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Ministry Magazine Podcast

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The Ministry® Magazine podcast provides practical, theologically deep, and inspirational content to support your ministry.

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One subject will swallow up all others — Ty Gibson

March 29th, 2023


What is the one thing Adventist ministers can do that will massively increase their effectiveness?
Master the subject of righteousness by faith and incorporate it into all messages and practices of the life of the local …

Rest and righteousness: Grace a lot or grace alone — Elizabeth Viera Talbot

March 17th, 2023


Learn how to understand the Sabbath as the sign of righteousness by grace through faith and the rest our souls experience in Christ's accomplished …

Tears of joy as missionary hails Mongolian milestone — Andrew McChesney

March 13th, 2023


Read and learn about the struggles, journey, and victories won in Mongolia!

Empowering young adults in mission - What leaders can do — Dustin Serns

March 7th, 2023


Empowering young adults in the church through connecting with them, creating community environments, and through investing in young leaders.

Editorial - The promise of spring ministry — Jeffrey O. Brown

March 2nd, 2023


A note of encouragement to pastors as they begin their Spring ministry. 

Ruled by a clear conscious — Robert Osei-Bonsu

February 28th, 2023


In the face of relentless bombardment by countless views and opinions, are our consciences guided by Scripture or by individual preference?

Revival and Reformation - By His Spirit — Michelle Odinma

February 23rd, 2023


A personal testimony of forgetting self, and relying on His spirit for results.

Ethnic diversity: A current and significant opportunity for the church — John W. Telman

February 20th, 2023


How can we fulfill the Great Commission across ethnic lines? Discover new ways to work with ethnic diversity within your congregation.

Pastoral visitation made easier — Dan Serns

February 17th, 2023


How can we keep pastoral visitation a top priority in our ministry? Here are three keys that can help prioritize this ministry.

Does anybody care? - The response to perplexity — Drexel Rankin

February 13th, 2023


Is ministering to others the job of the pastor? Can lay people be ministers too? How can the 'equipping of the saints' provide
the opportunity to share and expand ministry?

Existential fear and existential hope: Reading Biblical apocalyptic in an age of anxiety –– Laszlo Gallusz

February 8th, 2023


In a world that is fading, and filled with various world views, what is the foundation of Christian hope? What is our place in the world? What ending does God promise to us?

Guest Editorial: We have this hope –– Maurice Valentine

February 2nd, 2023


How the Seventh-day Adventist Church includes people who work closely and effectively, people who are making progress, and people who are called- all with the aim of spreading the good news of the gospel.

Social media—Friend or foe? — Jeff Scoggins

January 26th, 2023


Social media can be a friend or a foe, depending on how one uses it or is used by it. A few suggestions for helping mitigate negative factors and increase positive factors in a pastor’s social media presence.

Our currency—influence — Roy E. Gane

January 23rd, 2023


What can we learn about influence from scripture? What can we learn about influence from Solomon? Five tips for expanding your Christian influence.

Can Christians use TikTok for evangelism? — Damian Chambers

January 19th, 2023


What is TikTok? What are some problems associated with the rise and dominance of TikTok video culture? What are some practical tips for evangelism on …

Sidewalk Evangelism: Three angels’ messages for the city — Sandra Dombrowski

January 16th, 2023


What is sidewalk evangelism? How can we share Revelation 14 in urban communities? Five principles for city sidewalk evangelism.

The Bible alone is the answer to our questions –– Nikolaus Satelmajer

January 9th, 2023


Is the Bible the standard for our theology? Do we accept it and the Lord of the Bible as the foundational authority for our faith? And if we do, how …

All to Jesus I surrender - really, all? –– Pavel Goia

January 4th, 2023


New years often bring new resolutions. But our present need may not be for a new resolution but a new commitment. Read about three new commitments …

On the authorship of Hebrews: The case for Paul — Félix H. Cortez

December 29th, 2022


Biblical and historical evidence shows that although we do not know for certain who the author of Hebrews is, Paul is most likely the author.

Sons and daughters of encouragement — Derek J. Morris

December 26th, 2022


'Saul turned to Paul' through the eyes of Barnabas. The travels and missionary adventures of Barnabas. An appeal to 'find a Barnabas' and 'be a …

Worldviews transformed - How God and His people can change worldview — S. Joseph Kidder and Katelyn Campbell Weakley

December 22nd, 2022


How has culture influenced worldviews? What is a biblical worldview? How does God work to change our worldview? How can we help to change the …

Five steps to successfully make social engagement happen in your church — Sung Kwon

December 14th, 2022


Is social engagement Biblical? How do we learn social engagement? What are five simple steps to successfully make social engagement happen in your …

Back to the Altar — Dwain N. Esmond

December 7th, 2022


In this article we discuss the single greatest threat to Seventh-day Adventist life and purpose.

Editorial - For members only — Ramon J. Canals

December 1st, 2022


Does your church have a sign that reads "for members only"?
Learn how to get rid of this invisible sign that prevents people from visiting our churches.

The tests of a prophet — Michael W. Campbell

November 29th, 2022


How do we test a prophet? What are the 4 principles of a prophet?

Two surprising things about tithing — Robert K. McIver

November 23rd, 2022


Does God always bless us when we tithe? How should we respond when we don't see God's blessing after tithing?

Seven unbelievers who positively impacted God’s work — A. Jane Sabes

November 21st, 2022


Seven examples in the Bible of nonfollowers of God serving respectably in God’s cause.

Entrusted with His treasure — Ray Hartwell

November 15th, 2022


Can God trust us—the spiritual leaders in His church—with His money in our pockets? A pastor's: trust, privilege, calling, integrity, vocation, blessing and response.

The biblical imperative for pastoral self-care — Petr Činčala and René Drumm

November 8th, 2022


How can we prioritize self care? How does self care improve our ministry?

Editorial - Call me crazy — Jeffrey O. Brown

November 1st, 2022


What is the definition of 'crazy'? What makes a pastor's ministry crazy?

