Grace

Created on Wednesday, 25 September 2013 / Culture
Tags: David Vigil, Heal Your Servant, decapitated church, martyrs, prosperity, brothers, sisters, grace, love, courage, religious cowardice, legalism, brash, judgmental, homosexual, fallen minister, sexually ...
... 1,200 ministers across the globe. I would greatly encourage every reader to listen to call of Christ. You are equipped with unique giftings and a wonderful commission. Take courage, be vigilant and be ... [ +++ ]
Created on Friday, 20 September 2013 / Expansion
Tags: Ed Stetzer, multiply, churches, multi-site campuses, Grace Church, contextual ministry, ethnically diverse, community, space, dual services, disciples, pastors, ministries
When we planted Grace Church in a local movie theater two years ago, we assumed that one day we would have a more permanent location. Meeting in a theater is not without challenges, and we assumed ... [ +++ ]
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 Tuesday, 20 August 2013 / Pastoring
Tags: Ed Stetzer, fencepost, flock, protection, Christians, emotional health, role, church, healthy ministry, boundaries, issue-Christians, Grace Church
This is the fourth blog post in a series (intro, Part 1, Part 2) regarding pastors developing healthy boundaries in their ministries. I’m sharing four key points in the process, thinking of them as four ... [ +++ ]
Created on Monday, 19 August 2013 / Pastoring
Tags: Joe McKeever, hurt, congregation, pastors, leaders, church, ministry, sermon, class, choir, vulnerability, grace, sinner, forgiveness
Some of the people who sit before the pastor on Sundays have open, untreated wounds on their souls. The church can really help them through today’s ministries. Or it can damage them to the point that they ... [ +++ ]
Created on Thursday, 01 August 2013 / Pastoral Care
Tags: Heal Your Servant, David Vigil, conference calls, surprises, pastors, grace, II Corinthians, weakness, transgression, Internet, pornography
Through the ministry of Heal Your Servant, we have four scheduled weekly conference calls. Every call is unique, and most are filled with surprises. Sometimes we will have one person on a call, and other ... [ +++ ]
Created on Thursday, 01 August 2013 / Communication
Tags: Ed Stetzer, social media, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, blogging, men, women, tweet, Grace Church, church, pastor, YouTube
Recently, Leadership Journal interviewed me about social media, publishing it under the headline: “Not Tweeting? Repent!" So, in light of the fact that I basically called pastors sinners for not being ... [ +++ ]
Created on Friday, 28 June 2013 / Community
Tags: Ed Stetzer, church planting, partner churches, denominations, Grace Church, Nashville, Tenn., Planting Missional Churches, Viral Churches, fear, sacrifice
Over the past couple of years, I’ve had the privilege of planting another church. In April 2011, our church-planting team and a core group of believers launched Grace Church outside of Nashville. The methods ... [ +++ ]
Created on Friday, 31 May 2013 / Adversity
Tags: David Vigil, Heal Your Servant, pastors, sexual indiscretions, hurt, pain, forgiveness, grace, failure, repentance
For some time now, the ministry of Heal Your Servant has been dedicated to helping ministers who are at any stage of a moral failure. Some have misappropriated funds. Others have made wrong decisions that ... [ +++ ]
Created on Thursday, 30 May 2013 / Preaching
Tags: J. Lee Grady, spineless, Christianity, angry preachers, hateful, materialism, gospel, cheap grace, preach, Apostle Paul
People often complain about angry preachers. I don’t like them either, and I agree that if a person mixes a sermon with hateful language (or if he believes God has called him to picket other churches) ... [ +++ ]
Created on Friday, 10 May 2013 / Ethics
Tags: David Vigil, Heal Your Servant, Ted Haggard, pastors, sexual indiscretions, sin, grace, lust, body of Christ, riches, expense, forgiveness, advocacy, redeem
Recently, I received a call into my Heal Your Servant conference call line. On the other end of the phone, there was the voice of a broken and frightened man. He was sobbing uncontrollably—so much so that ... [ +++ ]
Created on Tuesday, 16 April 2013 / Pastoring
Tags: Steve Hill, Grace, Spiritual Avalanche, God, John Newton, mercy, undeserved, forgiveness
For some reason known only to the Lord I am reminded of a dear saint of God who would be spiritually crushed by the lack of depth in today’s Christian world. Of course, I can’t speak for him, but I can ... [ +++ ]
Created on Friday, 01 February 2013 / Ethics
Tags: Heal Your Servant, Pastors, Grace, Forgiveness, Healing
In any city on this globe, a young man finds his way to an altar, committing his life to Christ. His genuine salvation develops into a deep heart desire to become a servant to both God and humanity. After ... [ +++ ]
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, 07 December 2012 / Pastoral Care
Tags: Pharoah, Egypt, humility, grace, Searcy, Mursi, war, peace, pride, Prince of Peace, Jesus
The recent chaos in Egypt has the raised eyebrows of most of us. President Mohammed Mursi’s decision to grant himself sweeping powers and place himself above the courts has triggered sweeping negative ... [ +++ ]
Created on Thursday, 11 October 2012 / Pastor's Heart
Tags: Grace, Looking Down, Priscilla Shirer, Pastor's Heart
Bright and sunny with a soft breeze. That was the climate this particular morning and exactly how I like it when headed out for a walk. My then-2-year-old son, Jude, loved our walks for many reasons, but ... [ +++ ]
Created on Tuesday, 08 June 2010 / Main
Tags: ashville,buzz durham,church,food banks,gardens,grace covenant presbyterian church
QUOTE: "That's one of the beauties of having it [the garden] part of the community and part of the church. People who don't know each other get to work side by side." —Buzz Durham, who organized ... [ +++ ]
Created on Tuesday, 25 May 2010 / Main
Tags: baptisms,grace baptist,lifeway christian resources,southern baptist convention,steve freeman
... country reported 349,737 baptisms last year, a jump of 7,539 from 2008. "We've tried to focus on getting outside the four walls of the church," said Steve Freeman, pastor of Grace Baptist, about 30 miles ... [ +++ ]
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