A Ministry of Consolation: Involving Your Parish in the

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A church without a growth plan simply will not grow. This is a vital ministry to all those who serve in this capacity. You might wonder, "Why go to church to pray? Gift size: The minimum initial gift is $10,000. This overview will include a look at apostles (who have been shown to be fellow elders) and prophets (another office in the church) and evangelists. Gifts are the Spirit's manifestation through a vessel, but fruit is the offspring of one's spiritual character.

Pages: 128

Publisher: Liturgical Press (December 1, 2001)

ISBN: 081462460X

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