Welcoming Marriage

Helps churches get to grips with the 2008 Marriage Measure, which allows couples to be more flexible in their choice of church.

Welcoming Marriage

Helps churches get to grips with the 2008 Marriage Measure, which allows couples to be more flexible in their choice of church. Covers pastoral care, making your church welcoming to prospective couples, and complete coverage of the new legislation.

Handbook Of Ceremonies

Dag Heward-Mills is the author of many books, including the bestselling “Loyalty and Disloyalty”.

Handbook Of Ceremonies

Dag Heward-Mills is the author of many books, including the bestselling “Loyalty and Disloyalty”. He is the founder of the United Denominations originating from the Lighthouse Group of Churches which currently has three thousand churches. Dag Heward-Mills, an international evangelist, ministers in international Healing Jesus Campaigns and conferences all over the world. For more information, visit www.daghewardmills.org.

Ready Set Lead

Packed with practical tips, reproducible pages, checklists, and suggested resources, this ready-to-use resource helps first-time pastors or those new to an established church get started the first day and the first Sunday.

Ready  Set  Lead

Packed with practical tips, reproducible pages, checklists, and suggested resources, this ready-to-use resource helps first-time pastors or those new to an established church get started the first day and the first Sunday.

The Marriage Ceremony

This handbook makes a great gift for a newly ordained Minister of the Gospel or Seminary Graduate! This handbook has been designed to assist the Pastor or Minister of the Gospel in performing Marriage Ceremonies.

The Marriage Ceremony

This handbook makes a great gift for a newly ordained Minister of the Gospel or Seminary Graduate! This handbook has been designed to assist the Pastor or Minister of the Gospel in performing Marriage Ceremonies. The easy "step-by-step" format is simple to follow and has spaces provided to insert the names of the Bride and Groom. The three main ceremonies are included in this handbook: 1. The Traditional Wedding Ceremony which incorporates scripture reading and charges to the bride, the groom, the witnesses in the wedding party and also the audience. The author has been using this system extensively for over 20 years and has never failed to get several compliments on the ceremony. 2. The Civil Ceremony. This is a short, easy and quick wedding ceremony. It is often performed at City Hall, but be used anywhere. The author has even used in a local jail where an inmate and his fiance were married! It "mentions" God, but not to the extent of the other two types of ceremonies. 3. The "Episcopalian" Ceremony. This is a longer ceremony (very rarely used by the author) and incorporates the taking of communion as well as all the other elements of the Traditional Ceremony. This handbook is a compilation of many different marriage manuals the author has used for over 20 years of performing marriage ceremonies. Taking "the best" sections from various manuals and combining them into one, "easy to use" handbook and written in a "Step-by-Step" format allows the user to immediately take this Handbook and perform marriage ceremonies like they have been doing it for years!

The New Guidebook for Pastors

The New Guidebook for Pastors is written in the tradition of classics like Criswell's Guidebook for Pastors.

The New Guidebook for Pastors

The New Guidebook for Pastors is written in the tradition of classics like Criswell's Guidebook for Pastors. But since most pastoral guidebooks available today date back to 1980 or earlier, this new resource by Mac Brunson and James W. Bryant will offer fresh experience-based encouragement to all pastors in their pursuit of excellence and development in their God-called profession. Among the twenty chapters are "The Pastor and His Call," "The Pastor and His Family," "The Pastor and His Staff," "The Pastor and Worship," "The Pastor and Finances," "The Pastor, Wedding, and Funerals," "The Pastor, Politics, and Moral Issues," and "The Pastor and His Denomination."

Help I m a Pastor

or to perform their daughter's wedding ("You confirmed her: she wants you!"), or
to conduct their father's funeral ("We don't even know the new pastor!")? You
gently guide them toward their new shepherd, as you counted on your
predecessor ...

Help  I m a Pastor

Richard Armstrong and Kirk Morledge present this practical guide for pastoral ministry, offering counsel about a wide range of topics related to a pastor's professional ministry and personal life. Topics include beginning a new ministry, balancing one's personal life and ministry, wrestling with conflict, worrying about church finances, and preaching. This introduction to ministry can function as a textbook as well as an invaluable handbook or desk reference for pastors in the midst of congregational ministry.

Making the Most of Weddings

Is your church making the most of weddings? This guide helps develop your ministry to wedding couples by making positive initial contacts, organising the service, offering advice, and promoting your church as an attractive venue.

Making the Most of Weddings

Is your church making the most of weddings? This guide helps develop your ministry to wedding couples by making positive initial contacts, organising the service, offering advice, and promoting your church as an attractive venue.

The Pastor s Wedding Manual

A collection of creative wedding ceremonies and helps to guide the pastor in making the wedding service a worshipful experience.

The Pastor s Wedding Manual

A collection of creative wedding ceremonies and helps to guide the pastor in making the wedding service a worshipful experience.

