John

Created on Wednesday, 30 October 2013 / Youth
Tags: Youth groups, National Center for Family Integrated Churches, John Blanchard, Rock Church, youth ministries, statistics, youth pastor, desertion, church, entertainment, flaws, safe place, counter ...
A recent study conducted by the National Center for Family-Integrated Churches (NCFIC) concluded that youth groups are to blame for the high dropout rate of young adults in church attendance. Their findings ... [ +++ ]
Created on Friday, 18 October 2013 / Administration
Tags: Kurt Johnston, Saddleback Church, brainteaser, authority, sermon, respect, benefits, longevity, role, age, hierarchical structure, experience level, proven track record
Here’s a little brainteaser: Many without it despise it. Many with it abuse it. Many simultaneously want more and less of it in their lives. What am I? Most articles I’ve read and sermons I’ve listened ... [ +++ ]
Created on Thursday, 17 October 2013 / Counseling
Tags: Justin Lathrop, introverted, shy, opportunities, networking, smalltalk, mingling, skills, self-fulfilling prophecy, authentic, critical, disconnect, smart, nice, funny, John 8, verses, memory
I meet talented, smart, interesting people all the time who admit they’re nervous to connect with others. These people avoid networking events and chances to “mingle” before and after church because the ... [ +++ ]
Created on Tuesday, 08 October 2013 / Youth
Tags: Kurt Johnson, bomb, youth ministry, youth pastor, mission, timing, agenda, engagement, defensive, conversation, Saddleback Church
For most youth workers, few things in ministry are as dreaded as navigating conflict—especially when it comes in the form of an angry parent or frustrated volunteer and when it comes suddenly and unexpectedly. ... [ +++ ]
Created on Friday, 04 October 2013 / Discipleship
Tags: Scott Attebery, disciple-making, The Cost of Discipleship, time, energy, cost, self, rebellion, 1 John, Galatians, burdens
... 2000-2005, Scott Attebery pastored Wyatt Baptist Church in El Dorado, Ark. After seven years of pastoring, Scott was selected as the executive director of DiscipleGuide Church Reources, a department of ... [ +++ ]
Created on Thursday, 03 October 2013 / Education
Tags: John Maxwell, mentor, Dan Reiland, John Wooden, coach, student, hard work, mistakes, legalism, intentional, organic
... of 800 to 1,200. This is not a legalistic thing. Don’t get hung up on the numbers; just go with the idea. And of course, make the ask. 3. Think intentionally organic. Don’t ask for lots of regularly ... [ +++ ]
Created on Tuesday, 24 September 2013 / Relationships
Tags: Joe McKeever, church, bully, congregation, natural leaders, strength, courage, vision, leadership, Apostle John, ministry, persistence, argument
(This is the type of article some church people will find objectionable. I’m fully aware of that and am willing to run the risk of the flack from writing it. If it results in one congregation ... [ +++ ]
Created on Monday, 16 September 2013 / Youth
Tags: Teen Mania, youth, social media, Facebook, Instagram, smartphone, computer, texting, connectivity, Kemtal Glasgow, John F. Kennedy, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., routine, youth ministry
In a world that has become so wrapped up in social media like Facebook, Instagram and avatars, has the live event lost it place? Has the “not forsaking the assembling of ourselves” become relegated to ... [ +++ ]
Created on Thursday, 22 August 2013 / Vision
Tags: Os Hillman, competition, division, Bible, Jesus, unity, Body of Christ, scripture, F.B. Meyer, Charles Spurgeon, preacher, move of God, John 17:23, kingdom principle
Did you know there is a very common word that is used in our culture that you cannot find in the Bible? It is the word competition. Jesus never talked about it, but He did talk about the opposite of that ... [ +++ ]
Created on Wednesday, 14 August 2013 / Ethics
Tags: sam hinn, restoration of a fallen leader, ron johnson, mark chironna, bishop lonnie langston, four-year affair, forgiveness, adultery, church on the living edge, jospeh garlington, re-ordaining sam ...