A new resource for a new world: An interview with two ESDA editors

October 27th, 2022


The editors of Ministry interviewed David Trim, PhD, the General Conference Office of Archives, Statistics, and Research director and the Encyclopedia of Seventh-day Adventists (ESDA) editor, and Dragoslava Santrac, …

Leading our children to Christ: Adventist education and discipleship — Scott R. Ward

October 24th, 2022


The importance of pastoral participation in schools. A four-step process for helping pastors partner with teachers in making Christian schools …

Family and the gospel — Drew Coons

October 20th, 2022


How family and marriage enrichment ministry can lead people to Christ: A testimony of how biblical events, small groups, and training restored thousands of marriages and lead hundreds of people to Christ.

No longer orphans — Luis Duran and Karen Glassford

October 17th, 2022


A story of cell phone evangelism and how effective it can be. Four characteristics of what we have been called by Christ to do in reaching those in desperate need.

A transformed church — Marius Serban

October 13th, 2022


A powerful story of how God revived, transformed, and grew a divided, struggling church.

A plan to mentor new believers — Ron E. M. Clouzet

October 10th, 2022


It is the church’s responsibility not only to call sinners to Christ but also to disciple them as new Christians in the faith. Here is a detailed plan on how to mentor and disciple new believers.

Editorial - Tomorrow never comes — Pavel Goia

October 4th, 2022


Christ is coming soon. How do we 'wait' for Christ? How do we get ready? What is 'proof' of Christianity?

Change your church culture with baby steps — Dan Serns and Jacob Serns

September 22nd, 2022


Stories of breakthroughs and transformation in the church. How to take action to see positive culture change in your own church.

Revival and Reformation - The secret prayer life of Jesus — Passmore Hachalinga

September 19th, 2022


Where, when, and how did Jesus pray? What was His prayer life like, and what can we learn from it?

Implementing evangelism in the local church — David Hartman

September 14th, 2022


A simple 7-step plan for implementing a culture of evangelism in the local church so that members will actively reach their neighbors for Christ.

Learning to navigate in missional waters — Len Hjalmarson

September 7th, 2022


What is the difference between 'map readers' and 'navigators' and why is it valuable for pastors to understand this? How do we 'toss the map' and learn to navigate through tough times?

Editorial - Persevering through pain — Jeffrey O. Brown

September 5th, 2022


Is it a good idea to 'push through pain'? How do we persevere through pain?

Coaching as pastoral care — Steven Grabiner

August 30th, 2022


What is coaching? When should pastors use coaching as pastoral care? What is the method of coaching (how do I coach)?

“Pastor, I need your help!” - Giving care when in need of care — Sikhumbuzo Dube

August 25th, 2022


Four self-care strategies around the acronym CARE that can aid ministers in their pastoral counseling.

Forsaking self for a relationship — W. Clarence Schilt

August 22nd, 2022


A personal story: How a pastor faced a challenging situation with his friend, and how Jesus brought healing, wisdom, and understanding through this …

What do you treasure? A reflection on self-sacrifice — Pavel Goia

August 18th, 2022


Giving up self to follow Christ: The dangers of self-confidence, a personal story of how a father displayed self-sacrificing faith in Jesus, why the …

Crises in our world-Christ in our hearts — Elijah Mvundura

August 10th, 2022


What is the church's real crisis? Are Adventist churchgoers focusing on Christ?

Editorial - Don’t forget reformation — David Trim

August 3rd, 2022


What is reformation? Is reformation linked to repentance? What does Ellen White say about reformation?

What I have learned from Jesus about preaching — Bertram L. Melbourne

July 26th, 2022


How Jesus taught with distinctive kinds of authority. How He used parables, figures of speech, imagination, and sensory images when preaching.

Evaluating the sermon as a tool for learning — Carla Kronberg

July 21st, 2022


Do congregants actually learn anything from sermons? The importance of active learning in the church service and how the sermon be used as a …

The Word for everyone — Rogelio Paquini

July 18th, 2022


Basic principles and elements of preaching to the intergenerational church.

The preacher’s p’s and q’s! - Applying some p’s and q’s — Ainsworth K. Morris

July 13th, 2022


Exploring Biblical examples of preaching. The P’s and q’s of passionate pastoral preaching.

Seeking God’s heart for our community — Zac Page

July 8th, 2022


A testimony of a successful church farm ministry. How to follow Jesus' model of drawing close to the people in the community.

When young people say, “Count me in.” — Micheal Goetz

July 4th, 2022


Three tasks that will bring revival to young people and engage them in their churches.

Address your sins — Michael Zwaagstra

June 28th, 2022


Exploring Moses' ministry, and the consequences of his sins. The importance of addressing your sins before going into a public ministry.

Breaking or Freeing? Jesus, the Sabbath, and John 5:18 — Steven Thompson

June 23rd, 2022


Did Jesus really break the Sabbath? Exploring Jesus' actions on the Sabbath, and what we learn from this.

Revival and Reformation - Trusting the wind — John S. Redkoles

June 20th, 2022


Exploring how scripture describes the Spirit of God as wind. How the Holy Spirit works with and in us.

Another look at the third commandment — Roman Pawlak

June 16th, 2022


What is God's name? What does it really mean to take the Lord's name in vain?

The new covenant of Exodus — Elizabeth Ostring

June 13th, 2022


Exploring the different covenants of Bible scripture. A close look at the new covenant in the Sinai setting.

Editorial 2 - All hands on deck — Jeffrey O. Brown

June 8th, 2022


Are all Christians God's ministers? How does the Ministerial Association of the Seventh-day Adventist Church support pastors of all denominations?

Editorial 1 - What is our job? — Pavel Goia

June 4th, 2022


A lesson for a pastor: God can use literally anyone who is willing to work with Him in saving precious souls.

Making online evangelistic meetings effective — David M. Klinedinst

May 26th, 2022


What the Chesapeake Conference learned through doing online evangelistic meetings. Tips for how to make online evangelistic meetings successful.

Forceful people entering the kingdom — Hyunsok John Doh

May 23rd, 2022


Is there a place for 'forceful invaders' in the Kingdom? What does it look like to be a forceful invader of God's kingdom? What biblical examples are …

Choosing leadership — Orathai (Saw) Chureson

May 19th, 2022


What is Biblical Leadership? What are the different types of biases associated with leadership? How can the church cultivate healthy leadership?

