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Retaining Second Career Pastors in Recognized Ministry

Retaining Second Career Pastors in Recognized Ministry

Church members were quick to give him the reasons his ideas would not work at the little church in the small town. Everyone agreed that changing worship, singing new songs, having Sunday school and Bible study were great ideas, but no one came. Elders complained about the rapidity of change and wondered why they could not attract new members like themselves. Pete changed things too fast, did too much, and worked too hard at all the wrong things. Approved building repairs and remodels were not done, no one knew how to proceed after approval, and it seemed everyone quit their church jobs. The congregation sat back and watched to see what Pete would do and how long he would last. One congregant told him that he would not last more than two years, and an elder said he would be surprised if he made it five.
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Using a Feminist Interpretation of the Bible’s Book of Ruth to Address Taiwanese Female Pastors’ Financial Autonomy and Self Esteem

Using a Feminist Interpretation of the Bible’s Book of Ruth to Address Taiwanese Female Pastors’ Financial Autonomy and Self Esteem

Some churches came to ask me and my husband’s intention to minister to their churches; they always told us in advance that they could only afford one person’s salary. They also told us that they wanted my husband to be the primary minister because they mainly were looking for male ministers. A participant shared her female colleague’s story with the group regarding a pastor couple. The wife was gifted in many ways. She was not only a pastor, she also played the piano and conducted the church choir. However, due solely to her gender, she was not paid by this church where she and her husband both ministered. Further, the church elders did not pay her the respect that she de- served as a pastor. This is a case in which a female pastor fulfilled all the re- quirements that a church could ask of a good pastor, but she was not recognized because of her gender.
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Elders as leaders in 1 Peter and the early Church

Elders as leaders in 1 Peter and the early Church

The church of the present finds itself in a situation far different from that faced by the beleaguered addressees of 1 Peter. No longer a minority messianic sect threatened by social absorption and extinction, the church today has a firm place and a respected voice in the corridors of power. Accordingly, one might claim that only in those exceptional instances where pockets of the church encounter hostile opposition and persecution could these Petrine words to elders be found “relevant” and “empowering”. On the other hand, could one not also propose that 1 Peter 5 also speaks to issues of ecclesial leadership typical of each and any generation, differences in political and social conditions notwithstanding? This would include instances where leadership roles are foisted upon the timid rather than accepted willingly by the courageous; where there are self-appointed pastors-for-profit and
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In Praise of Pastors

In Praise of Pastors

Pastor Griffiths’ evenings and weekends were taken up with meetings and Bible studies and prayer meetings and that most old-fashioned of pastoral duties – visitation. I sat in a class of experienced ministers recently as we discussed the nature of ministry, and the lecturer made reference to the classic book The Reformed Pastor by Richard Baxter. In it Baxter describes how he converted the town of Kidderminster by visiting the homes of the inhabitants and catchechizing them. We discussed how times had changed and how pastors no longer visited people in their homes and, in our time and culture, how many people prefer it that way. And yet, I thought of the sick, the elderly, the struggling families that I continue to visit because that is what Pastor Griffiths modelled for me, and that is what helps my congregation to feel loved and cared for and connected. Pastor Griffiths taught me that a pastor walks with his followers and lovingly and carefully (and sometimes sternly) leads them by giving his life to them and the journey they travel together.
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Bridie's concept of tragedy in "Susannah and the Elders".

Bridie's concept of tragedy in "Susannah and the Elders".

In Seene *+, Hagglth and Susannah are sitting on the veranda. It is one week later and Joachim is still away, lagglth expresses fear lest he should get into had company, and Susannah, obviously bored with life at this time, states, "I'd like to get into bad company my­ self, just once for a change.” (p. *K>.) Now she too, like Daniel, is looking for trouble. And it Is not long before she finds some. Haggith delivers her a lec­ ture on her familiarity with the Elders, then on her habits of dress "more like one of these fast Chaldean ladies than like a quiet, modest Jewish girl" (p. *+1). Susannah is decidedly relieved when Lord Kasbdak stops by and Hagglth, recalling a pressing engagement, hurries off. Kashdak has come partly to obtain Susannah's ad­ vice on a very trying case. He eventually wins her sym­ pathy for his predicament in judging it, and she sooth­ ingly criess
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Pastors as gewonde genesers: Die emosionele uitwerking van kognitiewe dissonansie

