Blog & Articles
Blog & Articles
The Ministry of Research
Pastors should understand the community and culture in which they live, and research is a helpful tool to acquire the proper understanding.
A Church Planter’s Physical Fitness Journey and Challenge
At first, I simply wanted to lose about 20 pounds I gained during my daughter’s medical trials. However, I gained more than physical health. It affected every area of my life.
The Transition from Hunting for Illustrations to Building Your Own
Have you ever been in this situation? You are pressed for an illustration but unable to find what you are looking for in a story. The functional element of illustration has typically been synonymous with anecdotes. Your objective is to find a story that fits the explanation of the point, but other options besides anecdotes are available. In this article, I will look at building natural analogies, and in a follow-up article I will develop illustrations using figures of speech such as metaphor, simile, personification, etc…
One of the many different approaches of God in comparison to man is the selection process for those He uses. While we look for the one who seems the most capable, the most talented, the most obvious, God often takes the exact opposite approach, often using the least obvious choice. As seen in 1 Cor. 1:27, “But God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise; God chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong.”
No More Hiding
We follow a God who didn’t hide. He revealed Himself to the world. And, our deliverer came seeking to save the lost. We as His people need to stop hiding. We need to follow Him in the mission of seeking.
Peace, Peace, When There Is No Peace
Live with urgency; Seek the Lord; pray. It’s past time for us to engage in the spiritual fight of our lives and for the spiritual lives of those around us.
Two, Two, Two Mentoring: A Unique Approach to Multiplying Ministry
Whatever approach to mentoring you take, make sure you spend plenty of time praying together, studying the Bible, and sharing the Gospel.
We Need More Aquilas & Priscillas
We need more Aquilas and Priscillas. We need faithful believers who proclaim the Gospel wherever they are, and who are not afraid to be a breath of encouragement to ministers.
Constitution and Bylaws Considerations for the Local Church
In the book “Church Administration” the definitions provided for a church constitution and bylaws are relevant for your consideration. A church constitution should have the definitive name, location, doctrinal purpose, and rules of conduct of the church. It is the way the organization is structured. It includes basic beliefs, dogma, and polity. It describes the covenant under which the membership operates.
Overcoming the Lies of the Second Chair
Any “success” that I have managed in ministry is predicated on ignoring the lies and faithfully serving the Lord in the place he has called me. My prayer is that others will similarly embrace their calling.