Whether you recognize Sam Hinn’s name or know nothing about the ministry of Benny Hinn’s younger brother, there’s an important issue in the body of Christ that needs to be addressed in light of Sam’s “re-ordination” ... [ +++ ]
Created on Monday, 24 June 2013 / Preaching
Tags: Hal Seed, Jesus, first, America, creator, equal, Colossians, John, privilege, Mary, firstborn son, Luke, Romans, Alpha, Omega
Here in America, we emphasize equal rights and fairness. Nobody gets special privileges because of where or to whom they were born. Nobody gets to cut to the front of the line. If you get to pick first ... [ +++ ]
Created on Tuesday, 11 June 2013 / Youth
Tags: Josh Griffin, Kurt Johnston, Saddleback Church, Youth Ministry, pastors, elders, numbers, attendance, signups, small groups, salvations, baptisms, database, Instagram, social media, blog, friend
As youth pastors, we don’t like to talk about numbers. If we do, it’s with wailing and gnashing of teeth, as we imagine the elders shaking their heads in frustration at the job we’re doing to reach the ... [ +++ ]
Created on Friday, 07 June 2013 / Prophecy
Tags: Michelle McClain, John Eckhardt, conviction, prophet, presence of God, Isaiah, anointing, sinful speech, deceit, violence, death
Conviction is a major anointing that is needed in the prophetic ministry. The Scripture tells us that the gifts and the calling are without repentance. Many prophets operate in the gifts without having ... [ +++ ]
Created on Friday, 03 May 2013 / Main
Tags: Joel Osteen, Phil Cooke, Gospel, communicator, TV producing, Good News, John Osteen
In the late 1980s, I was asked to direct a series of prime-time TV specials from Lakewood Church featuring pastor John Osteen. The producer who invited me was his son Joel, who at the time was producing ... [ +++ ]
Created on Thursday, 02 May 2013 / Prophecy
Tags: John Eckhardt, prophecy, office, apostles, teachers, miracles, healings
The highest level in the prophetic realm is the office of the prophet. And God hath set some in the church, first apostles, secondarily prophets, thirdly teachers, after that miracles, then ... [ +++ ]
Created on Friday, 26 April 2013 / Preaching
Tags: John Bevere, complaining, halts, destiny, fear, trembling, Joseph, Joshua
Joseph’s descendants were very different than him. They obeyed when their desires were met and when God manifested His mighty power on their behalf. Whenever they were discouraged or felt abandoned, ... [ +++ ]
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 Monday, 08 April 2013 / Calling
Tags: John Bevere, leave, church, God, ministry, immature, Christians, obedient
I’m often asked, “When should I leave a church or ministry team? How bad does it have to get?” I respond, “Who sent you to the church you presently attend?” The majority of the time they answer, ... [ +++ ]
Created on Thursday, 04 April 2013 / Administration
Tags: Josh Griffin, Kurt Johnston, staff, conflict, fester, pray, healing
There’s nothing more challenging interpersonally than dealing with a serious conflict with someone on your church staff or a volunteer in a key position in your ministry. The temptation would be to let ... [ +++ ]
Created on Friday, 22 March 2013 / Pastoring
Tags: Dan Reiland, church, leadership, levels, Apostle Paul, Thessalonians, John Maxwell, position, rights, permission, relationship
Pastor Chris Morgan, my friend and colleague on the 12Stone Church staff team, and one of the best worship leaders in the country, sent me a personal journal entry on leadership from his readings in I ... [ +++ ]
Page 2 of 3
Read the Vacation Bible School 2014 guide

Subscribe to Ministry Today

Ministry Today Digital

More from Ministry Today

http://ministrytodaymag.com/modules/mod_image_show_gk4/cache/banners.300x250MNT_Version2newsimage1.jpglink
http://ministrytodaymag.com/modules/mod_image_show_gk4/cache/banners.300x250MNT_Version3newsimage1.jpglink
http://ministrytodaymag.com/modules/mod_image_show_gk4/cache/banners.300 x 250 NICL Locations 3-18-14newsimage1.jpglink
http://ministrytodaymag.com/modules/mod_image_show_gk4/cache/banners.NICL Test 300x250newsimage1.jpglink
«
»
a