Pastors as gewonde genesers: Die emosionele uitwerking van kognitiewe dissonansie

Die feit dat Nouwen se besinning oor die wounded healer in hierdie resente werk opgeneem is, bevestig my oortuiging dat daar ’n behoefte bestaan vir wat genoem kan word “’n pastoraat vir pastors”. Hierdie behoefte word ook geïllustreer deur ’n werksdokument wat tydens ’n eerste werksessie op 12 Junie 2007 aan dosente van die Fakulteit Teologie aan die Universiteit van Pretoria aangebied is, met betrekking tot die universitêre opleiding van pastors. Die titel van die werksdokument is Profiel van die afgestudeerde predikant met die oog op bediening in die Nederduitse Gereformeerde Kerk en die Nederduitsch Hervormde Kerk. Onder die rubriek “Karakter- en persoonsontwikkeling” (2.9 van die dokument) word die volgende gesê: “Dit sluit onder meer in dat die student ... iemand is wat die gebrokenheid van die lewe verstaan, weet dat lyding deel is van die lewe en sy/haar eie
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Hearing and Balance Survey in Thai Elders

Hearing and Balance Survey in Thai Elders

Objective: To survey hearing and balance problems of a sampling group of Thai elders in the central region of Thailand. Methods: A population study was people aged 60 and over who agreed to join the survey at the 14 elderly social associations. The questionnaires were used as a self-report for hearing and balance problems. After ears examination by ENT specialists, the participants underwent air-conduction audiometry for hearing screening. Results: 828 participants 259 (31.3%) males and 569 (68.7%) females, age ranged from 60 to 97 (median=68, mean ± SD = 69.65 ± 6.89 years), had completed screening program for hearing and balance problems using both questionnaires and examinations. There was a statistically significant correlation between self-report hearing loss and severe or profound hearing loss in both ears (P <0.05). All age groups reported dizziness and vertigo but the elderly over 75 years reported more falls with a statistical significance (P=0.021). The elderly who did not report dizziness or vertigo had a1.1-1.6 times higher fall histories than those who reported (P <0.001). The participants who had hypertension and dyslipidemia reported more falls with statistical significances (P=0.025 and 0.036 respectively). Conclusion: Our hearing and balance questionnaires may be used as a tool for screening at a primary care for the elderly > 70 years old especially in those with underlying diseases. Hearing and balance screening will provide early detection and primary intervention to minimize the negative impact in the elderly’s daily life.
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IOT HELP FOR INDEPENDENT LIVING ELDERS

IOT HELP FOR INDEPENDENT LIVING ELDERS

The proposed system in this paper continuously monitors the consciousness of the user if the brain signals reach the unconsciousness threshold then the help is contacted immedi[r]

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ELDERS WITH DIABETES: IMPLICATIONS FOR DEPRESSION SCREENING

ELDERS WITH DIABETES: IMPLICATIONS FOR DEPRESSION SCREENING

The tremendous burden of diabetes in the elderly population has been documented (CDC, 2007; Selvin et al., 2006; Stolk et al., 1997), and the connection between diabetes and depression has been well-established (Anderson et al., 2001; Eaton et al., 1996, Finkelstein et al., 2003). Many elders with diabetes and depression remain undiagnosed and untreated, partly because current screening is inadequate (NIMH, 2007). Diabetes Self-Management Education (DSME) is the foundation of diabetes therapy (Mensing et al., 2007) and has been shown to decrease diabetes complications as well as to increase well-being (Rubin, Peyrot & Saudek, 1989). DSME may be the ideal occasion to assess elders with diabetes for depression.
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Where did Everyone Go? Factors Leading to Attrition among Catholic School Principals

Where did Everyone Go? Factors Leading to Attrition among Catholic School Principals