Working together for successful evangelism — Angel J. Rodriguez

May 16th, 2022


Does evangelism work in today’s postmodern society? Seven ways to make evangelism effective in 2022.

No Limits! The power and joys of unselfish ministry — Jerry N. Page

May 11th, 2022


Personal stories of struggles with selfishness and pride, and testimonies of how God came through to reveal the power and joys of unselfish ministry.

Guest Editorial - Look beyond the flames — Robert Costa

May 3rd, 2022


The incredible story of a disciple and elder in the church of Smyrna who happily lay his life down for Christ during the first century AD.

Diaconal church in COVID-19 times — Luca Zagara

April 27th, 2022


What are the characteristics of the diaconal ministry? How does understanding and integrating diaconal ministry in churches increase their impact on the wider community during a crisis?

Church ministry for end-of-life care: Lessons from a pandemic — Lori Ciccarelli Stotko

April 21st, 2022


Overcoming the challenges of end of life care. How can the church support families suffering the loss of loved ones? Why is spiritual support at the end of life important for patients and families?

Giving appeals during a global crisis: Lessons from the apostle Paul — Aniel Barbe

April 18th, 2022


Learning Paul's practical approach to offer guidance and leadership through difficult circumstances.

Revival and Reformation: Heavenly banking — Jason Sliger

April 14th, 2022


A testimony of God's provision in the midst of financial adversity.

Incredible grace — Pavel Goia

April 11th, 2022


What is God's incredible grace? How do we show grace? Where does grace start?

Preaching that turns the world upside down — S. Joseph Kidder and Jeffrey Bradburn

April 7th, 2022


The preaching power of the early church. Seven transformational lessons that we can learn from the early church's preaching, lessons that could …

Editorial - Come and see, then go and tell — Pavel Goia

April 4th, 2022


A story of a miracle. The importance of experiencing God for yourself before witnessing to others.

The Bible in the Seventh-day Adventist Church — Donny Chrissutianto

March 24th, 2022


The authority of the Bible in the Adventist Church from early Adventism to current times.

A Seventh-day Adventist Chaplain in the FBI

March 21st, 2022


A Seventh-day Adventist pastor shares his experience of serving as a chaplain in the FBI. He shares the nature of his training, what his work entails, and how other pastors can support law enforcement.

Weaning Babies: A meditation on Hebrews 5:11–6:8 — Elizabeth Ostring

March 17th, 2022


The importance of spiritual growth and maturity of lay members, and how this impacts the success of the evangelistic mission of the church.

Daniel 12:13 and early Adventist interpretations — Artur Stele

March 14th, 2022


How the early Adventist Church interpreted Daniel 12 and the 1335 days, and the clarity that Ellen White brought to the matter.

Leading worship: A biblical perspective — Denton Rhone

March 8th, 2022


The difference between a worship service and a worship experience. Seven elements of a worship service.

Editorial - A larger heart — Jeffrey O. Brown

March 3rd, 2022


Seeing the bigger picture: the importance of being faithful, charitable, and viewing others as allies.

Two New Jerusalems — Davidson Razafiarivony

February 25th, 2022


What kind of “new heavens and new earth” does the prophet Isaiah describe, and how should we reconcile them with the “new heaven and new earth” of …

Best practices for trauma-informed preaching — Rodney A. Palmer

February 21st, 2022


Because places of worship are microcosms of society, they are not immune to the pervasive issue of trauma. Preachers, therefore, find themselves challenged to view the act of preaching through a trauma-informed lens.

Certainty and doubt — Valentin Zywietz

February 17th, 2022


Whether we ask for health; financial relief; or, as in my case, wisdom, God desires us to know truth, and truth does not shy away from examination.

Go build a pillar — Teresa Auten

February 14th, 2022


Tell the amazing story. Repeat the miracles of Jesus. Ask interesting questions. Encourage them to share their thoughts with friends and family. Engage in conversation about things of the spirit.

Living with an eternal purpose — Todd R. Bishop

February 9th, 2022


Don’t pass by the opportunities that God puts in front of you. You just never know how you will influence someone’s eternity!

Go ye therefore, to all social media — Tony Ogouma

February 7th, 2022


Why is social media so powerful as an evangelistic tool? How can you use social media to reach the world with the gospel?

Editorial: The Great Resignation — Jeffrey O. Brown

February 3rd, 2022


What is 'the great resignation'? Is the church giving up on the fight against racial equality? What does Jesus and Ellen White teach about getting …

Three missional tendencies Adventism needs to avoid — Paul Dybdahl

January 25th, 2022


Make no mistake about it, the words of Jesus are still true: the fields are ripe for harvest. God has called us to this noble task. Let us be …

Imprecatory Psalms: Confrontation and comfort — Tina Frist Smith

January 18th, 2022


The experiences, conversations, and divine perspectives found within the book of Psalms can play a powerful role in Christian counseling by …

The passive-aggressive pulpit — Seth Pierce

January 14th, 2022


Each of us is called to active pastoral care, not passive-aggressive preaching. When troubles come to our people, we need to make sure it is not the personal pressures of parish life that lead us to make public speeches.

Humility: Prerequisite for Ministry — Paul Byabu Masereka

January 10th, 2022


People may look at how competent and self-confident someone is when they elect leaders, but God does not choose the strong and the mighty to serve Him but, rather, those who acknowledge their weakness and nothingness.

Surprising grace — Jiří Moskala

January 6th, 2022


What is grace? What does God's grace mean for us? What are the different types of grace? How are we to respond to God's grace?

A new church for a new world — Erton C. Köhler

January 3rd, 2022


How has the Covid-19 pandemic impacted and changed the Seventh Day Adventist Church?

God, a train wreck, and the unexpected — M. Lee

December 28th, 2021


Each day, many providential, seemingly random, out of the ordinary, troublesome, and even tragic and very painful events take place in our ministries …

Inclusivity strengthens member engagement — Paulasir Abraham

December 21st, 2021


In employment, worship, fellowship, prayer, praising, and promotion, we ought to emulate the early church’s inclusivity.

