Internships: More than Cheap Labor

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Pastor Ross Shannon…. “started a formal internship program, one that runs every year. Ross hopes the model will catch on, so he invited me to a discussion with him, Associate Pastor Kevin Moses, and one of the church’s interns, Caleb TeBeest.” - GARBC

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Tool Belts, Seminaries, and Gen Z

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“I had gone to seminary to prepare for ministry, and I was not prepared for ministry. I was prepared academically to begin a life of teaching, which is, of course, invaluable. But in terms of the vocation of ministry beyond teaching?” - James Emery White

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The Coming Shortage of Pastors and Missionaries

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“Ministerial enrollment generally declined in recent decades and then declined precipitously in recent years. Numerous Bible colleges and seminaries have struggled to remain open, while others have closed” - P&D

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Small Church Academy about enlisting pastors for big impact

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“The Small Church Academy launched a year ago through the Bivocational & Small Church Leadership Network (BSCLN) with three cohorts. Those cohorts – small groups of up to 10 members…. Eight are currently meeting.” - BPNews

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Making the Decision to Go to Seminary: Considerations Before Going

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“get a secular degree and a job first….Does God call some straight from high school to a Bible college and then to a church? Sure. Is it better to obtain a secular degree and begin honing relational skills in the workforce? I believe so for most people.” - Sam Rainer

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The Academy for Expository Preaching – A Review

The Need for Pastoral Evaluation

Pastors should be constantly learning. Thankfully, in this day and age, there are a number of ways to continue learning. From conferences held by larger organizations and seminaries to online tools provided to continue sharpening your abilities, pastors have a wealth of resources available to them.

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Intentionality in Leadership Development, Part 2

By Paul Barreca. Read Part 1.

Seek Seekers

In 2 Timothy 2:1-2, Paul instructed Timothy to entrust the truths that had been taught by Paul and other spiritual leaders to “faithful men.” Finding these men is a vital part of an intentional plan to train men for ministry. Which men are to be trained? Jesus and Paul provide an example.

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