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2005 - May - Scott’s Ramblings
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Scott’s Ramblings

Scott Severance's Blog

Does the Church Need a Doctor?

Filed under: Ministry, Sermons — Scott Severance at 5:10 pm on Saturday, May 28, 2005

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I believe that Natural Church Development (NCD) is important for every church that wants to grow. And growth is at the center of the church’s mission. Here’s the outline for a sermon I preached this Sabbath that introduces NCD. If I have time, perhaps I’ll write a full-text version. For now, I hope this makes sense.

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Discipleship

Filed under: Ministry, Other — Scott Severance at 8:43 pm on Saturday, May 14, 2005

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My friend, Dee, wrote a great article on discipleship. He’s posted his notes for a sermon he preached to fellow theology majors at SWAU (Southwestern Adventist University, Keene, TX).

Humility vs. Pride

Filed under: Ministry, Bible Studies — Scott Severance at 10:23 pm on Friday, May 13, 2005

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Philippians is one of my favorite books. We’ve been studying it as a group during prayer meeting, and it seems like I’m always seeing something new in it! Lately, we’ve been in chapter 2. What strikes me about this passage is the importance of humility.

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Prayer Meeting Program

Filed under: Ministry, Other — Scott Severance at 10:58 pm on Thursday, May 12, 2005

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I’ve been asked to write down what I’ve been doing for prayer meeting in my Marshall and Linden churches. It’s quite simple, really. Here’s what I’m doing.

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Coaching for Ministry

Filed under: Ministry, Other — Scott Severance at 5:22 pm on Thursday, May 12, 2005

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I’ve been reading a book that is revolutionizing the way I think about ministry. The book is Coaching 101: Discover the Power of Coaching by Robert E. Logan and Sherilyn Carlton (St. Charles, IL: ChurchSmart Resources, 2003). The basis of this book is success—as they define it: To be successful, “find out what God wants you to do, and do it” (page 23). This is such a simple concept, and yet it is very profound and all-encompassing. (Read on …)

 

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