PTSD: A 10-step guide for ministry professionals — Sydney Segen

December 17th, 2021


You and other ministry professionals have direct heavenly connections that can bring peace to people with PTSD.

The uplifted Christ — Edwin Reynolds

December 14th, 2021


Jesus calls us to look by faith to Him uplifted on the cross just as Moses lifted up the bronze serpent as a trophy that the power of sin has been broken.

Let the beauty we love: The preacher’s art — Len Hjalmarson

December 10th, 2021


Proclamation and performance belong together, much like Word and Spirit. The preacher’s real platform is their own person and the life they have lived.

“Three Cosmic Messages”: An interview with Mark Finley — Pavel Goia

December 6th, 2021


An interview with Mark Finely about the the Three Angles' Messages. Finely shares what the greatest misunderstanding of this message is, how these messages link with end time revival and reformation, and why he uses the …

We Don’t Have Another Side — Jeffrey O. Brown

December 3rd, 2021


Does the Seventh Day Adventist Church take sides?
The difference between agreement & alignment, and disagreement & division within the Seventh Day Adventist Church.

Conversion, the gift of the Holy Spirit, and New Testament religious practices — Clinton Wahlen

November 24th, 2021


The New Testament consistently associates receiving the Spirit with repentance, conversion, and baptism. The conversions of Paul, the Samaritans, …

The divine “Go” commands: Embracing the biblical model of disciple making — Melak Alemayehu Tsegaw

November 18th, 2021


As recorded in the book of Acts, the life of the first Christian church portrays their love to God and one another as the source of their success in making disciples: “Every day they continued to meet together in the …

Restoration for a traumatized world — Katelyn Campbell Weakley & Ingrid Weiss Slikkers

November 15th, 2021


In the history of the world, there has always been trauma. It has left angry scars across countless hearts. Today, we know that this will only …

The three angels’ messages: Antiquated message or relevant present truth? — Mark A. Finley

November 10th, 2021


End-time believers filled with the faith of Jesus will go through the greatest time of trouble in the history of our world. But through His grace and by His power, they will emerge victorious.

A funeral homily beyond the usual — Lawrence G. Downing

November 8th, 2021


A funeral or memorial service is an occasion that calls for a pastor to apply skills and creative thought that transform a boilerplate cliché into a creative homily.

How do I look at others? — Bernard Sauvagnat

November 4th, 2021


Let us not join the crowd. If we adopt its vision, we risk being obstacles to those who want to discover Jesus but feel too small beside us.

The Holy Spirit does not quarantine — Moise Ratsara

October 28th, 2021


I am convinced more than ever that a church that prays together stays together and, by God’s grace, grows together, even when physically distanced from each other.

Writing for public ministry — Gene G. Bradbury

October 25th, 2021


Whether the preparation is for public ministry or private consultation, it has the same purpose: writing is incarnational. Through it, words are made …

Leading like Mordecai: Four leadership values from the book of Esther — LaKeisha Williams

October 20th, 2021


Leaders who struggle to have an assurance of their impact need to take the time to consider Mordecai’s story recorded in the book of Esther. Pause and step away from the questionable leadership examples found in the …

Don't be afraid to cry — Bertram L. Melbourne

October 14th, 2021


What lessons will we learn from this pandemic, its devastation and pain? What will be our takeaways?

A book about Jesus — Denis Fortin

October 11th, 2021


Since its appearance at the end of the first century even to this day, the book of Revelation has generated great interest and a multitude of …

Practical aspects of the proclamation of the three angels’ messages — Ted N. C. Wilson

October 7th, 2021


Only by relying completely on Jesus and the power of the Holy Spirit will we be able to accomplish anything. God is now preparing us for something …

Of barks and bites — Pavel Goia

October 4th, 2021


Jesus is coming soon! God has allowed particular neighbors to be located around us. Let’s not get upset or afraid. For many, their bark is worse than …

If the Cross Could Speak — Hymers Wilson Jr.

September 29th, 2021


We need to work together for a better society—just as Jesus did. Our actions will not be based on a notion of human betterment but on the prayer for divine grace, “Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is …

Sweet Communion — Joy Wendt

September 22nd, 2021


I cherished that the Communion was conducted in a way that reflected God’s love, compassion, acceptance, and infinite grace. This was another sweet …

Making Appeals and Getting Decisions — David M. Klinedinst

September 15th, 2021


When we intentionally make appeals in the pulpit, people will respond, and baptisms will increase. In every congregation, there exists someone whose …

Reflections on the Pandemic and Final Events — Marco T. Terreros

September 10th, 2021


Even with a tragedy as terrible as the COVID-19 pandemic, God gives us opportunities, and we should take advantage of them. Each of us should place …

Proclamation and discipleship: God’s strategic plan to evangelize the world — Kim Papaioannou

September 7th, 2021


A harmonious blending of ministries covering both aspects of the evangelization spectrum is the optimum recipe for successfully working with God to …

Smile again — Jeffrey O. Brown

September 2nd, 2021


Let’s give our world a brand-new introduction to Jesus. Let’s offer it a rare moment to smile.

Keeping the faith: One chaplain, one treatment center, one world crisis — Eric Oakes

August 30th, 2021


In this pandemic, we need chaplains in an industry that regularly deals with sickness; fear; lack of hope; and, at its worst, death and dying.

Coming to the party? — Marguerite Shuster

August 25th, 2021


The people Jesus spent time with were those your parents warned you not to hang out with. Why would He do that? And what does that mean for us?

The Bible’s final word on buying and selling — Steven Thompson

August 19th, 2021


Three buying-and-selling events that take on increased relevance in our world’s quickly changing economic and social situation are included in the book of Revelation in its record of revealed end-time conditions. What …

To infinity and beyond — Justin Kim

August 16th, 2021


Intimacy with Jesus is hearing that still, small Voice through reading, hearing, and studying the Word. And what that calls for is a response.

