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Created on Thursday, 04 September 2014 / Evangelism
Tags: Dave Buehring, Lionshare, The Jesus Blueprint, transformation, disciplemakers, obedience, revelation, engagement, scriptures
I enjoy watching a great Bible story that is well captured on the big screen. It provides me with fresh vantage points, making me think about things I'd never seen before or previously considered. I've ... [ +++ ]
Created on Tuesday, 02 September 2014 / Relationships
Tags: Rick Warren, creative, effective, ministry, ownership, Saddleback Church, implementers, decision makers, committee, board of directors, challenge, Jesus, Great Commission, control, permission, c
It's impossible to have a healthy church that experiences multi-dimensional growth without trusting people enough to delegate leadership to them. Having said that, this remains one of the greatest bottlenecks ... [ +++ ]
Created on Thursday, 19 June 2014 / Culture
Tags: Joe McKeever, Southern Baptist, churches, doctrines, false, mistake, liberal, overestimate, people, salvation, Christ, death, cross, shed blood, Samuel M. Shoemaker, Revive Thy Church Beginning With ...
The typical liberal church—as this Southern Baptist farm boy sees it, anyhow—makes a dozen serious errors, some of them monumental. But this one is about as big as they come. The typical ... [ +++ ]
Created on Thursday, 30 January 2014 / Vision
Tags: Joseph Mattera, effectiveness, church, evangelical leaders, attendance, tithes, disciplemakers, megachurches, volunteers, leaders, church plants, ministries, marketplace leaders
Often evangelical leaders are under the false assumption a local church is doing well because they have good Sunday attendance, receive large amounts in tithes and offerings, and offer a plethora of programs ... [ +++ ]
Created on Monday, 27 January 2014 / Adversity
Tags: Rick Warren, biblical disunity, pastors, accountable, shepherds, wolves, flock, envy, strife, quarreling, evil suspicions, friction, troublemakers, repent, negative words, hurt, harmony, unity
The Bible says that pastors are accountable to God to manage and direct the church (see 1 Peter 5, 1 Timothy 3:5, 1 Timothy 5:17). Good shepherds are good protectors against wolves, and wolves are everywhere. ... [ +++ ]
Created on Thursday, 23 January 2014 / Preaching
Tags: Impact Nations, Jesus, gospel, more, Christ, peacemakers, follow
Jesus has invited us to a life of "more." It is what we were created for­—to move in the eternal and all-embracing purposes of the Creator. Jesus called it abundant life. But what does "more" look like, ... [ +++ ]
Created on Tuesday, 31 December 2013 / Personal Character
Tags: Justin Lathrop, New Year, resolutions, make, break, pastors, influence, theme, leadership, bend, critics, transparency, actions, people, performance
Many people make—and break—New Year’s resolutions. Here are eight possible ones that pastors should consider for the upcoming year: 1. Let influence be the theme of your leadership. I often hear pastors ... [ +++ ]
Created on Monday, 23 December 2013 / Youth
Tags: Aaron Crumbey, More Than Dodgeball, sexting, youth, church, quick fix, teens, troublemaker, relationships
Think back when you were a junior high or high school student. What would’ve been the equivalent to sexting? I’m guessing it would probably be flashing. The only difference between the two (besides ... [ +++ ]
Created on Thursday, 21 November 2013 / Administration
Tags: Work, supervisor, employee, boss, executive pastor, Dan Reiland, love Jesus, growing leader, strong character, excuse maker, complaint giver, negative thinker, entitlement, energy, 12Stone Churc
We all report to someone, right? So we can all relate, in some way, to being staff. Part 1 of this miniseries focused on a great boss. This post focuses on a great employee. In my leadership as an executive ... [ +++ ]
Created on Tuesday, 04 June 2013 / Pastor's Heart
Tags: Steve Murrell, secrets, success, ministry, Ignite 2013, Every Nation ministries, Manila, calling, commitment, community, concentration, honor God, make disciples
What a week it was! Deborah and I attended Ignite 2013 along with over 9000 Filipino students plus hundreds of students and Every Nation campus missionaries from Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, Guam, India, ... [ +++ ]
Created on Wednesday, 01 May 2013 / Pastor's Heart
Tags: Ron Phillips, heart surgery, alive, thankful, sleep apnea, bypass, cardiologist, widow maker, stress test
As I sit in my office contemplating the last year, I am overwhelmed by a profound sense of thanksgiving. At this time a year ago, I was lying in a hospital bed, recovering from open-heart surgery. As many ... [ +++ ]
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 Tuesday, 26 March 2013 / Ministry Leadership
Tags: Francis Chan, disciple maker, heart, teaching, dangerous, love, example
Why do you want to make disciples? Have you ever asked yourself that question? As followers of Christ, we should be focused on making disciples. But if we don’t do it with the right motives, we are simply ... [ +++ ]
Created on Friday, 15 March 2013 / Prayer
Tags: Dan Reiland, miracles, God, book, Mark Batterson, Circle Maker, prayer
Every summer my family and I read a book together. We’ve been doing this through the kids' teen years, and now even in their college years. Last summer we read Mark Batterson’s book, The Circle Maker. ... [ +++ ]
Created on Tuesday, 04 December 2012 / Preaching
Tags: Embrace, God, way, own, Make it happen, kingdom, path, faith, view, pause, reflect, Psalm, navigational, corporate, reality, humble, prayer
God loves us enough to make our path straight, but it is so much better to get on the right path first. We are all living in a fast-paced, hard driven, “make it happen” world. I have operated in this world ... [ +++ ]
Created on Monday, 12 November 2012 / Evangelism
Tags: Evangelism, Love, Filmmaker, Darren Wilson, Finger of God, Furious Love, Father of Lights, Witness, God, Sowers, Seed
I’m not an evangelist. I’m not a pastor. I’m not even a Bible teacher or a Youth Minister. I’m a filmmaker, but I just so happen to be a filmmaker who attempts to do the near impossible for my films. I ... [ +++ ]
Created on Tuesday, 18 May 2010 / Main
Tags: anniversary,celebration,charismatic movement,hugh layzell,makerere full gospel church,uganda
QUOTE: "We look forward to great things ahead knowing that God has a great purpose to transform our society. The church in Uganda is going to be a catalyst of the gospel, and you will be known ... [ +++ ]
Created on Tuesday, 02 February 2010 / Main
Tags: doritos,erwin mcmanus,film-industry,hollywood,humor,moviemakers,phil cooke,super bowl
Come Super Bowl Sunday, members of Los Angeles' Mosaic Church might find a new way to get in the game. The megachurch, which is full of budding moviemakers and young film-industry workers, is ... [ +++ ]
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