The Effective Pastor

Also it is important that the wedding coordinator be someone who can work in
harmony with the pastor, so that the couple receives one clear signal instead of
two competing ones. THE WEDDING HANDBOOK The pastor's second valuable
ally ...

The Effective Pastor

What can I say to parents who have lost an infant? Where do I find the time to be a good pastor and a loving husband and father too? These are just some of the tough questions most pastors ask at one time or another. And the answers don't come easy. Robert Anderson's practical guide to the pastoral ministry highlights the many aspects of a pastor's job. his qualifications, prerequisites, and requirements, his relationships with his wife and family, his congregation, those outside the congregation, and in counseling and visitation his tasks, including worship services, the Lord's Supper and baptism, evangelism, weddings, funerals, and special events. his administrative tasks such as public relations, correspondence, Christian education, youth and music ministries, and encouraging fellowship. Here is a volume of excellent ideas, advice, and general rules for the contemporary pastor in his ever-changing ministry.

Preparing Couples for Marriage

Preparing Couples for Marriage by Les C. Wicker is a wedding scripture text and prayer book entailing premarriage counseling and marriage counseling topics along with the following topics: - marriage counseling - Christian marriage ...

Preparing Couples for Marriage

Preparing Couples for Marriage by Les C. Wicker is a wedding scripture text and prayer book entailing premarriage counseling and marriage counseling topics along with the following topics: - marriage counseling - Christian marriage counseling - premarriage counseling - premarriage counseling online books - premarriage counseling - marriage counseling Christian - Christian counseling free marriage -wedding preparation checklist - wedding scripture - wedding scripture and prayer - wedding scripture texts - wedding scripture readings - wedding bible scripture

Equipped for Good Work

A practical handbook for today's pastors. Extensively updated to aid in meeting the increased demands and challenges of twenty-first-century ministry, this edition includes expanded indexes, reading lists, and technological suggestions.

Equipped for Good Work

A practical handbook for today's pastors. Extensively updated to aid in meeting the increased demands and challenges of twenty-first-century ministry, this edition includes expanded indexes, reading lists, and technological suggestions. Covering everything from policy programming to organizational management, each invaluable chapter serves as a vital resource for ministers facing the challenges of pastoral work today.

Bridal Guide R Magazine s New Etiquette for Today s Bride

Bridal Guide Magazine, Diane Forden. “church shopping” and will only perform
weddings for ... Start by visiting each other's churches or temples and
familiarizing yourself with therituals of each religion. One ofthe benefits ofan
interfaith, ...

Bridal Guide  R  Magazine s New Etiquette for Today s Bride

With more than 2.5 million weddings per year in the U.S., this guide is an absolute necessity when it comes to answering not only customary etiquette questions, but also the thornier, more modern problems that today's brides face. Bridal Guide is the #1 bridal magazine for female readers 18-34. The As a foremost expert on all things wedding-related, the editor-in-chief of the magazine -- and the author of this book! -- has appeared on Good Morning America, the Today show, and E! Style, among others. This guide is committed to helping you find bridal market promotions, including launch parties, tie-ins with advertisers, contests, and bridal fashion shows. This is the third book in Bridal Guide's wedding series. For more from Diane Forden, check out How to Plan the Perfect Wedding...Without Going Broke! and How to Choose the Perfect Wedding Gown.

The One Hour Marriage Guide

The pastor who officiated a friend's wedding recently confessed to an affair that
apparently commenced about the time of this friend's divorce (quite a few years
ago). My friend wondered why he did not hear from this pastor after his divorce, ...

The One Hour Marriage Guide

The One-Hour Marriage Guide gets straight to the point and gives you a practical understanding of marriage and divorce issues in short, easy to read chapters. The book is helpful for young couples considering marriage, married couples, the divorced, and people considering remarriage. Read it in an hour, benefit for life. Seriously.

Pastor s Complete Wedding Ceremonies Guide

"This guide contains twenty complete wedding ceremonies that can be used by a pastor (or other officient) to perform a wedding that will be remembered by all who participate.

Pastor s Complete Wedding Ceremonies Guide

This Guide contains twenty complete wedding ceremonies that can be used by a pastor (or other officiant) to perform a wedding that will be remembered by all who participate. They are all written from a Christian perspective. You can use these ceremonies "as is" or mix and match them to suit your particular needs. Also included are samples of wedding vows that can be used with any of the included ceremonies. These wedding ceremonies and vows have been compiled from various sources throughout the years, then edited and rewritten to fit the editor's style. No originality is claimed.

The Pastor s Guide to Leading and Living

Across the years I have observed that there is nothing, outside of the pastor
leading his people to Christ, that binds the pastor's and the people's hearts
together like weddings, funerals, and baby dedications. As years of pastoral
ministry turn ...