Carrying Jesus: Is it Too Much For You? — Vernon T. Waters

August 11th, 2021


As colleagues in ministry, we need to remember our humanity and the essential need for balance in all things. Jesus has called us to carry Him to the …

Working with other strong leaders: Lessons from David and Joab — Glenn Townend

August 6th, 2021


Everyone is valuable despite their weaknesses. We all have unique gifts and talents to help further God’s purposes.

Empty-headed ministry — Alain Coralie

August 2nd, 2021


Acknowledging God as the Source of all truth, the cultivation of the mind necessarily takes place in total dependence upon Him.

The dilemma of choosing leaders — Gabriel Adu-Acheampong

July 28th, 2021


Serving in church leadership means being part of God’s movement at an appropriate time, for an appropriate place, and in an appropriate manner.

“Please protect us!” — Tina Whiteman

July 23rd, 2021


As we win kids to the Lord, let us be their safe place by protecting them from harm. It is your moral, spiritual, and legal responsibility, as church leaders, to do so—and anything less can make a bad situation …

​“The man nobody knows” — Norman H. Young

July 19th, 2021


Let all of us who take the name of Jesus, no matter our culture, creed, or color, heed His radical reinterpretation of Leviticus 19:18.

A pastoral mission: An interview with Roy and June Jamieson — Pavel Goia & Anthony Kent

July 14th, 2021


May this example encourage pastors around the world to build genuine relationships with leaders in their community, including pastors of other denominations.

In vain? — Ekkehardt Mueller

July 8th, 2021


We may not see the results that we desire, and some of the positive results that we witnessed may begin crumbling at our fingertips. The success of …

Does your crop have roots? — Sheryl Beck

July 5th, 2021


What is buried in your crop’s heart to help prepare your church for the last days?

Our daily work: God’s idea — Elizabeth Ostring

June 29th, 2021


What qualifies as work that is blessed by the Lord?

Improbable hero — John Wesley Taylor V

June 22nd, 2021


Not all heroes are the main characters in history.

Change the questions, change the world — Sung Kwon

June 17th, 2021


By focusing on the right things, our ministry can more closely mirror that of our example Jesus.

The incomparable “Alpha and Omega” — Laszlo Gallusz

June 14th, 2021


Listen in for how the few words that God directly speaks in the book of Revelation can shape our understanding of Him.

​Our first calling — Jasper Ivan Iturriaga

June 9th, 2021


When ministry distracts from what's important.

Three Angels, One Gospel — Ángel Manuel Rodríguez

June 4th, 2021


The three messages are embedded in one message—the eternal gospel—which is powerful enough to save us and to bring the cosmic conflict to an end.

The Bridge We Build — Jeffrey O. Brown

June 1st, 2021


It is a radical message of love and compassion that bridges earth and heaven and human and human. It is a revolutionary message of healing and …

Three ways to ensure a healthy pastoral placement — Peter Iwankiw

May 25th, 2021


Excellent pastoral placement isn't guaranteed to be serendipitous — so what can a pastor do that is helpful from the onset?

From surviving to thriving — S. Joseph Kidder & Willie Edward Hucks II

May 20th, 2021


How to inspire and lead effect ministry amidst the COVID-19 era.

The gift of continuing pastoral education — Sharon Aka

May 17th, 2021


Finishing seminary is not the end of a pastor's education. With a mindset of lifelong learning and continued education, pastor's are both personally enriched and are able to better serve their churches.

Losing lives—but keeping hope — Leonard Johnson

May 12th, 2021


How should we respond to the worst of times? How can we keep true hope alive?

Seven principles of being a Tentmaker — Homer Trecartin

May 6th, 2021


Not only can tentmakers go where church workers often cannot, but also when the church is shut down and the leaders imprisoned or killed, tentmakers are often able to continue their work.

Receiving hate, giving love — Pavel Goia

May 3rd, 2021


God is calling us to experience His love and reflect it to those around us—to the same degree that He has loved us.

Do you trust God at least as much as you trust yourself? — Israel Ramos

April 27th, 2021


Israel shares lessons of God's love from a key phase of his marriage.

Charging your spiritual device: The power of biblical journaling — David Hartman

April 22nd, 2021


In serving others, we can often neglect ourselves. Listen in to learn how you can use biblical journalling to maintain an ever closer relationship with Christ.

Psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit: Paul’s formula for congregational worship — Adriana Perera

April 19th, 2021


One of the strongest points of contention in a church often centers around worship styles. What does the Bible actually say about worship styles? How …

The nuts and bolts of ministry — James F. Howard

April 15th, 2021


Tune in for Howard's interview of Mike Wells, focusing on the practicals of ministry.

The Baptist: Still Preaching — Michael Goetz

April 12th, 2021


John the Baptist preached a powerful message leading up to Jesus' ministry. How is his preaching still relevant today?

Ministering to the hurting flock — Nikolaus Satelmajer

April 9th, 2021


Trust is stronger than the calamities we experience. Trust does not provide all the answers, but it enables us to move forward and be there for those who need us.

Focus, Pastor! — Ivan L. Williams

April 5th, 2021


You can stay focused in a blurry, unfocused world. When it comes to the tasks of ministry, our vision can be renewed.

Social justice and the role of young Adventist activists — Gary Blanchard

March 24th, 2021


In a world that is growing more polarized as well as in desperate need of change, how should a young person respond?

Laodicea and Adventist eschatology — Clinton Wahlen

March 18th, 2021


How is the letter to the Laodicean church tied with end time events?

The new normal and stewardship — Michael Harpe

March 15th, 2021


In a time that many of us are suffering loss, how can we still exemplify Godly generosity?

Who is God? What the Bible says about the Trinity — Igor Lorencin

March 10th, 2021


How important is the doctrine of the trinity? Is it foundational? ...Even for salvation?

The pastor’s mental health and the COVID-19 pandemic — Marlon C. Robinson

March 5th, 2021


Clergy mental health is often sidelined. Listen in to find out how to practically make it a priority.

Evangelism is canceled — Jeffrey O. Brown

March 2nd, 2021


What is the true heart of evangelism, and how can it continue in these times?

