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Created on Tuesday, 22 April 2014 / Ministry Leadership
Tags: Bishop Joseph Mattera, leadership, mistakes, failure, falling, activity, productivity, poor decisions, peers, intimate contact, spouse, family, self-discipline, eating, obesity, prayer, Bible
Unfortunately, in every level and realm of life, we have all witnessed serious leadership failure. It is no longer a surprise when we read about a high-level pastor, celebrity, sports figure or politician ... [ +++ ]
Created on Monday, 31 March 2014 / Pastoring
Tags: Bishop Joseph Mattera, questions, lead pastor, emotions, rigors, lead role, church, theology, competent, organization, administration, spouse, progress
As we all know by now, thousands of lead pastors leave full-time church ministry every year. Along those lines, a high percentage of new church plants never make it past three years. One reason is that ... [ +++ ]
Created on Friday, 28 February 2014 / Education
Tags: Bishop Joseph Mattera, intercession, strategies, worldview, preaching, kingdom, spouse, humility, marketplace, connection, local church leadership, team, support
As a person who has been preaching and attempting to implement strategies, I have come up with the following essentials necessary for effectiveness in kingdom ministry: 1. High-level intercession. In Daniel ... [ +++ ]
Created on Friday, 21 February 2014 / Culture
Tags: Frank Viola, local church, institutional church, leaving, Roman Catholic, Anglican, Church of Latter Day Saints, assembling, anti-church, postchurch, Jesus Christ, Reggie McNeal, volunteers, anti-pastor, ...
It’s funny. We still live in a celebrity culture. Even Christians have chewed hard on it. Whenever a celebrity Christian author or blogger talks about “leaving church,” all of a sudden masses of Christians ... [ +++ ]
Created on Monday, 17 February 2014 / Married
Tags: Bishop Joseph Mattera, engaged, newlyweds, couples, ministry, time off, distracted, Deuteronomy, cell phones, emails, Skype, Facebook, Twitter, spiritual, biblical
There has been a teaching that has gone around certain church circles intermittently for the last several decades that states, “Newly married couples should step away from church-related ministry for at ... [ +++ ]
Created on Thursday, 13 February 2014 / Evangelism
Tags: Bishop Joseph Mattera, transformation, reformation, revival, churches, communities, passion, soul winning, shepherd, biblical objectives, contemporary, shift, culture, ethics, standards, prosperous, ...
... principles and secularism! For more on why revival is not enough read my first book Ruling in the Gates published by Creation House in 2003. Joseph Mattera is overseeing bishop of Resurrection Church, ... [ +++ ]
Created on Friday, 10 January 2014 / Culture
Tags: Bishop Joseph Mattera, fall, America, The Harbinger, banks, economic calamities, Great Depression, 2012 presidential election, China, Russia, Obamacare, NSA, mass chaos, U.S. dollar
... by runs on banks and economic calamities), to a severe economic crisis far worse than what happened globally in 2008! All in all, most who I speak to portend a major financial correction is soon coming ... [ +++ ]
Created on Wednesday, 28 August 2013 / Ethics
Tags: Bishop Joseph Mattera, narcissism, leaders, desires, needs, culture, serve, ministry, perks, pain, self-indulgence, materialism, relationships, objects, advantages
By definition, a narcissist is a person who believes the world evolves around them to such an extent their own desires blind them to relational reality which makes them insensitive to the needs and perspectives ... [ +++ ]
Created on Wednesday, 14 August 2013 / Ethics
Tags: sam hinn, restoration of a fallen leader, ron johnson, mark chironna, bishop lonnie langston, four-year affair, forgiveness, adultery, church on the living edge, jospeh garlington, re-ordaining sam ...
Whether you recognize Sam Hinn’s name or know nothing about the ministry of Benny Hinn’s younger brother, there’s an important issue in the body of Christ that needs to be addressed in light of Sam’s “re-ordination” ... [ +++ ]
Created on Wednesday, 15 May 2013 / Ethics
Tags: Bishop Joseph Mattera, public scandal, God, space, heart, self-aware, honesty, temptations, healthy relationship, spouse
Every week it seems there is another scandal breaking out with a high-profile person, whether in politics, sports, media or the church. A person could have done much good their whole life but with one ... [ +++ ]
Created on Monday, 17 December 2012 / Preaching
Tags: leadership, ministry leaders, how to be a good leader, leadership principles, Bishop Joseph Mattera
The following are eight of the most important leadership principles I have learned as a senior leader over the past three decades. I have found that each of these leadership principles is vital to the ... [ +++ ]
Created on Tuesday, 13 November 2012 / Pastor's Heart
Tags: Ricciardelli, Servant, Leader, God, Glory, Popes, Bishops, Apostles, Prophets, Priests, Pastors, Humility, Communication
This is going to all Popes, Apostles, Prophets, Bishops, Priests, and Pastors and any other leader who has influence over people. God relates with you directly, and does not need you to get between his ... [ +++ ]
Created on Friday, 09 November 2012 / Community
Tags: Bishop Harry Jackson Jr., Divided church, Election, Biblical marriage, Minorities, Blacks, Hispanics, Asians, Whites
A divided church lost the most important election concerning the fate of biblical marriage in our nation’s history. This election revealed a deep division between minority Christian’s sense of moral priorities ... [ +++ ]
Created on Thursday, 11 October 2012 / Columns
Tags: Prayer, Liberals, Bishop Harry Jackson
The need for the nation to pray about her problems would be high on my grandmother's to-do list. In fact, she often said, “Prayer changes things!” As a black woman who was also part Native American, she ... [ +++ ]
Created on Tuesday, 21 August 2012 / Main
Tags: same-sex marriage, President Obama, 2012 elections, Bishop Harry Jackson Jr., DOMA, Defense of Marriage Act, Proposition 8
... same-sex marriage is too serious to support him again. Bishop Jackson was successful in 2008 in helping us get the marriage amendment passed in Florida with 62 percent of the vote. The critical votes ... [ +++ ]
Created on Tuesday, 18 May 2010 / Main
Tags: bill hybels,bishop george mckinney,david gushee,immigration,joel hunter,mercer university,new evangelical partnership for the common good,pastors,samuel rodriguez
QUOTE: "When you've got a friend who's screaming out in pain, who's saying this is really dangerous, you pay attention to that." —David Gushee, who teaches at Mercer University in Georgia and is ... [ +++ ]
Created on Tuesday, 16 March 2010 / Main
Tags: bishop darrell gooden,holy spirit,perri costley,preachers,teenager
... he heard Perri Costley, a 15-year-old girl, preach to his congregation. Gooden was so impressed that he invited Costley to speak at an international conference for more than 200 ministers. Gooden expects ... [ +++ ]
Created on Tuesday, 09 February 2010 / Main
Tags: adult inmates,bishop harry jackson,charles colson,children,chuck stetson,church of god in christ,defense of marriage act,divorce rates,family research council,fatherlessness,incarceration,juvenile,marriage,marriage ...
Pastors can now offer congregants proof that traditional marriage is not only good for children, it's good for taxpayers. So say traditional marriage advocates who are participating in a weeklong ... [ +++ ]
Created on Friday, 24 July 2009 / Main
Tags: Anglican, Church of England, marriage, baptism, sin, bishop, cohabitation, unwed parents
Most pastors in America realize the problem of cohabitation among unwed parents has become a cultural norm—one that's often just as common in the church as outside it. But across the Pond, the ... [ +++ ]
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