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Created on Monday, 30 September 2013 / Administration
Tags: Ron Cantor, leadership, abuses, weaknesses, insecurities, ADHD, Dr. Michael Brown, press, adultery, friends, confidants, empowerment, struggles
I just got off the phone with a good friend. He is in a situation where the leader of his congregation is abusing the power that God has given him. As we talked about this I said, “Often a leader will ... [ +++ ]
Created on Thursday, 26 September 2013 / Environment
Tags: Thom Rainer, power groups, churches, LifeWay Research, family owned, operated, deacons, work-around warriors, benevolent dictators, formal alliances, money managers, past-is-present protectors, ministry ...
This topic will cause some discomfort for many of you. The very thought of the presence of power groups seems contrary to the spirit and grace of the gospel. But power groups are very real in churches. ... [ +++ ]
Created on Friday, 23 August 2013 / Vision
Tags: Artie Davis, winner, whiner, wayward, fruit, small town, worship leader, cause, poison, seeds, commitment, vision, off course, wicked types
“They have eyes, and yet they don’t see.” Many leaders don’t see the fruit that is about to manifest in those around them. All they can see is the tree. A tree can look strong, weak, ugly or handsome, ... [ +++ ]
Created on Monday, 03 June 2013 / Pastoring
Tags: Artie Davis, plans, multiplying, leaders, small-town, simple-minded, find, feed, free, steps
“We have a leadership deficit.” Those are words many of us have spoken and all of us have heard from others. We know how vital it is for every church to have and fill a solid leadership pipeline. ... [ +++ ]
Created on Friday, 31 May 2013 / Pastoring
Tags: Gina McClain, needed, known, church, pastors, members, Ecclesiastes, vision, culture, environment
I recently had a phone conversation with a woman from our congregation who said, “We’re thinking of leaving the church.” “Tell me why,” I replied. “Because we just haven’t been able to connect," she said. ... [ +++ ]
Created on Tuesday, 21 May 2013 / Counseling
Tags: Michael Brown, divine judgment, Second Coming, Christ, tornadoes, Oklahoma, abortion, babies, righteousness
... of same-sex “marriage” in Massachusetts in 2004. This reminded me of the statement made by one of our most respected, national Christian leaders immediately after the 9/11 tragedy in 2001. He said, “I ... [ +++ ]
Created on Wednesday, 01 May 2013 / Pastoral Care
Tags: Ron Edmondson, leadership, tips, battles, fight, duplicate, emulate, downtime, marathon, sprint, control, authentic
I have a heart for leaders. Especially church leaders. I’d love to help others learn from my mistakes. In fact, that’s a huge motivation for this article. With that in mind, here are seven simple leadership ... [ +++ ]
Created on Wednesday, 10 April 2013 / Pastoring
Tags: Brad Lomenick, pressure, responsibility, territory, catalyst, own, credit
I get asked all the time by young leaders “How do you handle the responsibility of leading something like Catalyst?” Good question. Reality is, anyone who leads a church, a company, a community, a nonprofit ... [ +++ ]
Created on Monday, 08 April 2013 / Culture
Tags: Michael Brown, Rick Warren, mean-spirited, words, non-believers, suicide, tragedy
In the aftermath of the tragic suicide of Rick and Kay Warren’s son Matthew, another tragedy is occurring. So-called followers of Jesus are using Matthew’s death as an occasion to attack Pastor Warren. ... [ +++ ]
Created on Friday, 18 January 2013 / Kingdom Culture
Tags: Michael Stevens, Low-down epidemic, homosexuality, closet
I am troubled by the black church's lack of response to the down-low epidemic. There is no doubt in my mind that it's God's will for homosexuals to be set free from same-sex attraction. I preach Jesus ... [ +++ ]
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 Friday, 21 December 2012 / Cutting Edge
Tags: J. Lee Grady, prayer, Holy Spirit, Newtown massacre, Connecticut shooting, Sandy hook Elementary, shooting, tragedy
Some members of my church gathered near the altar last Sunday to pray for those affected by the recent school massacre in Connecticut. Our pastor had a list of the victims, and he asked that we mention ... [ +++ ]
Created on Friday, 21 December 2012 / Community
Tags: Newtown Connecticut, Sandy Hook Elemntary school, Connecticut elementary school shooting, Newtown massacre, David Shibley, brokenhearted Christmas
Our hearts continue to grieve over the horrific evil that was unleashed against precious, helpless children last week at an elementary school in Connecticut. In the midst of the pain we also remember that ... [ +++ ]
Created on Friday, 21 December 2012 / Pastor's Heart
Tags: Connecticut, Newtown, tragedy, elementary school, pain, God, love
Last Friday, just as our nation was showing the beginning stages of healing from 9-11 to our nation, we took another hit. A total of 26 children and six adults were massacred in a quiet, suburban, elementary ... [ +++ ]
Created on Thursday, 20 December 2012 / Kingdom Culture
Tags: connecticut school shooting, billy graham, newtown school massacre, why does god allow tragedy, school shootings, senseless killings, gun control, bad things happen to good people, job
The technological revolutions of today stagger our imaginations. We try to peer into the future, and if we could actually see what the world will be like 10 or 20 years from now, I'm sure that we would ... [ +++ ]
Created on Wednesday, 19 December 2012 / Community
Tags: Newtown, Connecticut, Newtown school shooting, Newtown massacre, evil, God, Jospeh Mattera Adam Lanza
One of the most difficult things a pastor has to do when a tragedy occurs is to try to find the words to comfort a grieving family and explain how God can allow such a horrible thing to take place. While ... [ +++ ]
Created on Wednesday, 19 December 2012 / Legacy
Tags: frank pastore, frank pastore passes away, frank pastore dies, gina pastore, shattered: struck down, but not destroyed, frank pastore in coma, frank pastore dies after motorcycle accident, the frank ...
Frank Pastore, a Christian radio host and author of the 2010 memoir Shattered: Struck Down, But Not Destroyed, died Dec. 17—nearly a month after suffering serious head injuries from a motorcycle crash ... [ +++ ]
Created on Tuesday, 18 December 2012 / Uncategorised
Tags: No Religion, Christians, Muslims, Montana, same-sex couples, benefits, God, Devil, Newtown massacre, Sandy Hook
Check out some links below to recent stories from Charisma News that you'll find interesting and informative. You can also sign up to receive stories on your smart phone by signing up for the free Charisma ... [ +++ ]
Created on Tuesday, 18 December 2012 / Pastor's Heart
Tags: connecticut school shooting, newtown school massacre, why does god allow suffering, suffering of job, god's judgment, newtown tragedy, newtown school shooting
On Nov. 21, 1980, when the MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas burned, survivors were brought into the Convention Center, where our Crusade meetings were being held. In an interview, Governor Robert List talked ... [ +++ ]
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 ... [ +++ ]
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