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Created on Wednesday, 18 December 2013 / Personal Character
Tags: Thom S. Rainer, LifeWay, pastors, stress, life, struggles, families, day off, unhappy spouse, glass house, financial needs, criticisms
Most pastors love their calling. Most pastors could not imagine doing anything else. Most pastors have joy in their ministries. I want to be clear that I don’t view pastors as a depressed, melancholy and ... [ +++ ]
Created on Monday, 28 October 2013 / Relationships
Tags: Deborah Wipf, pastors, happy, faithful, volunteers, planning, supplies, equipment, church beautification, expectations, background checks, delegation, responsibility, compelling vision, documentation, ...
We all are familiar with the 10 Commandments; so I thought I’d have some fun and create a version for leading church volunteers. I also have a set for how to be an all-star volunteer. Stay tuned for that ... [ +++ ]
Created on Wednesday, 16 October 2013 / Youth
Tags: Shawn Harrison, ministry, success, resignation, youth, Christ-like attitude, selfish ego, student ministry, families, file folder, calendar of events, sample budget, resources, example
Do you want the next guy to succeed in your position? I wrestled with this while sitting in my office after handing in my resignation. After three years as the student and family pastor at our church, ... [ +++ ]
Created on Wednesday, 16 October 2013 / Administration
Tags: Thom Rainer, churches, busyness, programs, activities, ministries, diet, fruitfulness, discipleship, LifeWay, sacred cows, spiritual growth, families
Most churches—more than eight out of 10—are busy; too busy. These churches need to slim down their plethora of programs, activities, and ministries. They need to go a busyness diet. Unfortunately, ... [ +++ ]
Created on Wednesday, 16 October 2013 / Men
Tags: male-friendly church, relevance, Assemblies of God, language, masculinity, success, guilt, sexuality, purity, marriage, children, integrity, home, church, workplace, greatness, challenge, actions, ...
I am often asked, “Why are the men leaving the church today?” Sometimes it comes out as “What can we do to keep the men of this church?” or “How can our church reach more men?” There is no easy answer, ... [ +++ ]
Created on Monday, 07 October 2013 / Money
Tags: pastor, salary, congregation, church, wrinkle, supplies, utilities, leadership, LifeWay Christian Services, tax credit, Apostle Paul, money, Timothy, bi-vocational
Every once in a while, someone comes up with a new wrinkle on church headaches. A young pastor friend wrote to say the church he now serves went through a split a year or so before he arrived, and the ... [ +++ ]
Created on Monday, 15 July 2013 / Counseling
Tags: Ron Edmondson, Satan, marriage, family, disruptions, scandal, lies, busyness, rumors, burnout, church conflict
I’m not a pastor who is constantly looking for Satan behind everything that goes wrong. I concentrate my attention on Jesus and encouraging others to follow Jesus and not to focus on the defeated one. ... [ +++ ]
Created on Monday, 08 July 2013 / Personal Character
Tags: George O. Wood, servanthood, scripture, class president, leadership, general superintendant, Assemblies of God, Ray Rachels
Self-conscious about a chipped front tooth, my unruly red hair and the spray of freckles across my nose and cheeks, I was shy and withdrawn throughout high school. But by the time I had been in college ... [ +++ ]
Created on Monday, 01 July 2013 / Culture
Tags: Ron Edmondson, lies, Christians, hurt, help, control, God, understanding, marriage, time, prayer
Here are 12 of the biggest lies I’ve heard people tell: 1. I’m not going to let him (or her) hurt me anymore. 2. I don’t need any help. 3. I’ve got this under control. 4. I’m only going to try it one time. ... [ +++ ]
Created on Friday, 26 April 2013 / Preaching
Tags: George Wood, Assemblies of God, Congregation, Preaching, leadership, model
Growing up in Assemblies of God churches, I often heard preaching in an imperative—even imperial—mode. Pastors operated with a command-and-control model of leadership that carried over into the pulpit. ... [ +++ ]
Created on Monday, 15 April 2013 / Pastor's Heart
Tags: Ron Phillips, pastor, mysteries, lies, whys, Isaiah, 2 Corinthians
Why? It is the single word ground into the bloody soil of every battlefield in the world. It is buried in the rubble of every civilization, state and neighborhood that has been devastated by a natural ... [ +++ ]
Created on Tuesday, 09 April 2013 / Cutting Edge
Tags: Steve Hill, lies, deception, church, false teachings
Years ago my wife, Jeri, and I were driving on the interstate when we were overcome by a white cloud of windblown snow. “I can’t see a thing!” I shouted. We were experiencing a complete whiteout. I lost ... [ +++ ]
Created on Monday, 11 February 2013 / Vision
Tags: Church, Families, Church, Sundays, getting there
In the book, Zombies, Football and the Gospel, Reggie Joiner talks of how Sundays are now a day to watch football, be with family, and do just about anything else but church. I know that this varies from ... [ +++ ]
Created on Wednesday, 16 January 2013 / Pastor's Heart
Tags: Saeed Abedini, Assemblies of God, George O. Wood, Pastor Saeed Adedini, Naghmeh Abedini
A letter received by American-Iranian Pastor Saeed Abedini, carried out from Iran's notorious Evin Prison, tells of beatings and interrogations, around-the-clock bright lights and ongoing lies designed ... [ +++ ]
Created on Thursday, 27 December 2012 / Deliverance
Tags: accuser of the brethren, satan's lies, spiritual warfare, prophetic insight, god never changes, casting down imaginations, do not grow weary in well doing
There has been much that has occurred in this season that could cause our hearts to faint, and fear seems to be on the horizon each day of our lives. However, we must continue to persevere in faith, knowing ... [ +++ ]
Created on Monday, 17 December 2012 / Community
Tags: connecticut school shootings, newtown massacre, deadliest school shooting in u.s. history, batman schooting, columbine, shock and awe, franklin graham, school shootings, colorado movie theater s
Amid the "most wonderful season of all" comes the tragic news of a deranged young man entering an elementary school in Newtown, Conn., killing 27, including 20 children. Tragically, Christmas for these ... [ +++ ]
Created on Wednesday, 05 December 2012 / Pastor's Heart
Tags: Christmas, God, time, margin, soul, nurture, busy, reflection, Kim Martinez, Assemblies of God, reason, season, Christ, pattern
  There is a concept called Margin. I first learned about margin the hard way. When my oldest child went to kindergarten, I mapped out the route, and figured out exactly how much time it would take ... [ +++ ]
Created on Wednesday, 14 November 2012 / Multicultural
Tags: Spanish-speaking American churches, Latino American churches, Assemblies of God, culture shock, Central American churches
For many decades, Spanish-speaking Assemblies of God churches could typically be described as predominately Mexican and Mexican-American churches where all services were held in Spanish. Today, some see ... [ +++ ]
Created on Wednesday, 31 October 2012 / Legacy
Tags: McConnell, Pentecostal, Earth Day, Passes, Azusa Street Revival, Assemblies of God
... 15, 2009, at Timberline Church, Fort Collins, Colorado. McConnell is survived by his wife, Anna McConnell, his son, Cary McConnell, and two daughters, Christa Mason and Corenella Keiper. A memorial service ... [ +++ ]
Created on Tuesday, 13 July 2010 / Main
Tags: assemblies of god,doyle robinson
QUOTE: "When Jesus was on Earth he said, 'Guys, I'm leaving, I'm putting you in charge.' He said feed the hungry. It's not a suggestion. … Bless His heart, if Jesus walked into Denver, where would ... [ +++ ]
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