Association. In addition, it would be helpful to construct a qualitative study of pastors to determine, from their perspective, why principals left their positions. The current study is limited to principals’ perceptions which make it difficult to generalize the findings of the study. The study also illuminated the need for a type of exit interview. While some dioceses may use them, the diocese studied does not. The researcher recognized that there is not always a complete story or reason given to a Superintendent why a principal leaves their position. A third-party entity could be utilized to conduct an exit interview. That data can then help the Office of Catholic Schools better understand attrition and develop plans to mitigate departures. Although nine of the individuals studied were not included in the Data Analysis section, the themes of career advancement and the desire to return to the classroom, which were factors in their attrition, could be explored in future studies.
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Screening for depression in African-Caribbean elders

Screening for depression in African-Caribbean elders

We carried out a two-stage study to compare three screening instruments for depression Geriatric Depression Scale, Brief Assessment Schedule Depression Cards, Caribbean Culture Specific [r]

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Interviews and other Practical Research Approaches for Theology

Interviews and other Practical Research Approaches for Theology

Where interview data was used in the thesis, participants had the opportunity to read the transcripts of the interview and were offered the chance to modify the transcript. After each interview, I was sure to remind the pastor or other interviewee of my phone number and email, and invite their contact if they think of other things they wish they had said. When I referred to interviewees in my thesis, if they were pastors (and therefore easily identifiable anyway) I referred to them by their own name (which they gave permission for in their permission forms). For other leaders or participants, I used pseudonyms, except for one participant who requested to be identified by name as a matter of principle (Deborah Storie, who was herself an MCD doctoral student but also a previous participant of one of my case studies and so her perspectives and stories were valuable and theologically insightful).
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“We Should be Listening to Our Elders”: Evaluation of Transfer of Indigenous Knowledge between Anishinabe Youth and Elders

“We Should be Listening to Our Elders”: Evaluation of Transfer of Indigenous Knowledge between Anishinabe Youth and Elders

In addition to respect, we needed to exercise patience during our interactions with Elders (Louis, 2007). Some of the interviews were quite long, upwards of three hours. Though all of the interviews were interesting and provided valuable learning opportunities for both the youth and researchers, they were also at times exhausting. Interviews require active listening, and both the youth and I needed to be sure to ask prompting questions when necessary. Patience in this respect was very important, as we never wanted the Elders to feel as though they were being rushed through their interview; the interviews ended when the Elders wanted them to end. To ensure that we did not need to rush through interviews, we usually scheduled only one interview per day; in some cases we needed to schedule two (as we did not want to miss out on an Elder interview), but were sure to schedule one for early morning and one for later in the afternoon. Though patience was a virtue we needed to apply from the beginning of the research process, it is also a trait that was developed throughout the interview process.
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Prevelence and compare the level of dementia among old age home dwelling elders and community dwelling elders

Prevelence and compare the level of dementia among old age home dwelling elders and community dwelling elders

Sukkran,(2009) states that old is always viewed as an unavoidable problem, ridden phase of life that we all are compelled to live, marking time until our final exit from life itself, the necessity to provide quality mental health care for elders in nursing home care setting has been a critical issue, as the ageing population grows rapidly and institutional care becomes a necessity for the older people. The health service provides required special training to handle the elderly. In the urban areas, both public and private efforts are needed to provide health care to the old both for the people who can afford to pay and for those who could not afford to pay as well.
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A missional study of the use of social media (Facebook) by some Ghanaian Pentecostal Pastors

A missional study of the use of social media (Facebook) by some Ghanaian Pentecostal Pastors

