Category Archives: 3rd Party Solutions

Resolving Conflict in the Church

1 Corinthians 14:33 For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as in all churches of the saints. I. ALL PARTIES MUST RECOGNIZE SPIRITUAL AUTHORITY Hebrews 13:5 Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with … Continue reading

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They Must Assist

Brother Lewis, Enclosed is something we talked about when you were here in March at Northgate. It adds some further thought to what you said about pastors not preparing for “retirement” from churches they put so many years into. This … Continue reading

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Deacons AND Trustees?

Deacons and trustees are often the same individuals. This is not necessarily a bad thing and in some cases is a very good thing.   It is perhaps overlooked by many that deacons and trustees have two very different roles. … Continue reading

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Request For Information

This is a sample of the questions that should be asked by a ministry candidate before he commits to accept the pastorate of a church. He needs to know as much about the church as the church knows about him … Continue reading

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Applications, Questionnaires and Openness

When a pulpit committee offers a questionnaire to be filled out by a prospective candidate for the pastorate there are several things that should be considered. You are the one who presumes to have a calling from God You need … Continue reading

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3PS-Frankenstein Fellowship of Churches?

The Phenomenon of the Frankenstein Fellowship of Churches Someone actually stated the other day that there was no Biblical precedent for a preacher to stay in one place for decades… As if like Congress they should have term limits.. Where … Continue reading

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3rd Party Solutions – Vol 01 – Issue 01

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Churches are Autonomous – Pastors are Not

  The Bible NEVER says that we Independent Fundamental Baptist pastors are autonomous.  We are INDEPENDENT of each other, but one hundred percent dependent on Jesus Christ and need to be doing what he says, not whatever we want to … Continue reading

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Wrong Ways to Call a New Pastor

Any pastor who has been in the ministry very long has been asked to recommend someone to an empty pulpit. Actually this is a good thing if handled with a sense of Biblical responsibility. It is the case that this … Continue reading

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Close Ailing Churches?

There is a healthy enthusiasm for planting churches. It is preached and taught at Bible colleges everywhere. Planting churches is certainly Biblical.  Church planters are to be admired and supported in prayer and finances. Statistics tell us that many churches … Continue reading

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