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Friday, August 5, 2016

Modern Ministers Don't Just Tackle Spiritual Needs

Some church leaders have figured out that if they want to effectively serve their population, they have to do more than just encourage people to pray or read Bible verses during church. More and more, the modern ministry is about serving the full needs of the people. This is particularly important because of the way that many people view the church today. For many people, the church is a place where they go to get all their needs met. This means that pastors like David Taylor are learning to account for the shifting needs of their members. 

Many pastors are learning that physical healing is a critical part of being a pastor. While pastors cannot do what doctors can do, they can provide the necessary support that will help individuals get the most out of their treatment. Modern pastors are disavowing the old ministry methods of healing. They aren't making big promises to their church members about being healed from cancer in a matter of minutes. Rather, good pastors have learned that the best thing they can do is provide the sort of atmosphere where people feel supported. Those individuals can then go and fight cancer and other diseases with the help of a good team of medical professionals. 

In addition, modern ministry leaders are learning that church members need support in their personal and professional lives. People come to church today not just to learn about the Bible, but to learn how to get the most out of themselves. Some church leaders have learned to tailor their messages toward these particular needs. Each and every week within churches, there are people who are looking for a word of encouragement to help them get through a tough time at work. They are looking for a confidence boost to help them maximize their work performance. Pastors do not have to be silent about this. Rather, they can play an important role in helping people achieve these particular goals. 

Modern pastors are doing more than they ever have before. While pastors of old might have decided that spiritual needs were the only needs that mattered, modern pastors have started to learn that their success in the church depends heavily on their ability to meet all the needs of the people who choose to come to their church.





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