God delights to answer specific prayers — Callie Buruchara

February 24th, 2021


Can we only pray in generic ways? What happens when we pray for very specific experiences?

Where is God leading? You never know. — Lynn A. Eastman

February 18th, 2021


God's ability to provide exceeds our wildest expectations.

Showing the love of Jesus: How God works through ability diversity — Ray W. McAllister

February 15th, 2021


How does God work through people when they don't have certain abilities? Can God work in special ways through them — that He may not have otherwise?

The doorknob of heaven: A fresh look at money and spirituality — Julian Archer

February 11th, 2021


Is it wrong to be wealthy? What is the relationship between money and spirituality? Most importantly, how can we surrender to Christ even in the area of our finances?

Extending the boundaries of family ministry — Gordon O. Martinborough & Waveney Martinborough

February 8th, 2021


How does the Elijah message relate to family ministry? As a church, how can we extend this family ministry to the whole world?

The last word of the book of Daniel — Artur Stele

February 5th, 2021


What is the significance of the last word of Daniel? What rich and practical meaning does it hold for us today?

A Rescue Plan — Robert Costa

February 3rd, 2021


What is God's rescue plan? How can we be a part of it?

Crossing the world—or crossing the street? — David M. Klinedinst & Bryan Mann

January 28th, 2021


What is the role of Christians in light of social injustice and racism?

Embracing God’s heart for immigrants and refugees — S. Joseph Kidder & Boubakar Sanou

January 25th, 2021


How does God view immigrants and refugees? How should we — practically?

Demographics and the future of the church — Claude Richli

January 21st, 2021


How does the multitude of rich cultures in the US affect how we do ministry and how we work as a church?

True or false—Giving is better than getting — Lilya Wagner

January 18th, 2021


How does the amount of what we have impact our giving? Or should it?

Out of the blocks! Inter-American Division responds to strategic plan — Jeffrey O. Brown

January 13th, 2021


Balvin B. Braham, D. Ed, who is assistant to the president of the Inter-American Division of Seventh-day Adventists (IAD), with responsibilities for evangelism and leadership development, is interviewed by Jeffrey O. …

The Final Inspection — Pavel Goia

January 10th, 2021


What is the best way to prepare for an inspection? What about the most important kind of all?

Our High Calling — Kim Papaioannou

December 30th, 2020


With growing attention on supernatural healing, how should we view it? Are we real ministers of God without it? What is the balance with other kinds …

Building a Culture of Liberality in the Local Church — Aniel Barbe

December 23rd, 2020


It can be awkward to remind church members of the importance of tithe and offering. So, how can we foster a culture that encourages giving for all …

Stewards of this Gift — Skip Bell

December 18th, 2020


God gave us a marvelous gift when He entrusted us with the earth. How can we take care of it in such a way that we honor Him?

Enough — Bonita Shields

December 14th, 2020


When hard times come, it can be easy to focus on what we do not have. But do we actually focus on what we have when we do have more? How can we be content no matter what?

Do You Smell Like an Angel? — Sebastien J. Braxton

December 9th, 2020


Sebastien shares a powerful experience of witnessing to someone who he thought was not worth the time — and he learned about how God prepares people …

Prayer: The key to church growth — Nelson Mercado

December 4th, 2020


What is the role of prayer in church growth — and how can we walk with God through this process?

To believe again—a plea for Adventist Christian education — Denton Rhone

November 25th, 2020


Adventist Christian Education brings a wealth of blessing and opportunity in its train. How can we give more people access to this kind of education? What reasons are there to fight for it?

Sacrificing for God’s cause — Alberto R. Timm

November 18th, 2020


Self-sacrifice has been a key part of mission work starting with God Himself, and it has continued throughout history ever since. What can we learn from those who have gone before us?

Understanding childhood spiritual abuse — Anne Fargusson

November 11th, 2020


Childhood spiritual abuse is more pervasive and damaging than many realize. What are the signs and effects of this kind of abuse? How can we walk others — or even ourselves — through the process of healing?

The evangelism diamond: A model for successful evangelism — Ron E. M. Clouzet

November 9th, 2020


"The secret of success is to find a need and fill it, to find a hurt and heal it, to find somebody with a problem and offer to help solve it." How …

“Your face, Lord, I will seek”: Toward the theology of the face of God — Jiří Moskala

November 6th, 2020


What does the Bible tell us about the face of God? What kind of people will see it, and what blessings will that experience bring?

What has God’s grace done for you? — Melody Mason

November 2nd, 2020


What can be learn about reflecting on what God has done for us? How does that effect our witness to the world?

Reform Us Again — Jeffrey O. Brown

October 1st, 2020


Is revival enough? Where does reformation come into the experience?

The Pew Talks Back to the Pulpit — Niels-Erik Andreasen

September 9th, 2020


Andreasen delves into what the pew would say to the pulpit if it could speak, thus sharing thoughts on the church service.

One Certainty Prevails — Anthony Kent

September 2nd, 2020


In the midst of a year that will be remembered for its uncertainty, what can we still be certain of?

Economics, Pandemics, and Prophecy — Tim H. Aka

August 20th, 2020


As Christians, how should we react to the current pandemic and economic upheaval? What can we learn both from history and prophecy about such times?

"Leave Her Alone!" — Dwight K. Nelson

August 13th, 2020


There has been a rise in cases of abuse since the onset of COVID. Where is Jesus amidst this kind of suffering?

Struggling to trust: Why I raised my Promise percentage — Marcos Faiock Bomfim

July 19th, 2020


In a time where financial certainty is deserting many of us, what can we learn about persisting in faithful giving? About trusting God with …

Four things to do before you decide to walk away — Kevin McDonald

July 15th, 2020


Pastoral ministry is difficult — how can you know if it's time to walk away or continue?

Lessons from Peter on ministry crisis management — Daniel L. Honore

July 13th, 2020


As leaders in our churches, what can we learn from Peter about how to manage, even thrive, in the current crises?

