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Exploring Ministry Careers

A follower of Christ can give glory to God and serve Him in virtually any career choice. Of course, there are a number of ministry careers that make a more direct connection. Careers in ministry as well as careers in education, counseling and other fields focus on supporting the kingdom…

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Church Planting: Ministering to New Communities

Christ loved the church and gave Himself for her (Ephesians 5:25 NKJV). Although the biblical church is not a building — it is the body of Christ (Ephesians 1:22-23) and it is made up of people who put their faith in Him — local churches are a part of the…

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Grace Q&A Part 2: Practical Application of Ecclesiastes

A book titled Fear God and Keep His Commandments: A Practical Exposition of Ecclesiastes looks at Ecclesiastes not only from a theological perspective but also from a psychological one. It is authored by Grace professors Tiberius Rata, professor of Old Testament studies at Grace Theological Seminary, and Kevin Roberts, professor…

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Grace Q&A Part 1: Understanding Ecclesiastes

Two Grace professors have coauthored a new interdisciplinary book on Ecclesiastes titled Fear God and Keep His Commandments: A Practical Exposition of Ecclesiastes. It examines Ecclesiastes not only from a theological perspective but also from a psychological one. Authors Tiberius Rata, professor of Old Testament studies at Grace Theological Seminary,…

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Christian Premarital Counseling: What to Expect

Before getting married, couples often complete Christian premarital counseling at their church. Premarital counseling helps the couple understand and plan for a marriage that will glorify God. It also helps the couple set reasonable expectations. Churches vary in how they approach premarital counseling. For instance, it is common for a pastor…

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The Power of Prayer: Biblical and Theological Foundations

Prayer can be defined as talking to God, but it is much more than that. Prayer is an act of worship that glorifies God and reinforces our need for Him. Through living a life of prayer, we respond to Christ’s work of salvation and communicate with the very source of…

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To Serve and Glorify: The Theology of Work

Less than six months before he was assassinated, Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his “What Is Your Life’s Blueprint?” speech to a group of students at Barratt Junior High School in Philadelphia on October 26, 1967. King told the students that their life required a blueprint. He urged them to…

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Biblical Foundations in Therapy: Exploring Christian Counseling

More than 45 million Americans — approximately one in five adults — experienced a mental health issue in 2014, according to the Department of Health and Human Services. One in 10 young people experienced a period of major depression, and one in 25 Americans lived with a serious mental illness…

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How to Lead Christian Communities of Any Size

For a few decades now, there has been a steady migration from smaller church communities of less than 1,000 members to megachurches that can reach upwards of 20,000 worshippers every weekend. With the explosion of megachurches both in the United States and globally, many Christian leaders have altered how they serve…

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