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I Am Thankful For Other Ministries (Episode 073) - Tiim Talks

During this week of a national day of Thanksgiving in the United States, Dr. Al and Pastor Dan reflect on ministries which have touched their lives. "When the flower of gratitude dies within a man's heart, that man is well nigh hopeless." Dr. Bob Jones

Duration: 00:16:41

Financial Counseling (Episode 072) - Tiim Talks

Many of the situations preachers are dealing with are financial problems that their members are experiencing. Your two hosts give a sample of financial counseling. If you are spending more than you make, you are in serious trouble. Be disciplined and stay on a schedule. Control your spending. Encourage your people to attend financial seminars - or provide some for them. Learn that you don't need to get everything your parents have in five years.

Duration: 00:19:12

Family Counseling (Episode 071) - Tiim Talks

Counseling children is on the rise and parents have multiple questions today concerning how to rear their children and help them deal with their relationships. Be circumspect when disciplining your children in public today. Friendships, making friends, avoiding bad friends, learning to socialize with others when being homeschooled. Many teens struggle with their identity today - often feeling the pressure from external sources. Learn and memorize many of the foundational passages concerning...

Duration: 00:19:54

Marriage Counseling (Episode 070) - Tiim Talks

Your hosts give advice and lend their experience as they examine the topic of conducting biblical marriage counseling with church members. Every pastor needs to be reminded that your congregation basically views you as an expert in the Bible, so you can take the Bible and apply it to living. Have some requirements in counseling to show earnestness and dedication. Seek confirmation that both spouses are dedicated to seeing their marriage improve. There are a host of resources available to use...

Duration: 00:19:40

Sermon Preparation: Adding Life to A Message (Episode 069) - Tiim Talks

Your hosts, Al Stone & Dan Wolvin, address the topic of helping our messages come to life - using illustrations in a sermon. Object lessons always keep people's attention - just be sure to practice it enough to ensure success. Acting out stories can liven a message. Sometimes the use of music in a message can have a powerful effect upon the listener. Be careful about using videos in a message. If you use someone else's personal illustration, be honest and don't say that it actually...

Duration: 00:18:40

Sermon Preparation: The Aim or Goal of A Message (Episode 068) - Tiim Talks

Your hosts review sermon preparation and its aim or purpose. Are your sermons normally considered a 'shotgun-type' message or a 'rifle' message? Can the person in the pew condense your message into one or two sentences? Normally, the last point of the message begins the conclusion and begins to wrap up the message. Many preachers begin their sermon with a question - and then the sermon answers that question throughout the message. One of the benefits of going through a book of the Bible in...

Duration: 00:18:25

Sermon Preparation: Deciding on A Text (Episode 067) - Tiim Talks

Dr. Al & Pastor Dan discuss how they arrive on a particular text to use in their sermons. Most commonly the text comes from personal Bible reading. Occasionally you may hear another sermon and wish to study on it yourself. Church members may have questions or there may be a problem in the church which needs to be addressed. A world event may be the driving force to address a particular topic. There is a 'debate' among many Baptist preachers between being a topical preacher or an exegetical...

Duration: 00:17:59

Being Distressed in The Ministry (Episode 066) - Tiim Talks

Pastors Dan Wolvin & Al Stone lightheartedly address the issue of dealing with things which personally bother and affect them. Some of these may be rather universal, others may be particular just to them. Whether it may be a humorous or serious incident, we are constantly reminded that two of the aspects of the fruit of the Spirit is temperance (self-control) and longsuffering.

Duration: 00:18:55

Dealing With Disturbances in The Service (Episode 065) - Tiim Talks

Dr. Al & Pastor Dan relate various stories of disturbances in the church services. The pastor needs a sense of humor or he can become very agitated - which would even amplify the disturbance.

Duration: 00:18:06

Dealing With Distractions (Episode 064) - Tiim Talks

The two Baptist pastors discuss various things which distract them from being focused in their priorities in the ministry. Sometimes it is a church member who doesn't seem to be on the same page. Hearing of problems, someone leaving the church, discovering the special music is not prepared or any other negative problem moments before going to the pulpit to preach. Throughout the week interruptions to our schedule are often difficult, such as illness, home emergencies, etc. While we...