Songs in the Night — Marye Trim

July 7th, 2020


Hear how God ministered directly to a woman during some of the hardest nights — and how He continues to

Less can be more! Finding positive opportunities in hard financial times — Jerry N. Page

July 6th, 2020


Many of us are finding ourselves in financially difficult times — how can we rely on God through these times?

The holy ground of confinement — Alan Wilson

July 3rd, 2020


How can we stay close to God, positive, and a blessing to others when we are confined by circumstances?

Editorial: Get Off the Bank — Jeffrey O. Brown

July 2nd, 2020


How do we know we're doing the right thing in times like these?

If We Ever Needed the Church Before... — Gary Blanchard

June 16th, 2020


In the midst of suffering and fear, people are longing for truth. We are in a unique position to share the very truths that people are thirsting for.

Even God Uses Cell Phones — Karen Glassford

June 15th, 2020


In a time of social distancing, how can we reach people with the good news of Christ? Turns out that all you need is a cell phone.

Social Distancing: New Normal or Old Habit? — Dave Livermore

June 12th, 2020


Social Distancing may be a new phrase that we're using — but is it something we've inadvertently been practicing for a long time? Is this old kind of …

Working Together for Good — Pavel Goia

June 11th, 2020


With the world becoming worse and it taking a toll on all of us, what should be our focus? How should we spend our time?

When Ministry Becomes Overwhelming — Hymers Wilson

June 10th, 2020


As a minister of God, especially in these trying times, ministry has a way of becoming overwhelming. Listen to how one minister has learned to cope with the stressors of life.

It's Not Over When It's Over — Arthur Edwin Gibb

June 9th, 2020


We may think that retirement brings the end to ministry — but God has wonderful blessings in store for us at every stage of life. Fruitful and …

The Power of “We”—Pastoral Ministry in a Corporate World — Ingrid Hernández

May 28th, 2020


How can a congregating exist outside of a church or school? Better yet, how can such a congregating minister to one another amidst these hard times?

A New Normal? — Jimmy Arthur Atkins

May 27th, 2020


In this new kind of community that we find ourselves, how can we adapt with technology to ensure a close community?

Amazing Jesus in Turbulent Times — Kayle de Waal

May 26th, 2020


Sometimes we overuse the word "amazing"; but Mark, in his epistle, used this word intentionally to describe many facets of Christ's character and actions. How can be continuously be amazed by Him?

Retired Leaders: A Proven Asset — Randall R. Childress

May 25th, 2020


Effective ministry takes time. How can we learn from those who have gone before us and continue to minister beside us?

Get Some Roots! — Carlton P. Byrd

May 22nd, 2020


How can we learn to trust God in the good times as well as the hard times? How do we lay down roots that can weather the storms of life?

By Few or By Many — Boris-Jordan Flores

May 21st, 2020


How many does God need to to pray in order to answer them?

God of the Open Door — Mark Finley

May 20th, 2020


How can we view God during this time of uncertainty? Let's take lessons from the life of Paul as we see God as the God of opportunity.

Editorial: Breaking News or Normal News — Jeffrey O. Brown

May 19th, 2020


In these uncertain times, our definition of normal is changing. How are we to adapt? What should we strive to maintain even in this new normal?

Prepared and Protected — Pavel Goia

May 2nd, 2020


Jesus performed many miracles when He was on earth. Does that mean that miracles are always from God? How can we tell? How can we be prepared to have spiritual discernment?

Dealing with the Demonic — Kelvin Onongha

May 1st, 2020


What does the Bible say about demon possession? How does it happen? What are precautions we can take?

Dual Allegiance — Christopher Kabwe Mukuka

April 30th, 2020


What happens when we try to compromise Christian beliefs for the sake of of blending with other religions? Is any amount of compromise okay? How can we know if we're compromising or not?

"Come out, in Jesus' name!" — Conrad Vine

April 29th, 2020


We can often throw around terms like "demonic possession" without really knowing what they mean practically or biblically. What are the correct definitions? More importantly, what do the Biblical definitions of these …

"You Have No Authority Over Me!" — Jonathan Walter

April 28th, 2020


An experience of an ordinary Christian being led by the extraordinary Savior.

Deliverance ministry—A Biblical Imperative — Michée Badé

April 27th, 2020


Many churches or religious leaders have different versions of "deliverance ministries"—but what is a Biblical template? Is there one? How can we minister to those who are oppressed by evil spirits?

Guest Editorial: If the Son shall set you free . . . — Emmanuel Osei

April 26th, 2020


How can we keep ourselves safe in Christ--safe even from demonic possession?

Keeping Our Sense of the Call — Miguel Valdivia

April 25th, 2020


We are often told to follow God's call for our lives, but this simple phrase is multi-faceted in practicality. How do we sense God's call? What is …

Emotional Hurt Lurking in the Pew — Victor D. Marshall

April 24th, 2020


Why are some people unwilling or unable to forgive? What causes these scars, and how can we help people heal in the way Christ does?

How Children Experience Grief — Natalie Dorland & S. Joseph Kidder

April 23rd, 2020


Because children also go through loss and trauma, they inevitably experience grief. However, their grief is often overlooked or misunderstood. How do they experience grief, and how can we love them well during this …

Making Room for Those with Special Needs — Shaun Brooks

April 22nd, 2020


When Jesus called for the little children to come to him, he called all children. How can we make our churches a place where all children and all people are welcome, loved, and treasured?

Practical Pointers: The art of the "ask" – by Tony Foglio

April 16th, 2020


Jesus asked more questions than He answered. In fact, “according to the Gospels, Jesus asks 307 questions, is asked only 183, and answers fewer than 10 of those he is asked.” When we ask for a response, we are asking a …

Editorial: God is love, know it – by Pavel Goia

April 13th, 2020


Preachers, there is no other way to tell God’s story. To reflect upon this love, to make it the goal of your life, is the only way to...

Over half of our flock are dropouts – by Louis Posthauer

April 12th, 2020


On average, across the United States, more than 50 percent of those believers who should be in church are not. They are those who profess Christian …

Narrative Preaching: Engaging young listeners as actors – by Stephen Reasor

April 11th, 2020


How can preachers both meet the expectation that preaching be biblical and also capture young hearers?

