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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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Frequently, our experiences open paths to the truths and values that shape our personality. It is through these experiences that we grasp an understanding for both the festive and hopeful side of reality. Families are formed according to the determination of what they celebrate and how they celebrate it. They have celebrations in order to create expectations of unity, share mutual expressions of love and joy, engage in religious experiences, and develop healthier families. We also know that families are exposed to critical times we call crises. Some crises happen because they are a part of life’s natural course; while others are not related to its vital cycle but are instead related to unforeseen circumstances. Either way, during these times families must face the challenge to modify their accustomed responses to recurring internal and external stress factors.

Times of celebration and crises within the family offer the church and the pastor the opportunity to provide effective ministry. They may often do this with a biblical and theological reflection that enhances these events. It is the goal of this lesson to equip participants with basic knowledge and needed tools that will enable them to effectively minister to their congregants and to the community during these times.