Duration: 00:19:05

Addressing Gender Blending PART 3 (Episode 063) - Tiim Talks

In Part 3 of this series, the pastors discuss some foundational reasons why we should stand for Scripture in the face of an ever-hostile community. Our children are constantly being assaulted with the message of acceptance through education and through media. Members from the LGBT-Q community are very active and organized in legislative areas. As believers,our attention needs to be focused on changing the world with the Gospel, not necessarily only focused on opposing the LGBT-Q community....

Duration: 00:17:18

Addressing Gender Blending PART 2 (Episode 062) - Tiim Talks

Pastor Dan & Dr. Al address dealing with the LGBT-Q community as an entity. The steps which the homosexual community is taking as they have addressed our society could be labeled as Toleration, Interaction, Validation and then Participation. As we deal with any individual with the Gospel we should be compassionate and understanding. As we deal with this community as a whole we need to be clear and bold. We need to understand that anyone who makes obstructions to the entire LGBT-Q agenda...

Duration: 00:18:18

Addressing Gender Blending PART 1 (Episode 061) - Tiim Talks

As society changes, how do independent Baptists address those changes? In this episode Dr. Al & Pastor Dan examine how to deal scripturally as we interact with members of the homosexual community. Everyone is welcome in our churches. We exist to give all people the Gospel. Any sexual activity outside the boundary of marriage is sin. There are those that are born without an attraction to the opposite sex. Biblical preaching is not adapting a sermon for those attending the service; either...

Duration: 00:18:18

Physician, Heal Thyself (Episode 060) - Tiim Talks

Dr. Al & Pastor Dan encourage pastors, as well as all those on the platform, to reexamine themselves to see if they really are putting their best foot forward and are making the best impression for Christ that they can. Be sure that your appearance is as pleasing as possible. Your demeanor and platform presence should be inviting. Make sure your suit fits properly. Your demeanor on the platform does not need to be demeaning. We ought to seek for people to have a positive experience in our...

Duration: 00:19:50

A Fresh Set of Eyes on Your Church Service (Episode 059) - Tiim Talks

Our Baptist preacher pals seek to encourage every pastor, staff member and church member to look at their church services through the eyes of a guest. It may greatly enhance the way we conduct them. The first person to greet your new guests: give them clear directions. Start on time, be clear in your instructions and be joyful that you are there. Don't assume everyone has an independent Baptist background and understand how our services are conducted. Be sure the pulpit, platform and...

Duration: 00:16:19

A First Impression of Your Church Episode 058 - Tiim Talks

Dr. Al Stone and Pastor Dan Wolvin bring to mind the importance of your first impression to guests who may attend your church for the first time. The lawn, bushes, flower beds need to be properly maintained. The sign needs to be attractive and in good repair. The building needs to be clean and painted. The parking lot should be clearly marked and well-lighted. The garbage and trash which may blow onto your grounds should be picked up. The entrance needs to be clearly marked. The inside of...

Duration: 00:16:52

What If It WEREN’T Today? Episode 057 - Tiim Talks

Continuing the theme of the week, our two pastors address the topic of seasoned men in the ministry who have not yet prepared for retirement. If you are older in the ministry and have not yet prepared, you need to be very aggressive. Contact a professional who can help advise you. Consider investing in real estate - if the market in your area is appropriate. Some pastors place any love offering they receive into a savings/retirement account. It is unfair and unreasonable to expect the...

Duration: 00:17:13

Life Before The Rapture Episode 056 - Tiim Talks

Dr. Al & Pastor Dan discuss the topic of young men and preparing properly for retirement. Start early - even if it is something very small. Use a professional to set up a retirement account. Make saving a priority.

Duration: 00:18:28

Keeping the Bi-Vocational Pastor Encouraged Episode 054 - Tiim Talks

Dr. Stone & Pastor Wolvin attempt to encourage the bi-vocational pastor in his duties and efforts to do the work of the ministry. Do what is necessary - God will provide. Remember that others have gone before you and have done the same thing. Don't compare yourself with someone else - every situation is different. Teach your congregation the benefits of having a full time pastor.

Duration: 00:14:28

Questions A Bi-Vocational Pastor Must Answer Episode 053 - Tiim Talks

Your hosts address questions each bi-vocational pastor and church must answer for themselves. There is not a "one size fits all" template. Should you seek support? If so, how long should you expect that support? What are the advantages and disadvantages of a pastor working another job? Do you support missionaries? How many ministries do you start within the church? Do you and your church have a plan for you to become full time?

Duration: 00:15:26

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