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Minister's Toolbox is all about helping church leaders with encouragement, tools and resources to be more effective in ministry. 1500 pastors leave the ministry each month. That trend needs to stop! Casey and Patti Sabella have been in the ministry for several decades and offer practical advice for overcoming the many challenges that come working as a minister. Their 2 daughters, two sons and their respective spouses work with them in the ministry.

Minister's Toolbox is all about helping church leaders with encouragement, tools and resources to be more effective in ministry. 1500 pastors leave the ministry each month. That trend needs to stop! Casey and Patti Sabella have been in the ministry for several decades and offer practical advice for overcoming the many challenges that come working as a minister. Their 2 daughters, two sons and their respective spouses work with them in the ministry.
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Minister's Toolbox is all about helping church leaders with encouragement, tools and resources to be more effective in ministry. 1500 pastors leave the ministry each month. That trend needs to stop! Casey and Patti Sabella have been in the ministry for several decades and offer practical advice for overcoming the many challenges that come working as a minister. Their 2 daughters, two sons and their respective spouses work with them in the ministry.

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Episodes

EP 108: What Is Your Promised Land?

7/10/2018
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You have a vision for ministry anchored by the promises God has given to you. Peter told us that these and other promises enable us to become partakers of God's character and nature. How do the promises God gave you become a present reality?

Duration:00:14:06

EP 107: Just Who Do You Think You Are? (Part Two)

6/6/2018
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We continue our discussion about spiritual authority. How does it function through you in your church? What is legitimate authority and when should it be exercised? During the podcast, I mentioned my books. I also shared an upcoming book to be used as a handbook for pastors. Let me know if you would like to receive an advanced copy. At the end of the podcast, I also spoke about Wells For Zimbabwe. Click the link to learn more or contribute. Thank you for your support!

Duration:00:16:12

EP 106: Who Do You Think You Are? (Part One)

5/15/2018
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How much authority should pastors use to fulfill God's mandates for their ministry? What does genuine spiritual authority look like and why is it that few pastors understand it? If we are unsure whom God has called us to be, we will also be unclear about the authority He has called us to exercise. On today's show, the first in a two-part series: Who Do You Think You Are? During the podcast, I mentioned my book, When a Good Church Goes Bad available in paperback, Kindle and narrated on...

Duration:00:15:58

EP 105: How To Attract New People To Your Church

4/11/2018
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Jesus gave a very specific strategy for attracting new people to our churches. During today's podcast, I share the secret in plain sight which will yield results if followed. During the show, I shared a link for more information about an upcoming trip to Zimbabwe. You can access it here. In addition, I mentioned our free download page where you can access all our free downloads.

Duration:00:17:27

EP 104: The Fatal Flaw In Denominationalism

3/29/2018
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One attribute guaranteed to destroy any church of any size operates in stealth mode. To the trained eye, it is most visible in denominations or associations of churches. Can you guess what it is? We discuss it during today's show. A few of the links I mention: My first book, When A Good Church Goes Bad. My upcoming missions trip to Zimbabwe in August 2018.

Duration:00:16:35

EP 103: What Is Your Template For Ministry?

3/7/2018
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Templates are forms that help us be efficient with our time and presentation of the gospel. They can also become great hindrances to the activity of the Holy Spirit in our churches. How do we use templates in a way that glorify God and thus enhance our ministry? During the podcast, I mentioned you can get an example of a useable sermon template here. I also mentioned that all previous downloads are available here.

Duration:00:16:01

EP 102: How To Find New Leaders In Your Church

2/20/2018
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Anyone can select new leaders. That is easy. However, choosing the right people for leadership is critical. Failure to put the right people on the bus according to Jim Collins (Good To Great) can and will destroy any organization or church. How do we select the right leaders to carry on the vision we set in place? During the podcast, I share four key characteristics essential for choosing new leadership. During the podcast, I reference: Episode 75 addressing the issue of taxes for...

Duration:00:16:21

EP 101: Are You Building Christ's Kingdom Or Your Own?

2/1/2018
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Jesus told Peter that upon his confession of faith, He would build HIS Church. Without realizing it, most pastors are building their own kingdoms, not God's. How can I say that? During the podcast, I will share the unmistakable reason why this is unfortunately true with help to change. During the podcast, I mention a free download that you can access here.

Duration:00:18:20

EP 100: How To Stop Teaching False Doctrine (Part Two)

1/10/2018
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What is Arminianism and why does it matter? A great deal if it unknowingly affects how you preach and teach scripture. We examine this worldview and conclude this two-part series on false doctrine. Want to take advantage of all our free downloads? Just go to ministerstoolbox.com/downloads Transcript of Today's Show Last week I spoke with you about the seriousness God lays upon leaders to make sure they teach and preach sound doctrine or teaching. James the apostle puts it this way in...

Duration:00:13:41

EP 99: How To Stop Teaching False Doctrine

1/3/2018
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Leaders are charged with feeding our congregations with sound doctrine. Most of think our teaching is sound, but is it? During today's podcast we take on one of two sacred cows that blur the line between truth and error. I also mention a new feature on our website allowing you to access all the downloads we've offered during the first 98 episodes. You can access them for free here. Transcript of Today's Podcast Wait a minute. You don’t teach false doctrine…do you? Sound doctrine are...

