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Paul Beasley-Murray

Senior Minister of Central Baptist Church, Chelmsford<br>and Chair of Ministry Today

Editorial (Issue 17)

The tyranny of preaching! Am I the only minister who regrets the failure of the French Revolution to establish a ten day week? As it is Sundays come round every seventh day, with the result that every seven days many, if not most, of us have to have two new ...

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Editorial (Issue 17)

The tyranny of preaching! Am I the only minister who regrets the failure of the French Revolution to establish a ten day week? As it is Sundays come round every seventh day, with the result that every seven days many, if not most, of us have to have two new ...

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Commissioning Of A Trainee Youth Minister (Issue 17)

Like a good number of other churches we have appointed a trainee youth minister. We marked the beginning of his training with a service of commissioning. In the hope that this might be of interest to other churches, I have taken the liberty of reproducing the form of words used ...

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The Countdown to the Millennium Has Begun! (Issue 16)

Only just over 150 days before the next Millennium. The question is: how should we celebrate the Millennium? Needless to say, as Christians we need to ensure that Christ is at the centre. We need to say loud and clear to the world that the Millennium marks the 2000th anniversary ...

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The Role of Care Group Leaders (Issue 15)

This short article consists of the instructions usually given to Care Group leaders in Victoria Road South Baptist Church, Chelmsford and gives an insight into the way in which one church enables and equips its team of pastoral care volunteers Care groups are the primary focus of pastoral care within ...

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Editorial (Issue 15)

Five years young! It was five years ago, on 21st March 1994, that the Richard Baxter Institute For Ministry was formally launched in the Council Chamber of the Free Church Federal Council in London's Tavistock Square. In our press release of that day we boldly stated: "The RBIM does not ...

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Editorial (Issue 14)

Ministry is tough! The first sermon I preached in my present church was on 1 Cor 16.9, where Paul writes: "I will stay... for a wide door for effective work has opened to me". I sought in my sermon to speak of the opportunities for Christian mission today. I admitted ...

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I Believe in the Church (Issue 14)

(As editor of Ministry Today I am always keen to encourage working ministers to write short practical articles reflecting on some aspect of their ministry. So as a working minister myself, I thought I would set an example by contributing a piece which arises directly out of my present ministry. ...

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I Believe in the Church (Issue 14)

(As editor of Ministry Today I am always keen to encourage working ministers to write short practical articles reflecting on some aspect of their ministry. So as a working minister myself, I thought I would set an example by contributing a piece which arises directly out of my present ministry. ...

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Editorial (Issue 13)

First two appeals for help from RBIM members. Over the last few years the RBIM Board has been very pleased with the high standard of articles we have been privileged to print in Ministry Today. However, we are conscious that we need to work more at earthing our articles in ...

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