Each type of chaplaincy has its unique characteristics but overall a chaplain’s duty is to provide for the spiritual wellbeing of those he is serving, no matter which field he chooses. In each different field chaplains are able to fill a role that full time pastors cannot. Since chaplains are out among those they are ministering too, they have a level of access that pastors do not. However just like pastors, chaplains must have a personal conviction for the work they do. “Outside of assurance of personal conversion to Christ, no other spiritual conviction will help a pastor in his journey more than a firm conviction that God has called him to preach.
The days of our lives are structured around cycles of work, eating, family and recreation times. Any of these activities can become boring if we don't strive to find something interesting or enjoyable about them. The objective in going to church is to seek to build our relationship with God and others. I believe that if my church community takes steps forward in these resolutions it can bring a positive upraise in the attendance at CMC. Although I may not know some of the members that consist of this church, but I can also say that each and every member is apart of my family.
Up to the point of taking this class, I have been vehemently opposed to Social Networks. For me, they were such a waste of time and energy that could be used or spent with things or people in a much more worthy and valuable manner. Since this class and under the guidance of the Holy Spirit, I have decided to utilize several different social networks to start a “world changing” network to enhance and further my evangelistic ideas, as an accountability tool for my personal evangelism, as a tool for sharing, equipping and gaining servant evangelism partners, as tools for ministry work with the youth at my church, as well as encourage and pray for missionaries across the world. God has shown me a vision for the use of social networks that is good, decent and in order with His purpose. Knowledge From this class, the knowledge that I have gained in this class is not only priceless but everlasting.
There are so many solutions that people in the church can contribute to concerning social injustice. For example, people can arrange to meet with their pastor to bring up topics in church that would bring awareness to social injustice and that could cause a chain reaction for others to start talking about issues of society in a way that would inspire action. Also, someone could create a presentation about social issues and present it in their church. I feel the churches in today’s society do not deal with social justice issues, even though they may discuss them, but that is the only length they will go to. Churches need to go beyond just talking about social justice issues.
Both of these chapters were about culture knowledge and how we can’t accept other cultures because we think our way is the right way. They both used to be obstacles that stand in front of us and stop us from getting what we want. Now these problems are still affecting our lives. When we go to our church and get use to the programs and
Points thirty-two through forty summarize to say that letters of pardon by the Church do not represent true forgiveness of God. Forgiveness is granted only by God. Luther also stated that all the blessings of Christ come from God even without letters of pardon. Points forty through fifty-one can be summarized as the purchasing pardons is no replacement of one’s moral obligations for acts of love and kindness. Being a Christian involves devout prayer and good deeds for others.
The church of America is no longer living out scripture, producing disciples that make disciples, creating life change in the hearts of its congregants, striving for holiness or fulfilling the Great Commission. If one zooms in even further into the modern church and examines the core of an American youth group today, this problem is even more drastic with the majority of American teenagers not attending church, and a majority of church attending youth not striving for the faith. To combat this catastrophic problem within the American church, many well-intentioned people and groups of people have developed theologies and created movements in hopes of revitalizing the American church, one of these being Emerging Church Theology. The question at hand is not whether or not something needs to change in the American church, the question is simply, “Is Emerging Church Theology the answer for the church in America and does it, or even should it, reflect the early church found in scripture? Thesis I would argue that the Emerging Church theology is not the answer for postmodern America because it focuses on the journey of life and not about God’s ultimate plan which leads a teaching of moral relativism and absolute truth and denial of basic Christian doctrine.
A sign-up sheet can be utilized with the the emphasis that people need to not see it as just another thing to do but will be intentional in praying. The purpose of this team will be to pray for the needs of the church. This will in turn revitalize the church. In What Every Pastor Should Know it reads, “Praying for others is a great way to enhance the spiritual maturity of your corporate body and individual members” (McIntosh, et al. 234).
They want you to respect your fellow man, your wife, your family; they want you to be a rigouts man or woman. They want to teach you to pray and ask God for forgiveness and they want you to live by their ways. In many cases they have a few books about it. One example would be the Catholic bible; they have the book of Genesis, Exodus, and even Psalms. Each book has its own story to tell, and you have to read and understand it all if you want to be a man of God.
The contemporary churches promote equality and support their followers, yet during the movement the churches “remained silent” or were “outright opponents” (5). The tradition of growing up in the church teaches its followers the beliefs of the church, which are now to treat everyone with equality and to love everyone. People who go to church are influenced by the traditions of the church, so they would disagree and be shocked by the way the church dealt with the Civil Rights