Beyond the Broadcast

April 27–May 29, 2015

Chuck Swindoll's

Excellence in Ministry: Starting Strong
Doing What's Right in the Work of Ministry

People are messy. Anyone involved in ministry can testify to that. But people are what ministry is all about. Serving people. Teaching people. Caring for people as Jesus did. Easy to say, difficult to do.

Chuck Swindoll’s series, Excellence in Ministry: Starting Strong—Doing What’s Right in the Work of Ministry, is the perfect guide to help you do the difficult task of ministry. In this series, Chuck provides answers and instruction on the pastor’s duties, the priority of prayer, the role of women, and how to find qualified leaders.

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Additional Resources


  • Matthew 16:18
  • Matthew 26:41
  • Mark 10:42–45
  • 1 Corinthians 2:3–4
  • Ephesians 2:4–5
  • 1 Thessalonians 5:17
  • Titus 1:5–10
  • Hebrews 4:16
  • 1 Peter 5:1–4
  • 2 Peter 3:9

Message Mates

These helpful guides provide a clear overview of Chuck's messages, including his main points and application principles. Use the Message Mates to prepare for the program or to review Chuck's points in your own time of study or reflection and find trustworthy tools for digging deeper into the topic of the message.

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What's Next

Excellence in Ministry: Finishing Well
Doing What's Best in the Challenges of Ministry
June 1–July 6, 2015

Ministry is hard—and not for the thin-skinned or faint-hearted. It seems to call for the longevity of Methuselah, the patience of Job, the wisdom of Solomon, the tenacity of Paul, and the compassion of Jesus.

Easy, right?

Thankfully, Chuck Swindoll’s series, Excellence in Ministry: Finishing Well—Doing What's Best in the Challenges of Ministry is just the thing to help us navigate the difficulties of ministry. In this series, Chuck provides answers and instructions on confronting false teaching, maintaining a godly lifestyle, meeting the needs of people, and disciplining and encouraging leaders.