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Created on Wednesday, 02 April 2014 / Pastoring
Tags: Joe McKeever, visiting preacher, host pastor, guest, invitation, information, internal workings, church, negatives, times, services, children's sermon, Sunday school, dress code, honorarium, understanding, ...
As a retired pastor, I’m often on the receiving end of invitations to preach at other churches, so am well acquainted with this subject. Here are a few things that a visiting preacher requires from his ... [ +++ ]
Created on Monday, 24 February 2014 / Youth
Tags: Gina McClain, student, volunteers, value, Seacoast Church, middle school students, high school students, orientation, ministry, lead, communication, mentoring, small group leaders
I recently wrote about the value of student volunteers and how we can create an environment that helps them stick. One post generated an excellent comment by Scott Kinney at Seacoast Church. This guy doesn’t ... [ +++ ]
Created on Tuesday, 18 February 2014 / Youth
Tags: Leneita Fix, Jesus, stuff, heart, unchurched, youth, Christian school, salvation, temptation, flesh, righteousness, fellowship, testimony, pride, lust
Last week I had a really interesting conversation with a group of freshmen. It all started with this question from one girl: “So, in church, they’re always talking about asking Jesus into your heart. I’m ... [ +++ ]
Created on Wednesday, 22 January 2014 / Education
Tags: Diana Davis, Sunday School, ideas, fresh, church, small groups, classes, ministries, childcare, attendance, group, themed study
When a church begins new small groups or Sunday School classes, eternity is impacted. New hands are put to the task. Easy entry points are established. Members are more likely to invite lost friends. Peripheral ... [ +++ ]
Created on Monday, 30 December 2013 / Relationships
Tags: George O. Wood, Great Commission, Assemblies of God, church planting, team, young people, schoolteachers, accountants, lawyers, business people, Jesus, apostles, Book of Acts, Paul
It takes everyone working together from all walks of life to carry out the Great Commission. As part of our AG church-planting initiative, we share our vision on college campuses, and we’ve had as many ... [ +++ ]
Created on Tuesday, 17 December 2013 / Youth
Tags: Leneita Fix, multi-cultural, multi-ethnic, unchurched, overchurched, African-American, white, high school students, racism, struggles, God, stereotypes, skin color, shallow, Christ, Aslan Youth
I need to begin with context. Our ministry is a multisite urban youth ministry. We work with a mix of “churched,” “unchurched,” “dechurched” and “overchurched” students. Our students are primarily African-American. ... [ +++ ]
Created on Tuesday, 10 December 2013 / Youth
Tags: Gina McClain, students, volunteers, high schoolers, middle schoolers, kids' ministry, student gaggles, parent, mentor, small group
Recently I posted about student volunteers and the consistencies I see in those that are highly engaged in serving. Sarah Dunn from Southpointe Church in Oklahoma City asked a few great questions:  ... [ +++ ]
Created on Thursday, 05 December 2013 / Youth
Tags: Gina McClain, youth, students, volunteers, middle school, worship service, fpKIDS, church, kids ministry, team, parents, service, love, encouragement
My daughter is allergic to mornings. Given the opportunity, she would easily sleep until 10 a.m. every day. But school requires that she rise a little earlier. So we push through the pain and crawl out ... [ +++ ]
Created on Thursday, 03 October 2013 / Vision
Tags: Aaron Crumbey, Saddleback Church, ministry, high school ministry, building, game, goals, focus, motivator, authenticity, Jesus Christ, priorities
A lot of times we can get into the results game or the comparative game and lose sight of what matters most. We think if only I had that building, that equipment, more staff or more money, then we would ... [ +++ ]
Created on Thursday, 12 September 2013 / Pastoring
Tags: Scott Attebery, pastor, to-do list, importance, sermon, leaders, church, time, members, congregation, deacons, Sunday School
... 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 Friday, 21 June 2013 / Vision
Tags: Gina McClain, inspiration, vision, kids' ministry, volunteers, parents, church services, communication, Vacation Bible School, direction
Read any leadership book today and within the first few pages you’ll hear about the critical function of vision in your organization. To lead effectively without a shared vision is simply not possible. ... [ +++ ]
Created on Tuesday, 28 May 2013 / Calling
Tags: Joe McKeever, pastor, ignorant, church, sinners, scripture, Ku Klux Klan, Bible, leaders, showman, criticism, schoolteachers
The pastor had been called from his rural church to another part of the country. He was excited about the new challenge, as he well should have been. In a parting comment to a friend, he assessed the state ... [ +++ ]
Created on Friday, 19 April 2013 / Pastoral Care
Tags: Kim Martinez, pastors, time off, Monday, Sabbath, paper, school
Pastor Jeff is at it again—this is his third week in a row without a break. Monday is his day off, and he takes it. But most weeks, it looks like this: 1. Get up early to “enjoy” time with the kids (who ... [ +++ ]
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 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 ... [ +++ ]
Created on Tuesday, 27 November 2012 / College
Tags: Strang, report, mainstream, media, Charisma, International School of Ministry, Berin Gilfillan, Reinhard Bonnke
... hundred training schools in 2000 to more than 15,000 training sites today in 142 nations, I wanted to find out more. Berin told me each year he adds about 1,000 new ISOM schools “and we have found no better ... [ +++ ]
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