The inseparable duo: The Holy Spirit and preaching – by Rodney Anthony Palmer

April 6th, 2020


The power of the Holy Spirit is indispensable when crafting and delivering effective sermons. To downplay His role in preaching creates a false …

12 principles of evangelistic preaching – by David Klinedinst

April 1st, 2020


As ministers, one of the most awesome opportunities we have is to preach God’s words of life to spiritually thirsty people. Most of us do this on a weekly basis at church. However, a major difference exists between …

Independent congregations or worldwide organized church?

March 29th, 2020


Two church leaders accused James White of something absolutely scandalous. And James readily admitted that the accu- sation was true. So, what was …

A multichurch district board: Helping or hurting?

March 22nd, 2020


What exactly is a multichurch district council or board? A multi-church district is an amalgamation of several local churches in a given geographical …

Editorial: Where are the Miracles? — Jonathan Walter

March 18th, 2020


What is the most effective ministry strategy for one of the most secular countries on earth? Furthermore, how can we experience the successful …

Emotional Intelligence for Effective Ministry — Lori Ciccarelli Stotko

March 18th, 2020


For excellent performance, EQ is twice as important as IQ. What exactly is EQ and how can it be practiced effectively?

What Every Pastor Should Know About Disabilities – Patrick Johnson

March 15th, 2020


How do we relate to people with disabilities in our churches? How do we include them? How do we make them feel?

Hannah in the temple: A spiritual care response to involuntary childlessness

March 8th, 2020


How do we, as pastors, deal with those struggling with involuntary childlessness?

Ministering to the disabled community by the local congregation – Daniel M. Forbes

February 10th, 2020


I have had the privilege of becoming acquainted with and ministering to members of the disabled community and their families, as well as their caregivers. Blessings and opportunities for spiritual growth await a …

​The five levels of commitment and how they affect the local church – by Diego Boquer

February 6th, 2020


In my first three years of ministry, I was committed to preaching—but not to sermon preparation. The result was dozens of halfhearted sermons …

Jesus: God's Story and Storyteller – Kenley D. Hall

February 3rd, 2020


If telling stories was good enough for Jesus, it’s good enough for us.

God's longing for His church – by Ron E. M. Clouzet

January 27th, 2020


“But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all the truth” (John 16:13a, NIV).

What do you see? – Jeffrey O. Brown

January 20th, 2020


I was working at Agona-Ashanti Secondary School in Ghana when it happened. While I was speaking with Dr. Joseph Addai, the school chaplain, his son …

Editorial: Our Greatest Treasure – by Melody Mason

January 15th, 2020


Do I really recognize the treasure I’ve been given in the Word of God? Is spending time in prayer and meditating on God’s Word more precious than all my earthly pursuits?

Not by might, nor by power— but still done only by His Spirit – Jan-Harry Cabungcal

January 13th, 2020


Why not give Him the woes in your life and ministry? Remember, His work in us is accomplished “ ‘not by might, nor by power, but by My Spirit,’ says the LORD of hosts” (Zech. 4:6, NKJV).

A Theology of Leadership for Pastors – Ted N. C. Wilson

December 20th, 2019


Leadership is a topic on which many books have been written, seminars presented, and lectures given. Leadership can be a power for good—or evil—depending upon its use.
As a prophecy-led, last-day remnant movement, how …

Stewardship of the saints: Safety and church mission trips – by Frank Figliuzzi

November 18th, 2019


Each year, about two million US churchgoers travel abroad to build schools and churches, provide medical care, teach in orphanages, and spread the …

Prayer as praise: Toward a theology of prayer for mission engagement – Kelvin Onongha

November 11th, 2019


Prayer is one religious discipline that has received much attention through the ages. Christians have placed a great deal of emphasis on the necessity of prayer for maintaining a close relationship with God. But another …

Pornography and intimate partner violence: Dangerous kissing cousins – by Pamela and Claudio Consuegra

November 6th, 2019


Porn is a global, estimated $97 billion industry, with about $12 billion of that coming from the U.S.” The consumption of pornography (porn) in the …

The Elijah Message for Today – by John B. Youngberg

October 31st, 2019


Restoration of the family lies at the heart of our end-time message.

Team ministry: A blessing to families – by Raquel and Jonas Arrais

October 20th, 2019


Team ministry, in all its varieties, can still halve the burden and double the blessing.

Pastor, how loved do you feel? - by Elise Harboldt

October 10th, 2019


There are times when pastors should prioritize their own spiritual and emotional health.

Clinging to Jesus in a foreign land – by Katie and Jared Miller

October 6th, 2019


When surrounded by the new and unfamiliar, know that God is still sufficient.

Adventist Family Ministries: A retrospective – Willie and Elaine Oliver Interview Ron and Karen Flowers

October 1st, 2019


We proffer that if the Adventist Church is to remain the relevant revelation to the world . . . then fostering healthier marriages and families will be the deliberate and sustained strategic focus of our existence.

Sharing our faith with millennial generations - The power of storytelling - by Kleber Gonçalves

September 1st, 2019


To effectively communicate the gospel to the millennial generation, we must think creatively and analyze how they listen and learn.

Stories: Unlocking hearts for God

September 1st, 2019


Some cultures are only drawn to the salvation story through relatable language, songs, and stories. How can we reach them?

The “story” telling and outreach – by Pat Gustin

September 1st, 2019


The Bible is God’s story book. It is over 75 percent stories showing who He is and how He deals with every kind of person. Our calling is to tell His story.

Narrative changes lives

September 1st, 2019


Read what happened when Sucheen was given more than just proof texts; she was given the truth in story.

"Let me tell you a story": The transforming power of narrative preaching and teaching

August 26th, 2019


Stories connect with the tenacity of glue, sometimes holding for decades while intermittently releasing memories that recalibrate personal values.

Return to basics and renew your church

August 15th, 2019


Growth happens when the Holy Spirit does His part—and we do ours.

“Never hang alone”

July 15th, 2019


It is not good for the pastor to pastor alone—utilize your team of leaders.

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