The Pastor s Guide to Leading and Living

The Pastor's Guide to Leading and Living is the perfect resource for both new and seasoned pastors. This book includes tips on topics like a pastor’s finances, politics and the pulpit, the pastor’s family, church and conflict, church administration, pastoral care, and much more. Each chapter has scripture references and space to write notes. Features include: Twenty-six chapters of vital information and advice for preachers from a trusted pastor Sections to jot down notes Convenient and easy to carry anywhere a pastor may be called to serve "Dr. O. S. Hawkins combines the heart of a pastor and the skill of a great leader. In this powerful new book he provides pastors with a wealth of both spiritual and practical advice. He has distilled a lifetime of pastoral experience and reflection into one unprecedented volume. Every pastor needs this book, and should keep it within a short reach." R. Albert Mohler, Jr., President The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary Louisville, Kentucky "Few men have moved from pastorate into denominational service and yet maintained pastoral connections and perspectives as has O.S. Hawkins. This book, The Pastor’s Guide to Leading and Living, is proof enough of this affirmation. Exceptional chapters include those discussing the pastor and his preaching, his partner, his priorities, his pressures, the poor, and the prize. Although most pastors’ manuals, however valuable, are not the most interesting reading, this volume is scintillating and constructive to a degree that I have seldom seen." Paige Patterson President Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary Fort Worth, TX "My life long friend O.S. Hawkins provides one of the very best resources imaginable to guide pastors and church leaders towards excellence in ministry. His focus on authenticity and practical effective pastoral life and leadership will resonate with every servant of Christ. This book will be a model for Christian ministry for years to come." Jack Graham Pastor, Prestonwood Baptist Church

Cohabiting Couples and Cold Feet

It next unpacks the marriage rite itself, within contemporary and traditional viewpoints. Finally, the book addresses the critically important application of long-term support for the couple throughout their married lives.

Cohabiting Couples and Cold Feet

Clergy today are faced with a profound shift in American attitudes about marriage that affects the role they play with each couple. Our society at large today has strikingly different attitudes from those of just fifty years ago. Couples today are more likely to have cohabited before marriage, more likely to have children born out of wedlock, more likely to be married outside of the church, and more likely to be previously divorced than were their counterparts of the mid-20th century. This new pastoral resource, grounded in real-life examples, will be an important new pastoral tool for clergy and seminarians in the Episcopal Church and other mainline Protestant churches. It is organized chronologically, beginning with how to engage the couple making a first-time contact with a member of the clergy. It next unpacks the marriage rite itself, within contemporary and traditional viewpoints. Finally, the book addresses the critically important application of long-term support for the couple throughout their married lives.

The Unofficial Guide to Maui

Lovers can get married at sunset on a scenic golf course overlooking the sea,
barefoot on the beach at dawn, on a knoll by a tumbling waterfall, underwater
amid tropical fish, in special wedding chapels and churches old and new, on
sailboats ...

The Unofficial Guide to Maui

The Top 10 Ways The Unofficial Guide® to Maui Can Help You Have the Perfect Trip: Candid, critical, and objective information covering Maui, Molokai, and Lanai All major hotels and resorts rated and ranked for quality and value—plus, proven strategies for getting the best rates and tips for B & B and condo stays Detailed reviews and ratings for 30 diverse restaurants, with a culinary guide to Hawaii's regional dishes The inside story on the top attractions, including Haleakala National Park and other natural wonders, ancient temples and historic homes, museums and art galleries, even a winery A complete guide to exploring the awe-inspiring islands of Maui County, from winding cliffside drives to strolls along the beach Advice for families on how to have a Maui vacation that keeps everyone thrilled The best places to shop for haute couture and kitsch alike, especially local art, aloha shirts, and Hawaiian music Where to get wet: the best beaches for tanning, surfing, snorkeling, and scuba diving All the details on Maui's world-famous golf courses The complete rundown on Maui nightlife, from bonfire luaus to bars and clubs Get the unbiased truth on hundreds of hotels, restaurants, attractions, and more in The Unofficial Guide® to Maui—the resource that helps you save money, save time, and make your trip the best it can be.

The Pastor s Guide to Weddings Funerals

And services exacted to the situation at hand.

The Pastor s Guide to Weddings   Funerals

These practical ideas will help you through the ethical dilemmas that arise when families gather to celebrate or grieve.

Equipped for Good Work

Equipped for Good Work


Pastor s Pal

A comprehensive handbook for pastoral ministry, published in a convenient format. Using Scripture as his guide, Banks makes suggestions for various special services, including weddings and funerals.

Pastor   s Pal

A comprehensive handbook for pastoral ministry, published in a convenient format. Using Scripture as his guide, Banks makes suggestions for various special services, including weddings and funerals. He also provides practical advice for the local pastor in dealing with issues of the congregation, such as baptism, divorce, counseling, & communion.