The Pastor's Heart interviews - from www.thepastorsheart.net
Albert Bernstein calls them ‘Emotional Vampires’
How do I (as a senior pastor) express the love of Jesus to those with different personality disorders: the narcissist, histrionic, paranoid personality disorder, OCD (both types), psychopaths, or the person with borderline personality disorder?
There are people in every church who consume much more than their fair share of everyone's time and energy, particularly the senior ministers time.
Jenni Woodhouse is a former chaplain to the Professional Standards Department of the Sydney Anglican Church and now is a chaplain to missionaries with the Church Missionary Society.
Sacrifice: Mikey Lynch on the tension between living the good life and dying to self.
Have you tried zealously to serve the Lord and hit the wall?
Are you living the sacrificial Christian life and wondering why so few are keeping up?
Do you regularly give spiritual advice to others?
Do you have the sneaking suspicion that you are not a real Christian?
We are talking about and with the minister who loses it all, when the diocese moves into apostasy, leaving you and your people as faithful followers of Christ Jesus, but without denominational support, stripped of your ministerial license, church building and house.
This week we talk to four men and one woman who have been and are in that situation.
The Anglican Dean of Sydney Kanishka Raffel and Senior Minister of MBM Rooty Hill Ray Galea join Dominic Steele, by the shores of Lake Galilee in Israel, to discuss last week’s important Anglican Gafcon Conference in Jerusalem.
Plus we play out an extended interview with Archbishop Nicholas Okoh, who serves as the Primate of the Church of Nigeria, Anglican Communion, with it's 25,000,000 million members and as the chairman of the Gafcon Primate’s Council.
How can you build a church building, so you don’t quit in the 12 months after the project is finished.
This is a discussion for pastors. But also for parish council and committees of management.
Andrew Robson has taken a lead roll in three major church building projects, two at EV Church, on the Central Coast of NSW, and is currently taking the lead at St Paul's Anglican Carlingford’s major rebuild.
When I rang him to line up this interview, he was standing over a pit of previously undiscovered asbestos.
We will be asking him about what he’s learned? What he wouldn’t do again?
But what are your questions about any aspect of building a new church building* Vision and ministry principles relating to building design,* Ministry philosophy of church buildings and space,* The value of aesthetics,* How much to spend on big ticket items like sound/AV, lighting, furniture?* How to resolve differences of opinion and make compromises?
Often when we hear the word 'multi-site' we think American mega churcThere’s the start of a trend for larger evangelical churches to switch strategies from planting daughter churches to becoming a multisite network of a man campus and a series of campuses.
There’s a nervousness among reformed evangelical complementarians about preaching any of the New Testament gender passages, but particularly 1 Corinthians 11:2-16, where the issue of head is discussed.
I asked a couple of friends to come and help me with my sermon preparation. I am hoping it might be useful to you as well.
It’s hard because we go into ministry because we like doing the ministry.
But if things are to grow, we need to step back and empower and encourage others in these roles.
This is true in kids ministry, but it’s true across the church.
I think this is one of the major factors that is hampering the growth of our churches.
We are talking this Tuesday with Sandy Galea, from MBM Rooty Hill in Sydney’s West and Kidswise about how to grow ministry teams.
Andrew Beddoe is asking about evangelical churches: Where are the tradies? Where are the factory workers? Retail workers? Those on social welfare benefits?
The stresses of pastoring are well known and can be a match for even the best-prepared, most experienced in ministry--multiple tasks, long hours, taxing responsibilities and challenging personalities. Donald Guthrie takes us through his thoughts on how to have fruitful ministry over the long haul.
Rolling out vision in an Evangelical Church! ’People don’t give to need, they give to vision.’
But what is vision and how do you come up with the vision, workshop with key stakeholders, communicate the vision, roll it out?
Our guest is Dean of Students at Sydney’s Moore Theological College Paul Grimmond. Paul has battled with anxiety all his adult life, and has been quite open about this. He wrote recently “‘Don’t be anxious about anything,’ Is that all God’s got to say?”
David Robertson is minister of St Peters Free Church in Dundee Scotland. He is also the associate director of the Solas Centre for Public Christianity.
He does a lot of writing – in newspapers, magazines, on the net and also books. He’s the author of Awakening (the life of Robert Murray McCheyne); The Dawkins Letters, Quench (cafe evangelism) and Magnificent Obsession. His latest book is called Engaging With Atheists.
The Wollongong region has just seen 60 churches band together in a combined effort to reach their district for Jesus. The initiative was conceived and lead by the senior minister of Wollongong Anglican cathedral, Sandy Grant.
Sandy joins Dominic Steele to talk through the wins and lessons from the mission, “Jesus is___”.
This is a special edition of The Pastor's Heart, linked to this month's national Australian ministry conference, Nexus, on to the topic of 'Every Member Ministry.'
Rachel Ciano lectures in church history at Sydney Missionary & Bible College and joins Dominic Stele to discuss the impact of the Reformation on the Roman Church.
Sam Chan is our guest on 'The Pastor's Heart' this afternoon talking about his new book 'Evangelism in a Skeptical World.'
It's a major work that will be used as a reference for quite a few years to come.
Sam and host Dominic Steele have both been thinking about the same issues for a long time. There's lots of areas of agreement, and some areas where they disagree.
This is a description of MBM kids from Sandy Galea: Two babies died, two mums have breast cancer, One baby was born profoundly deaf, another with down syndrome, we have a child suffering from multiple benign tumours, another in remission from cancer and we have kids suffering from anxiety and depression.
How can we help these children better deal with this?