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Created on Tuesday, 18 November 2014 / Communication
Tags: Jewish Voice Ministries International, Jonathan Bernis, Jews, Israel, Christians, Messianic Movement, Missiology, theology, evangelism, missions, Ethnos, Goyim, Last Days, Romans 11
Decades of annual, clockwork-like repetition had taught John Wilkinson to expect the arrival of the letter in the opening days of each New Year. Wilkinson had founded the Mildmay Mission to the Jews in ... [ +++ ]
Created on Tuesday, 11 November 2014 / Evangelism
Tags: Israel, ministries, Messianic, Wayne Hilsden, Dr. Michael Brown, Jonathan Bernis, King of Kings Community Jerusalem, Yeshua, Hebrew, Jewish Voice Ministries International, Ezra International
... Lifeshield Responding originally to disruptions in northern Israel during a 2006 war with Lebanon, this year's attacks from Gaza have shifted its emphasis to the country's southern region. Bowman felt ... [ +++ ]
Created on Monday, 13 October 2014 / Worship
Tags: Charles Billingsley, worship, ministry, singing, crisis, voice, surgery, faith, lifestyle, limitations, growth, Jesus, believer
It was five years ago, on a hot August night in Orlando, Florida, that I unintentionally entered into one of the deepest valleys of my life. I had been fighting a summer cold but throughout the weekend ... [ +++ ]
Created on Wednesday, 30 July 2014 / Church Growth
Tags: Ron Edmondson, church growth, prevention, small church, mentality, Christian, secular, leaders, followers, dream, pastor, new people, voice, vision, change, excuses, quit dreaming, organized system, ...
I was once asked to help a church process how to get younger people to attend. After we discussed some recommendations for change, a man pulled me aside and said, "Son, we don't need no fancy ideas around ... [ +++ ]
Created on Tuesday, 10 June 2014 / Community
Tags: Creativity, church, community, teach, lead, worship, pastors, inviting space, opportunities, wiggle room, linear thinkers, voice, artists, contributions, expectations
In recent decades, churches haven't been known as hubs for creativity. Instead, churches have been known for doing things the same way—the same kind of worship, the same songs, the same bulletins, ... [ +++ ]
Created on Monday, 12 May 2014 / Ministry Leadership
Tags: Ron Edmondson, first chair, second chair, leadership, position, young, subordinate, church planters, remove lids, empower, individual dreams, input, voice, micromanage, recognition
I was asked a great question recently while visiting with a group of leadership students from a nearby Christian college. How do you attract (and keep) “first-chair” type leaders into a “second-chair” ... [ +++ ]
Created on Tuesday, 19 November 2013 / Pastoring
Tags: Colonel Sanders, Joe McKeever, preachers, Bible study, message, humorous lines, Holy Spirit, personal conviction, Haddon Robinson, will, unprepared, voice of the Lord
I had planned my Bible study message for the little interdenominational group that meets each Wednesday in a local restaurant. I knew what “the Lord laid on my heart” and had gone over it earlier ... [ +++ ]
Created on Tuesday, 15 October 2013 / Pastoring
Tags: Phil Cooke, pastors, inspiration, reality, prophetic voices, speakers, Bible, adultery, New Testament, Jesus, religious leaders
The last 30 years of church history could be called the “inspiration” decades. It’s been a period where pastors were more likely to be inspirational speakers than prophetic voices. And I get it. Most people ... [ +++ ]
Created on Wednesday, 07 August 2013 / Vision
Tags: Artie Davis, naysayers, acknowledge, reaction, voice, complainers, vision, change, impact
“The poor will be with you always,” Jesus said, but I’m sure He could have added, "The stupid vision killers will pursue you always.” Acknowledge But Don’t React As much as we would love to send to some ... [ +++ ]
Created on Tuesday, 18 June 2013 / Counseling
Tags: Kyle Corbin, Youth ministry, encouragement, folder, email, voices
You are slammed with things that need to get done, there is a parent that just won’t get off your case, or perhaps you just have heard more negative than positive lately. It sounds like you could use some ... [ +++ ]
Created on Wednesday, 08 May 2013 / Personal Character
Tags: Kim Martinez, The Voice, communicators, memory devices, alliteration, acronym, cadence, storytelling, analogies, authenticity
Do you remember going to chapel in Bible college? Every once in a while, one of “the greats” would show up. You knew you were listening to one of the great communicators when you heard two things: 1. "The ... [ +++ ]
Created on Monday, 06 May 2013 / Main
Tags: Phil Cooke, Media, Church, Voice, Conflicting Stories, Power
My team at Cooke Pictures gets hired when a church, ministry or nonprofit organization is losing its voice. Perhaps you’ve experienced a similar situation: Despite doing great work in the community—like ... [ +++ ]
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, 28 November 2012 / Columns
Tags: prophetic voices, prophecy, prophetic word, prophetic pastors, political latter, stand for righteousness, biblical values, biblical beliefs, culture wars
As a pastor I have been involved in political, economic and social issues in order to be holistic in ministering to the needs of our community, as well as functioning prophetically to influential elected ... [ +++ ]
Created on Friday, 13 January 2012 / Main
Tags: The Church as a Prophetic Voice
by Bishop Harry R. Jackson Jr. I am often asked why I spend so much time engaging in the moral battles of our day. My critics see my work outside the pulpit as crass political pandering or fleshly power ... [ +++ ]

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