In the days when the church schedule offered the weekly trifecta of Sunday morning, Sunday evening, and mid-week prayer, a guilt-ridden saying was floating around that went something like this: “People that love the church attend Sunday morning; People that love the pastor attend Sunday evening; But people that love ...
May 06, 2015
It has been said that “Over time, you get over time.” A life in ministry is just like any other. When you are young you have nothing but time, middle-aged, you never have enough, and when you are old, time is precious and then finally runs out. You ...
April 08, 2015
True confession! I am an unabashed admirer of Adam Hamilton. Not only did he lead a mere 17 people to become the 17,000 member Church of the Resurrection in Leawood, Kansas, he’s a churchman with a true compass about what it means to nourish seekers and believers simultaneously. Brief ...
March 28, 2015
"I want you to join me in desperately needing Jesus," says Joni at the North American Christian Convention. "Join me in fixing your eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is only temporary, but what is unseen is eternal."
March 27, 2015
"He got us through like he said he would!" Pastor Frank Smith's conclusion to his fiery session at NACC will fill pastors with a renewed sense of energy and joy in the believer's future.
February 13, 2015
If you're a leader feeling oppressed by suffering, you'll be encouraged by this clip from Joni Eareckson Tada's session at the North American Christian Convention. "Suffering stretches our soul down here on earth," she says, "so that we might receive more of heaven's joy when we arrive on that celestial ...
February 04, 2015
The Leadership Team, as our board is known, came to the front of the church of The Brethren Fellowship to be received and given a laying on of hands with prayer.
January 28, 2015
For six years, my wife and I have led our family on an annual retreat. We recharge, plan and pray together. If the families in your ministry could benefit from stronger spiritual ties, encourage them to consider this as one weapon in their arsenal.
January 28, 2015
"Suffering is like a splash-over of hell," says Joni Eareckson Tada, "helping us to appreciate the ultimate hell that Christ Jesus has rescued us from. Suffering gives us a tiny little taste of the hell that could be ours were it not for our salvation in Jesus.... But then what ...
January 13, 2015
Speaking out today about one’s faith in a politically-correct age can be dangerous. Yet church leaders who are hesitant can draw inspiration from biblical leaders like the Apostle Paul. He knew that danger awaited him in Jerusalem. At Miletus he said good-bye to the Ephesian elders and told them that ...
November 20, 2014