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Achieving Ministerial Excellence
As the twenty-first century approaches, the gospel ministry in general, and Seventh-day Adventist ministry in particular, is under increasing scrutiny. On the one hand there is question about ministerial preparedness in providing direction and spiritual leadership for the new millennium. On the other hand, there is question about the relevancy of the Advent message and how well it can meet the new millennial challenges. Put another way, the question can be phrased, "How well is ministry facilitating preparation for the soon coming of Jesus Christ?"
Emotional Intelligence & the Pastorate: "A Tool for Ministry"
Tough, Tender and Transformational: A Tool for Ministry EI and the Pastorate: A system for managing emotions and creating positive outcomes
Delbert W. Baker, PhD, Oakwood UniversitySouthern Union Conference MinisteriumDaytona Beach, Florida
From Exile to Prime Minister
How Samson Kisekka, a Christian Physician, is Successfully Leading Uganda from Ruin to Restoration
Kisekka was born on 23 June 1912 in Mengo, Kampala, Uganda and grew up near what would become Uganda's capital, Kampala. He attended the Makerere University Medical School and became a respected doctor. Eventually he entered politics and, disagreeing with Uganda's dictatorships, went into exile.
After becoming an ally of Yoweri Museveni, he served as an international spokesman for his rebel group, the National Resistance Movement.
Black, or African-American, Seventh -day Adventists constitute a true minority of a minority. They are members of a denomination that is itself a minority within the Christian community. And they are a cultural minority within their chosen spiritual household.
As this volume reminds us, the experiences of African-American Seventh-day Adventists are different from those of other American Seventh-day Adventists. They also differ from other African-American churchgoers who belong to the all-Black denominations that house more than 80 percent of African-American Christians.