Gift

Created on Tuesday, 03 September 2013 / Education
Tags: Steve Murrell, early morning, Manila, traffic, grace, expert, builder, Jesus Christ, Apostle Paul, grace, gifts, foundations, flash, others, self
My alarm rang at 3:30 a.m. I’m not a morning person. My wife, Deborah, is. Most mornings I stagger around like a cranky zombie. She bounces out of bed ready to attack a new day. Opposites attract. We are ... [ +++ ]
Created on Friday, 30 August 2013 / Youth
Tags: Gina McClain, copious, Joy Bowen, Orange Conference, worship, mobilization, youth, kids ministry, passions, gifts, intentionality
Two years ago, I sat in on a breakout session led by Joy Bowen at Orange Conference 2011. Within the first five minutes she used the word ‘copious.’ I was hooked. Joy’s topic focused on mobilizing kids ... [ +++ ]
Created on Tuesday, 06 August 2013 / Relationships
Tags: Justin Lathrop, gifts, staff, responsibilities, leadership development, test, role, gifted, strengths, weakness, encouragement
As a pastor, you have a lot of responsibilities. When your task list grows, it’s easy to overlook the need to invest in your staff. However, one of the most important parts of leadership development is ... [ +++ ]
Created on Friday, 02 August 2013 / Growth
Tags: Thom Rainer, church growth, church health, planning, America, spiritual health, responsibility, role, giftedness, pastors, transformation
Based on research and anecdotal evidence, I estimate that nine out of every 10 churches in America are growing at a slower pace than their communities—if they are growing at all. That is not a good sign ... [ +++ ]
Created on Friday, 05 July 2013 / Pastor's Heart
Tags: Joe McKeever, bully, comeuppance, guilty pleasure, highway, church, preacher, congregation, financial gift, blackmailer
Everyone knows what a pleasure is. A guilty pleasure is some activity that you enjoy but over which you feel a tiny pang of regret, as though perhaps you should not be enjoying it quite as much as you ... [ +++ ]
Created on Wednesday, 22 May 2013 / Growth
Tags: Ron Phillips, Holy Spirit, gifts, church, divine, dependent, dangers
A young man in my last church cut off three of his fingers while cutting a piece of paneling in a van customizing shop. As he was being rushed to the hospital, he was asked, “Where are the fingers?” ... [ +++ ]
Created on Friday, 10 May 2013 / Women
Tags: Greg Surratt, Mother's Day, pastor, pulpit, ruined, heart, sensitivity, stress, gift, honoring
I’ve got to admit—Mother’s Day is one of the most fear eliciting, stress inducing weekends of the year for me. It’s not so much about my ineptness in selecting a gift or honoring the mother of my house—Debbie—although, ... [ +++ ]
Created on Wednesday, 13 March 2013 / Administration
Tags: Tony Morgan, Senior leadership team, gift, big picture, thinker, strategic, teams, build
When considering who should be on the senior leadership team, many times we try to answer the wrong questions. Sometimes we ask, “What positions should be represented on the team?” In the church world, ... [ +++ ]
Created on Friday, 25 January 2013 / Preaching
Tags: God, Gift, Conflict, Joyce Meyer, Strife, Peace
Before Jesus died, He willed us His peace. But we forfeit His gift through strife. The Bible tells us that everything the Father has is ours through Jesus (see John 16:15). What does the Father have? He ... [ +++ ]
Created on Thursday, 17 January 2013 / Features
Tags: Fear, God's will, grace, natural giftings
As a little boy raised in the church, I was often confused by the words of certain songs. For instance, whenever the song “Bringing in the Sheaves” was sung, I thought we were singing about bringing in ... [ +++ ]
Created on Friday, 11 January 2013 / Money
Tags: Rick Warren, gifts, benevolence, joy
“These instructions are not empty words — they are your life! By obeying them you will enjoy a long life …” (Deuteronomy 32:47 NLT) Many people think the Bible is only filled with commands labeled “Thou ... [ +++ ]
Created on Thursday, 29 November 2012 / Missions
Tags: rick warren, saddleback church, UNAIDS, purpose driven church, world aids day, combatting aids, combatting hiv, healing power of god, gifts of healing, outreach
... via Saddleback's Internet Campus at saddleback.com.   In 2002, Warren became, in her words, "seriously disturbed" by the suffering of the millions infected with or affected by HIV&AIDS. She was ... [ +++ ]
Created on Wednesday, 11 January 2012 / Main
Tags: Respecting God's Gift of Life
... University. Fifteen years ago, she moved to Georgia to become a change agent. In 2006, Davis ran for Congress in Georgia because she had a desire to impact her community. After a crushing political ... [ +++ ]
Created on Tuesday, 13 December 2011 / Main
Tags: Discovering the Gift of Blessing
How we can help people in our congregations move into the holiday season as ambassadors of God's love. by Jack Hayford I was wonderfully reminded of something recently—oh, the power of it!—something that ... [ +++ ]
Created on Tuesday, 30 March 2010 / Main
Tags: adults,barna group,charismatics,christian,david kinnaman,generational gap,holy spirit,pentecostals,prophecy,spiritual gifts,theology,tongues
One quarter of all Christian adults identify themselves as charismatic or Pentecostal, yet many differences exist between the various age groups, according to a recent Barna Group poll. The number ... [ +++ ]
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