Duration:00:16:16

EP 98: How To Stay Encouraged Even When You're Not

12/19/2017
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The #1 reason 1500 pastors leave the ministry each month is discouragement. Ministry work is much more challenging than people reaize. We deal with difficult problems, people and spiritual opposition each day. How do leaders stay encouraged even when their feelings say otherwise? During today's podcast i referenced Episode 13 about friendship with Ramin Salehi. Episode 20 shares more insights about how to beat the blues. I also mention quick tax advice for ministers here, and reference...

Duration:00:17:26

EP 97: Is Prophetic Ministry Valid for Today?

11/28/2017
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Why is prophetic ministry in our day and age so very important? During this podcast, I share about my recent visit to Zimbabwe and how prophetic ministry played such a practical and vital role. During the show, I invited people to get my free download. You can receive it here. Transcript of Today's Podcast Since my last podcast episode, life has changed dramatically and permanently for me. Prophetic ministry played a major role in this. Allow me to share my journey to Zimbabwe and what...

Duration:00:17:21

EP 96: Prophetic or Pathetic?

11/17/2017
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How do you as a leader view prophetic ministry? Do you think present-day prophecy is heresy or legitimate? What role do leaders play in teaching on or practicing prophetic ministry? During the podcast, I invited people to like my facebook page to receive live updates from Zimbabwe. You can do that here. Also, I will be posting pictures and perhaps audio from this trip on my blog here. Transcript of Today's Podcast Every minister is called by God to be prophetic. What does that mean?...

Duration:00:16:22

EP 95: Do You Have A Preacher's Voice?

11/8/2017
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Is the way we preach affecting how people receive what we have to say? A preacher's voice is often used to create more impact. Does it? What is a preacher's voice? Should we use one? Transcript of Today's Podcast Do you have a preacher’s voice? What is a preacher’s voice and does it matter? I think so. Back in a moment Hey everyone. Thank you so much for tuning in today. What exactly is a preacher’s voice? Well, before we talk about that, let me start by stating the obvious: If you are...

Duration:00:14:49

EP 94: Are You Reproachable? Part Two

11/1/2017
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This second part of a two-part series looks at how to live wisely as a minister. What does discernment actually mean? Probably not what you might expect. Without this crucial element, leaders can never succeed in their calling. During the podcast, I mentioned MileIQ. You can learn more here. I also mentioned the Zimbabwe Trip Follow the trip here. Leave a review for iTunes here. Transcript of Today's Podcast Paul instructed his protégé, Timothy, to find and develop new leaders who...

Duration:00:15:46

EP 93: Are You Reproachable?

10/18/2017
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Paul advises his protege Timothy to select leaders that are above reproach. What does that mean? Does today's church use improper standards to select its leaders? During today's podcast, I asked if you will give us an honest review on ITunes or Google Play. Would you do that now? For those who would like to help me in the effort to share with pastors in Zimbabwe next month, you can contribute here. Transcript of Today's Podcast When speaking of a potential leader, many ask if the...

Duration:00:13:40

EP 92: How Much Counseling Should You Do?

10/11/2017
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Many pastors spend quite a few hours counseling individuals and couples. How much counseling should you do? Some pastors do a lot; some very little. Is there a right balance? First of all, what is counseling all about? Typically, we are approached in our professional capacity by someone in or out of our congregation to spend an hour of time giving guidance to an individual or couple. The aim of counseling is to help them overcome a problem or challenge that has impeded their spiritual...

Duration:00:13:02

EP 91: 3 Tips To Train Your Congregation To Tithe

10/3/2017
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Your ministry will succeed or fail based largely on the giving habits of your congregation. How can you train them to be faithful tithers? 3 tips to ensure that people not only give generously, but grow into bona-fide disciples. During today's podcast, I offered an opportunity to support my upcoming missions trip to Zimbabwe, Africa in November of 2017. Here is the link to learn more about this trip. I also mentioned my book, When a Good Church Goes Bad, which is available in three...

Duration:00:13:50

EP 90: Ethical Standards To Live By (Part Two)

9/20/2017
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In this second seminar, I address the issue of ethics a leader must display to the public. Our character speaks much louder than our sermons, and how we conduct ourselves among our neighbors has a huge impact. The next issue is how we relate to fellow spiritual leaders. Truthfully, this is the Church's greatest scandal as pastors compete with each other like immature school children for attention and recognition. Is it any wonder that God does so little with us collectively in a region?...

Duration:00:45:03

89: Ethical Standards To Live By (Part One)

9/12/2017
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We open the Fall Season with a two-part series on ministerial ethics. How should leaders behave in their personal lives and what are the consequences if they don't? We eavesdrop on a seminar to emerging leaders to explore how Christ wants ministers to conduct themselves. During the podcast, the speaker mentions the basic rules Billy Graham adhered to throughout his career. You can download this for free here. The speaker is Howard Renker, Sr. Pastor of Bethel Christian Church in Bristol,...

Duration:00:29:59