case study, ministry, pastoral, prayer, ministering, sermon
Bible Study; Lecture; Sermon Prep
A New Approach to Self-Improvement in Ministering to tlle Individual
Ministering to a congregation is not only preaching. I entered the ministry laboring under the false impression that it is. Didn't all my friends urge me to study for the ministry because I had won the county oratorical contest two years in succession? Didn't I learn from the Apology itself that "there is nothing which holds people with the church more effectively than a good sermon"? Didn't Luther have so many hearers because he was a good preacher? I would develop my preaching and build up a congregation by "compelling them to come in" in that way.
Religious Thought, Theology and Philosophy of Religion
Laity; Ministers; Scholars
Kettner, Elmer A.
"Studying Case Histories,"
Concordia Theological Monthly: Vol. 12, Article 39.
Available at: https://scholar.csl.edu/ctm/vol12/iss1/39