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Assignment Service Sermon: Alone with the LORD
Professor Tiefel preached this sermon for the 2012 Assignment Service. He encourages the candidates for ministry with Psalm 73 and how the Lord will never leave them. Ministry brings bright days, sad days, and busy days, ...
On the Establishment and Preservation of the Public Ministry
Stoeckhardt reiterates the fact that all Christians are given the duty to carry out the Great Commission, though it is our practice to single out those with special gifts to do so full-time. He encourages congregations to ...
Treasures in Jars of Clay: The Synergy Between the Instrumental and Ministerial Causes in God's Plan of Salvation
Hein explains, “The purpose of this paper is to examine the synergy that exists between God’s instrumental cause of salvation (the Gospel) and his ministerial cause of salvation (you and me). First, we will define what we ...
Doctrinal Brief: Part-Time Pastors
Dr. Brug discusses part-time pastoral calls, specifically retirement calls and tent ministries. While recognizing that some congregations may have good reasons for being unable to support a full-time pastor, this should ...