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Created on Thursday, 24 July 2014 / Vision
Tags: Joseph Mattera, Nehemiah, action, activation, implementation, leadership ability, compelling, vision, need, relationships, human resources, cupbearer, king, distractions, opposition
The book of Nehemiah is an outstanding book that depicts going from a compelling vision to its activation and implementation. Nehemiah was a type of a master builder apostle (1 Corinthians 3:10-14) who ... [ +++ ]
Created on Thursday, 12 June 2014 / Culture
Tags: Bishop Joseph Mattera, same-sex marriage, pastors, weddings, First Amendment, religious liberty, freedom of speech, activists, human rights, civil rights
It should be obvious to all that the ultimate goal of the far left is to re-interpret and or amend the First Amendment to take away religious liberty and freedom of speech. Since the legalization of same-sex ... [ +++ ]
Created on Friday, 06 June 2014 / Relationships
Tags: Thom Rainer, LifeWay Christian Resources, pastors, church members, human, family member, criticize, bad days, sermons, home runs, sensitive, salary, church numbers, true friend, preaching, good people, ...
In a recent article, I noted nine things church members would like to say to their pastors. In this article, I represent the pastors. Please hear me clearly. Most pastors love church members dearly. They ... [ +++ ]
Created on Friday, 30 May 2014 / Evangelism
Tags: Somebody Cares International, Doug Stringer, humanitarian aid, Ministry Today, Houston, New Testament, gospel, impact, influence, church, ministry, heart, community, Jesus Christ
... Asia in late 2004, Somebody Cares partnered with local churches in Houston to provide more than $200,000 in cash and in-kind donations to the affected areas. Doors were opened to Somebody Cares partners ... [ +++ ]
Created on Tuesday, 27 May 2014 / Evangelism
Tags: Convoy of Hope, Donaldson family, humanitarian aid, natural disasters, social media, basic needs, food, water, church, truth
Humanitarian Aid At the intersection of U.S. 65 and I-44, the crossroads of America connect in Springfield, Mo., a place where passion meets need and hope meets healing. This junction forms the ideal location ... [ +++ ]
Created on Thursday, 15 May 2014 / Preaching
Tags: Sherman Cox, preaching, humanity, role, Bible, message, Word, terminology, vernacular
Some believe that preaching preparation is where the preacher goes off to talk to God with Bible in hand. Then God gives a message to the preacher. Then the preacher comes to the people without altering ... [ +++ ]
Created on Wednesday, 19 March 2014 / Personal Character
Tags: John Burke, burned out, ministry, Messiah, intentions, Jesus, emotional, physical, spiritual, human limitations, bad choices, emotional state, guilt, human, healing
You can’t fix, change or save another person, but you can try! I almost burned out my first few years of leading others in ministry because I didn’t realize I was trying to be their messiah. I had great ... [ +++ ]
Created on Monday, 25 November 2013 / Personal Character
Tags: Ron Edmondson, life, ministry, learning, process, Scripture, Christ, ownership, growing, encouragement, change, success, desperation, pastors, human
Some of these are new, and some are reminders I’m seeing lived out: 1. The most mature is often not the one with the most knowledge of Scripture but the one who has learned to most live like Christ. 2. ... [ +++ ]
Created on Tuesday, 22 October 2013 / Personal Character
Tags: Geoff Surratt, Ron Carpenter, congregation, devastation, pain, evil, family, Redemption World Outreach Center, pastor's kid, integrity, transparency, human, vulnerability, broken, accountability, ...
My heart broke last week as I watched pastor Ron Carpenter pour out his heart in his weekend message to his congregation. It was a gut-wrenching experience as he shared with his church the ... [ +++ ]
Created on Friday, 23 August 2013 / Pastoral Care
Tags: Dan Reiland, leaders, spiritual growth, philosophy, human nature, Asbury Theological Seminary, 12Stone® Church, capacity, fun, price, risks, vision
If you love to learn, improve and grow, think back on who helped to ignite that fire within you. A mentor in my late teen years, Ray Crowell, was the first person to inspire me to grow as a person. He ... [ +++ ]
Created on Friday, 19 July 2013 / Preaching
Tags: Hal Seed, bucket list, Jesus, Trinity, restoration, assignments, sinless life, conceived, human, equip, sin, rise, heaven, ascension, judgment, rewards, authority
Somewhere in the councils of the Trinity, a plan was devised for the restoration of the world. Among His other assignments, these fell on the bucket list of the Son of God: 1. Be conceived and born as ... [ +++ ]
Created on Monday, 20 May 2013 / Preaching
Tags: George O. Wood, adversity, human effort, thriving, funeral, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Nazis, World War II, Psalm, escape, sruvive
The late great American preacher Clarence McCartney recounted ministering at the funeral of a young husband. He stood by the coffin and listened as the young widow poured out her soul in grief. Finally ... [ +++ ]
Created on Tuesday, 12 March 2013 / Children
Tags: Church planters, children, human, faith, missionaries, vacations, time, flexibility
As our church ramps up to plant a church a year for the next several years, I’ve had conversations with five of my key guys about becoming church planters. Church planting is one of the most challenging ... [ +++ ]
Created on Tuesday, 18 December 2012 / Pastoring
Tags: Pastor, human, privilege, fishbowl, power rangers
Being a pastor is a fulfilling privilege--but it can be demanding, too. Here's what every pastor wishes his sheep knew about their shepherd. I just want to go to a place where nobody knows us!" my wife, ... [ +++ ]
Created on Wednesday, 17 October 2012 / Missions
Tags: Fight, Human sex trafficking, educate, fundraising
What every church can do about human sex trafficking—now Can I be blunt and say that I’m sick and tired of churches and ministries that are committed to “raising awareness” about sex trafficking? We’re ... [ +++ ]
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