Using the contemporary introduction of social media, this article made a case for the missional activities of some Ghanaian pastors on Facebook. The article started with an overview of ‘cyber church’, the concept of social media, the Facebook medium and its potential for mission purposes; and the Facebook usage phenomenon among Ghanaians and Ghanaian Pastors. The study established that among the various social media platforms, Facebook is the leading and the most used platform by Ghanaians. This therefore makes it one of the viable media platforms for the spread of the gospel. The article argues that being missional is not about what the churches do, but what the churches empower people to do in their everyday lives. The Great Commission is not merely about spreading the gospel in words, it is about embodying the gospel message in an incarnational manner by using new, flexible, and appropriate ways to proclaim the gospel afresh for those who do not relate to it in traditional ways. The fundamental importance of mission incarnation is a movement towards where people are, and this calls for an appreciation of the world and the context. The article concludes that social media and for that matter Facebook is where the people are and those pastors under study are using this platform to propagate the gospel, disciple people in a creative way, interacting with their followers, and helping them to connect to God through their daily devotional posts.
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SUCCESSFUL AGING IN HISPANIC ELDERS: A NARRATIVE INQUIRY

SUCCESSFUL AGING IN HISPANIC ELDERS: A NARRATIVE INQUIRY

The unique cultural health beliefs of the Hispanic population are a central value and are entwined with family roles. For example, it is the mother’s role to provide care in whatever way she deems best, and it is the father’s role to provide the means to get care for the family (CDC, 2008; Leininger & McFarland, 2006). Traditional Hispanic health beliefs include reliance on herbal remedies made into teas and other drinks. Information on health is sought from friends and family, as well as promotoras and curanderos (CDC, 2008; IPHH, 2007). Rogers (2010) found in her study of the health beliefs of older Hispanics in the U.S. that participants felt their traditional medicine was superior to conventional Western medical approaches when the condition was not urgent or complicated. This belief came from the fact that traditional medicine is less expensive, readily available, and familiar, though not always thought to be as effective as Western medicine by the Hispanics in the study. The use of home remedies was found to be important to the Hispanic culture in other studies as well because it is a transmission of cultural practices from the respected elders (Higgins & Learn, 1999; Waldstein, 2010). For the Hispanic elderly, using Western health care in conjunction the traditional
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When elders rule: is gerontocracy harmful for growth?

When elders rule: is gerontocracy harmful for growth?

Table 10: Data definitions and sources Variables Gerontocracy related variables loggerontocracy = log of the politicians’ mean age lognewcomers = log of the newcomers’ mean age backgroun[r]

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When elders rule: is gerontocracy harmful for growth?

When elders rule: is gerontocracy harmful for growth?

Gerontocracy related variables loggerontocracy = log of the politicians’ mean age lognewcomers = log of the newcomers’ mean age logseniority = log of the # of years in the office logeduc[r]

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Compact Medicine Box for Supporting Elders: Arogya

Compact Medicine Box for Supporting Elders: Arogya

Abstract: With increasing number of nuclear families in today’s world, situations arise where one has to leave their unwell elderly parents/parent or sick patients at home and has to face the world for earning their bread and butter. These elderly people and other patients suffering from various diseases need a constant medication and various such cases occur where one has to depend on a caregiver who shall have to remind them or provide them with the medicines at the proper time. This paper designed an intelligent pillbox and its back-end monitoring system. The implemented pillbox could remind the elders to take medicine in time and could inform the families remotely when the elders took the medicine. The design of this medicine box could prevent the medicine dependence. The custodian could easily make schedule time for the elders to take medicine. Hence, we proposed an alarm based medicine dispenser to help people to take the right medication at the appropriate time. Combination of sensors and Arduino microcontroller controlled the medication dose. An alarm system was implemented via popup notification on the user’s smart phone.
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Narrating the accumulation of dispossession: Stories of Aboriginal Elders

Narrating the accumulation of dispossession: Stories of Aboriginal Elders

Specifically, the Narrogin iteration of the project involved the Honouring our Elders Portrait project and exhibition, which emerged from the community (see Quayle, Sonn, & Kasat, 2016). Sixteen Elders II had their portraits painted as part of this project. A snapshot of their Bush Baby story was included as part of the exhibition and catalogue (CAN, 2014b). Bush Babies in Narrogin also involved the creation of opportunities for sharing and recording the stories of recognised Noongar Elders, who were asked if they were a Bush Baby and to share memories of growing up during this era. To create opportunities for intergenerational dialogue and cultural transmission, the agency facilitated a two-day storytelling workshop with Elders (four) and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander media studies students
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