Posts belonging to Category Ministry

Priests for Today – Does Christian Ministry have a Future?

Posted by Rev Peter Thomas – Minister of North Springfield Baptist Church and Treasurer of CBM. The priests in the Old Testament, the Tribe of Levi, had very special duties and very special privileges. They were the cornerstone of the faith and religion of Israel. The word priest or priesthood occurs a staggering 937 times in […]

The value of Pastoral Supervision

Member of CBM Board, Rev Dr Paul Goodliff introduces Pastoral Supervision. I have been indebted to pastoral supervision from 2010–2014 in my then role as Head of Ministry for BUGB, and before that throughout the nineteen-nineties when last in pastoral charge in Hertfordshire. When I began my current pastorate in Abingdon in 2015 I immediately […]

Let us be concerned for our brother and sister ministers: Some reflections from Paul Beasley-Murray

Years ago, when I was a teenager, I was briefly into photography. I had an uncle who had a ‘dark room’ and he taught me how to develop my own black and white photographs. He also showed me how attaching a yellow filter to the lens of my camera could bring out things of which […]

The passionate leader

An article from Rev Dr Paul Beasley-Murray, Chair of CBM, from his blog www.paulbeasleymurray.com   I believe that first and foremost today’s pastors need to be leaders – and passionate leaders at that. Let me quote from the introduction to The Passionate Leader: The Four Foundations of Leadership which I have just co-authored with my […]

Making the most of “Ministry Sunday”

An article from Rev Dr Paul Beasley-Murray, Chair of CBM, from his blog www.paulbeasleymurray.com   Traditionally the third Sunday in Advent has been associated with the ministry of the church. On this day the lectionary readings focus on John the Baptist, the Forerunner.  So in the Church of England next Sunday the Gospel reading for […]

The Marks of Ministry in 2 Corinthians

This sermon is by Rev Peter Thomas, minister of North Springfield Baptist Church and CBM Treasurer. It comes from his blog at www.pbthomas.com/blog   The Church in Corinth was established around 51 AD through the preaching of the apostle Paul. We read in Acts 18 how Paul stayed with Aquila and Priscilla and worked with […]

The Ministry of Deacons in Acts 6:1-7

This sermon is by Rev Peter Thomas, minister of North Springfield Baptist Church and CBM Treasurer. It comes from his blog at www.pbthomas.com/blog   There is a question which folk who are new to our church will sometimes ask. Why is it that Baptist Churches are led by a Minister and this group of people […]

Baptist Journals and Other Biblical Studies, Theology, Missiology and Ministry Journals Online

Many journals of special interest to Baptists are available online. The website Theology on the Web carries back issues of a number of Baptist journals including Baptist Ministers’ Journal Baptist Quarterly BACUP Papers (The Network of Baptist Church Planters) The Fraternal Mainstream – Baptists for Life and Growth Transactions of the Baptist Historical Society as […]

Becoming a Servant – a Theology of Ministry

This message from Rev Peter Thomas of North Springfield Baptist Church was delivered at the Commissioning Service for Lyn, a Missionary departing to serve the church in Uganda with Africa Inland Mission. It speaks to missionaries, ministers, evangelists, church workers and everyone engaged in Christian Ministry about the nature of our calling. A church was […]

Commending the journal “Ministry Today UK”

For more than 20 years Ministry Today UK has been a unique resource providing a cross-denominational network for ministers and church leaders interested in: Exploring the new challenges of mission Sharpening their ministry skills Gaining new insights into pastoral care Reflecting on the practice of ministry Growing as a person Developing as a professional Ministry Today is […]