After more than 50 years of full-time ministry, Chuck Swindoll shares a serious warning from God’s Word to help ministry leaders keep their hearts straight—directed to Jesus and His priceless benefits rather than ephemeral money and its vaporous profits.
Straight Talk for Seminary Students
Saying YES! to God’s call to ministry often feels like entering a send-off rally filled with clapping and hoorays. A new adventure awaits, and you eagerly anticipate seeing lives transformed by the living God.
Yet, if you’re not careful, that awe can easily fade as the spiritual journey turns into a day-after-day, thankless grind.
Spirit-driven virtues must abide for a lifetime of ministry. Grit and humility. Contentment and faithfulness. Gratitude and holiness.
That’s why Chuck Swindoll exhorts Christian servants toward these qualities, and more, in this series of straight talks for seminary students. Receive the wisdom and encouragement you need to persevere in the spiritual harvest.
Words are powerful things. That’s why Paul was concerned about certain men in the church who had “gone astray from the truth” (2 Timothy 2:18).
In his message, Chuck Swindoll takes us to the shortest verse in the Bible, “Rejoice always” (1 Thessalonians 5:16 NASB), that it may fill our every hour as we toil day by day, month by month, and year by year in God’s vineyard.
Growing Christians pursue knowledge of the Lord and His Word. Learning includes an awareness of the doctrines as well as the practical side of putting such knowledge into action.
Love. This simple, four-letter verb forms our ministry impulse. Chuck urges all ministers to return to the basics that they might abide and walk with a sincere love for others.
By providing us seven habits of highly effective seminaries, Chuck Swindoll wants each student who is considering seminary as well as each student currently enrolled in seminary to uphold and grow in this balancing act required for a thriving ministry.