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Leadership

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We Still Need Seminaries

In a rebuttal countering the argument that seminary education may not adequately train pastors for ministry, the dean of the School of Theology and Missions at Oral Roberts University stresses the important role they play in training the leaders of tomorrow.

Peter Wagner's critique of North American seminaries presented in his book Churchquake and in two Ministries Today articles ("What the Doctor Recommends," July/August 2000; and "Are Seminaries Making the Grade?" September/October 2000) can be summarized as follows: read more

Sacrilegious Offerings

Taking the offering should be a sacrament. But some have turned it into nothing more than a cheap gimmick. read more

Why You Should Preach About Finances

Some pastors avoid talking about money because they're afraid of turning people off. But are you shortchanging your flock if you don't teach on biblical principles of stewardship? read more

Why People Leave the Church

It is unavoidable--people will leave your church, sometimes for valid reasons, sometimes not. Here are the top five reasons people abandon the house of God, and how to handle it when it happens. read more

Can Women Lead the Church?

Gender bias runs deep in the church and has historically prevented women from fulfilling their leadership call. It's time to dispel the myths about the role of women. Let's open our eyes to what the Bible really says. read more

No Honor

How can ministers so easily break covenant with their congregations and with each other? read more

Are Seminaries Making the Grade?

Does the modern seminary provide adequate training for relevant ministry? Peter Wagner says it's time to change the way we prepare students for practical ministry. read more

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