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The Minister and Practical Ministry

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  1. Course Introduction
  2. Lesson 1: The Role of a Pastor
    6 Topics
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    1 Quiz
  3. Lesson 2: Preaching and Teaching to Bring Transformation
    11 Topics
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    1 Quiz
  4. Lesson 3: The Congregational Worship Service
    9 Topics
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    1 Quiz
  5. Lesson 4: A Pentecostal Theology and Practice of the Sacraments
    7 Topics
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    1 Quiz
  6. Lesson 5: Serving Families in Times of Celebration and Crises
    7 Topics
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    1 Quiz
  7. Lesson 6: The Pastor and Biblical Counseling
    8 Topics
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    1 Quiz
  8. Lesson 7: Developing and Leading Small Group Ministry
    7 Topics
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    1 Quiz
  9. Lesson 8: Essential Elements of Effective Youth and Children's Ministry
    7 Topics
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    1 Quiz
  10. Course Evaluation Survey
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Serving families during times of celebration and crises provides us with the opportunity to give a part of ourselves without expecting anything in return. The feeling is even greater when we do it intentionally and with empathy. The intentional practices of a pastoral ministry that provides support during times of celebration and crises promote restoration, growth, liberation, and empowerment to those who receive their benefits and services. Serving individuals and families during these times makes them happier, increases the sense of belonging, brings them closer to humility, increases a healthy self-esteem rather than the ego, strengthens relationships, etc.

The church also benefits because a healthy church is one whose leadership has the capacity to think critically, to adopt a holistic theology, and the ability to put into practice appropriate functions and skills for pastoral service. In turn, serving families during times of celebration and grief provides us with the opportunity to address the needs of people and opens the way for a ministry of support, healing, and growth. 

Reflection

Reflect on the lesson and answer the following questions: What are the benefits to families who are served well by the church during times of celebration and crises? What are the benefits to the local church when they intentionally serve families well during times of celebration and crises?