times --
5. Intellectual labor --
Labor in the pastor's study --
Labor with scholarly books --
Labor to keep educated --
6. Pastoral activity --
Pastoral counseling --
Pastoral calling --
Sick visitation --
Personal evangelism --
Pastoral nurture --
7. Church leadership --
Growth through responsibility --
Spirituality through work --
Blessing through drudgery --
Blessedness through sharing --
8. Bodily discipline --
The holiness of the body --
The dedication of the body --
The care of a man's body --
The discipline of life --
9. Personal contacts --
Contacts with many persons --
Contacts in the first charge --
Contact with a pastor's pastor --
Contacts with various churchmen --
Part 2: obstacles to growth --
10. Ministerial sins --
Ministerial sins that seem common --
Ministerial sins that seem less common --
11. Personal anxieties --
Cause of anxiety --
Escape from anxiety --
12. Outer distractions --
How ministers have been distracted --
How to keep from feeling distracted --
13. Pastoral cowardice --
Courage to decide --
Courage to be different --
Courage to decline --
Courage to delegate --
14. Continuous tension --
Tension in the light of psychology --
Tension in the light of religion --
Tension in glad retrospect --
15. Chronic immaturity --
Years full of promise (25-40) --
A period of transition (40-55) --
A time of fruition (55-70) --
Days of retirement (70-85) --
16. Inadequate planning --
Division of labor --
Plans in midsummer --
Lack of a working plan --
A way out of the maze --
17. Insufficient trust --
Lack of trust in God's providence --
Lack of trust in God's people --
Lack of trust in God's pastor.

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