culture

Created on Monday, 29 July 2013 / Pastor's Heart
Tags: Ron Phillips, righteousness, racism, radicals, society, culture, soul, symptoms, sexual purity, Detroit, Chicago, sin, life, death
Society is being turned on its ear, and we are being given a front-row seat. I could sit here for days and decry the many ways in which our culture is losing its soul. I could catalogue the multiple symptoms ... [ +++ ]
Created on Thursday, 18 July 2013 / Discipleship
Tags: Discipleship, culture, churches, pastors, salvation, growth, equipping, vision, mission, BHAG, cheerleader, czar, Implementation Team, communication package, plan
... your people in a small group with an average of eight people. For example if you have 200 people, 80 percent = 160 divided by 8 = 20 small groups. Determine how many trained small group leaders you have, ... [ +++ ]
Created on Tuesday, 09 July 2013 / Administration
Tags: Tony Morgan, changes, church, leaders, culture, comfort, service times, volunteers, scripture, missions, teaching, social media
One of the reasons churches get stuck is that they’re unwilling to change. They don’t want to rock the boat. Leaders are afraid. People may leave. People may stop giving. Over time, the culture becomes ... [ +++ ]
Created on Tuesday, 25 June 2013 / Vision
Tags: Ron Edmondson, change, difficulty, leadership, test, conflict, culture, vision, trust, risk, return, obedience
Change is hard, almost always. Sometimes change is harder than other times. It’s then where leadership is tested. Tensions can mount. And people are more likely to object. It’s good to know these times ... [ +++ ]
Created on Thursday, 20 June 2013 / Pastoring
Tags: Artie Davis, change, church, culture, community, context, God Vision, aircraft carrier
Any church that doesn’t change in response to the change in culture, community or context will eventually cease to exist. Any church that wants to stay around and keep its doors open will make constant ... [ +++ ]
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 Friday, 24 May 2013 / Culture
Tags: Artie Davis, church, afford, financial, costs, complaining, culture, investment, kids, young leaders, keep score, cracks
All of us who lead in a church understand the cost of doing ministry—the financial cost, that is. We know our budgets and the limits of what we can afford or not afford. However, many pastors and leaders ... [ +++ ]
Created on Wednesday, 01 May 2013 / Main
Tags: Phil Cooke, rules, communication, gospel, distracted, cluttered, culture
The most successful military generals and athletes ruthlessly study the strategy and tactics of their adversaries. In a similar way, effective pastors and ministry leaders have always studied the enemy. ... [ +++ ]
Created on Tuesday, 30 April 2013 / Vision
Tags: Brad Lomenick, make it happen, team, culture, goals, leaders, responsibility, promptness, meetings, solve problems
All of us want to be part of a team that is successful, accomplishes goals and gets things done. But a “make it happen” team culture is only possible if we, as individuals and leaders, are truly committed ... [ +++ ]
Created on Friday, 12 April 2013 / Vision
Tags: Fire, J. Lee Grady, big, faithful, culture, kingdom, God, less, more, church service
... is not an impressive number, and today’s church growth specialists might say Jesus failed to break the 200 barrier within three years of ministry! Follow the cloud, not the crowd. There are a few crowd ... [ +++ ]
Created on Monday, 01 April 2013 / Ethics
Tags: Tony Morgan, honor, culture, congregations, pastors, church, submit, leaders, obey
At the risk of not showing honor to peers in ministry, I want to tackle the topic of honor today. I’m concerned. I see a trend in churches that I think is unhealthy. Honestly, I believe it’s also unbiblical. ... [ +++ ]
Created on Monday, 07 January 2013 / Worship
Tags: Worship, Church, Owens, Leader, Culture
Editor’s Note: Daily during January and February, MinistryTodaymag.com will feature an article from pastor and best-selling author Rick Warren and his staff in conjunction with his new book, What on Earth ... [ +++ ]
Created on Friday, 28 December 2012 / Culture
Tags: Healthy, church, kingdom-minded culture, God
Identifying the kingdom characteristics of a healthy church There is much discussion about identifying and articulating the culture of our individual local churches. Amid countless innovative trends and ... [ +++ ]
Created on Wednesday, 19 December 2012 / Main
Tags: Worship, Church, Owens, Leader, Culture
A worshiping church won’t just happen. It starts with a leader who places a high value on personal worship. I remember only two things about my college biology class: the broken clock that hung on ... [ +++ ]
Created on Friday, 30 November 2012 / Pastor's Heart
Tags: Steve Hill, culture wars, evangelism, battles of the flesh
Culture wars are real. I’m speaking of the battles that continually pursue between those who hold to traditional values and those who are opposed. My friend, the gospel is greater than any force that comes ... [ +++ ]
Created on Thursday, 29 November 2012 / Main
Tags: Spirit, world, remains, Buckingham, culture, missionary
The head of a large missionary organization told me that they are being sued by two of their members. These people had earlier dedicated their lives to missions. Now they have various ailments. One man ... [ +++ ]
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 Wednesday, 14 November 2012 / Multicultural
Tags: Spanish-speaking American churches, Latino American churches, Assemblies of God, culture shock, Central American churches
For many decades, Spanish-speaking Assemblies of God churches could typically be described as predominately Mexican and Mexican-American churches where all services were held in Spanish. Today, some see ... [ +++ ]
Created on Friday, 02 November 2012 / Pastor's Heart
Tags: Disciple, Culture, Carol Fidler, Compartmentalizing, Classes
... Seattle in 2001 with her husband, Bruce. She serves on the Every Nation Ministries Board.  ... [ +++ ]
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 ... [ +++ ]
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