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Created on Tuesday, 22 July 2014 / Preaching
Tags: Hal Seed, sermons, preaching, calendar, series, multi-site campuses, planning, season, unchurched, The Purpose Driven Life, balance, depth, breadth
... In 2001, I developed the perfect preaching calendar. Then 9/11 hit. I was scheduled to speak on spiritual gifts. Like every preacher, I changed my subject that week. I spoke on destiny, then three weeks ... [ +++ ]
Created on Tuesday, 24 June 2014 / Pastoring
Tags: Thom Rainer, pastors, church, tenure, mystery, third year, Breakout Churches, honeymoon, perspective, expectations, relationship, relationships, seasons, letdown, prayer, intentional
Pastors generally don't stay long at churches. The average tenure is between three and four years. But, as our research has shown consistently, longer tenure is needed for church health. Longer tenure ... [ +++ ]
Created on Tuesday, 04 February 2014 / Vision
Tags: Frank Viola, ministry, season, church, Paul, Jerusalem, Colossians, Ephesians, Philippians, Andrew Murray, Beyond Evangelical, Jesus: A Theography, crop rotation, missional churches
Over the years, I’ve said a lot about the seasonal nature of the church and the seasonal nature of the Christian life. What is true for the church and for the individual Christian is also true for spiritual ... [ +++ ]
Created on Monday, 23 December 2013 / Pastor's Heart
Tags: Joe McKeever, Christmas, Jesus, carol, karaoke, John 3:16, reason for the season, substitutes
“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son.” A few years back, the minister of music and I decided to try something different on the last Sunday night before Christmas. We had done ... [ +++ ]
Created on Wednesday, 07 August 2013 / Growth
Tags: Ron Edmondson, church, growth, numbers, healthy, Holy Spirit, believers, seasons
Here is an example of a common question I receive: My church is not growing. People come, but they do not stay. We’ve analyzed all the majors and feel we are doing what we should, but they do not stay. ... [ +++ ]
Created on Friday, 17 May 2013 / Education
Tags: Ron Edmondson, learning, God, doors, plan, life, stretches, light, dark, seasons, giving up
Just because I’m a pastor, that doesn’t mean I don’t continually learn things about God. It’s a daily process for everyone. Here are some things that I have learned or am learning about our Heavenly Father: ... [ +++ ]
Created on Tuesday, 11 December 2012 / Columns
Tags: God, voice, communicator, hear, Christmas season, voice, tone, volume, whispers
When a child is small, whether we want to or not, we train them to hear our voice. We have certain tones of voices that indicate “I mean business.” By the time a child is four or five years old, they will ... [ +++ ]
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 ... [ +++ ]
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