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A Baptist at the 2008 Lambeth Conference

A Baptist at the 2008 Lambeth Conference By Paul Beasley-Murray Senior Minister of Central Baptist Church, Chelmsford and Chair of Ministry Today Ministry Today 43: August 2008 I have just returned from six exhausting days at the Lambeth Conference. Yes, it was „full on‟ from morning to night. I confess ...

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Back to Church Sunday

Ministry Today Issue 44: Autumn 2008 By Paul Beasley-Murray Chair of Ministry Today Editorial Hopes dashed on ‘Back to Church Sunday’ In common with many other churches, we decided to support this year‟s „Back to Church‟ Sunday. We ordered the T-shirts and the flyers, and from as early as May ...

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Psalm 121: A Funeral Sermon

Psalm 121: A Funeral Sermon Ministry Today 42: March 2008 By Paul Beasley-Murray Chair of Ministry Today and Senior Minister of Central Baptist Church, Chelmsford I can‟t remember when Alan and Alison first began to attend our church - it must have been toward the end of the last millennium. ...

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Retirement? Not Yet!

Editorial Retirement? Not yet! Ministry Today 43: Summer 2008 By Paul Beasley-Murray Chair of Ministry Today “Grow old along with me The best is yet to be” (Ben Ezra) I‟ve just informed my church that I have no intention of retiring next Spring when I shall be 65 years of ...

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Visiting People In Their Homes (Editorial)

Ministry Today 42: March 2008 Editorial By Paul Beasley-Murray Chair of Ministry Today and Senior Minister of Central Baptist Church, Chelmsford Should we still visit people in their homes? Although minister of one of the larger Baptist churches in England, I still believe in visiting people in their homes. I ...

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What Type Of Church Is Yours?

What Type of Church Is Yours? Congregational size and its implications for pastoral ministry Ministry Today 44: Autumn 2008 By Paul Beasley-Murray Chair of Ministry Today I recently read Size Transitions in Congregations (The Alban Institute, Virginia 2001), edited by Beth Ann Gaede. Many of the fifteen essays are based ...

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Who’s Paul Beasley-Murray?

Paul is the chairman of Ministry Today, as also the College of Baptist Ministers, and from 1993 – 2014 was Senior Minister of Central Baptist Church, Chelmsford. He can be contacted at paul@paulbeasleymurray.com.

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