A young pastor's lesson in how God works

 
July 26, 2012
Jeff Vines, after telling a story of his time as a young pastor in Africa: "Pastors, it's quite possible that you're exactly where God wants you. It's painful and you think he's abandoned you, when in reality, you have never been more in the center of his will."

Topics: Church Growth , Ministry , Outreach

Companies: NACC-No. American Christian , Jeff Vines


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Ajai Lall asks this poignant question and shows how we can respond to suffering while revealing our most important asset. As Founder and Director of Central India Christian Mission, Ajai teaches us how to turn every suffering moment into an opportunity. (Excerpted from the NACC conference in 2015.) 
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Jim Barber gives ideas for how to ask the important questions during a church reorganization. (Jim Barber teaching at the Society for Church Consulting Training Summit in 2014.)
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In April 2015, a devastating earthquake hit Nepal killing more than 9,000 people. As Ajai Lall and Central India Christian Mission helped the Nepalese people, they wondered why someone would help them. The Nepalese thought they deserved this type of suffering because of bad karma. Discover how Ajai Lall’s responded to this ...
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Jim Barber discusses how to lead well through transition. (Jim Barber teaching at the Society for Church Consulting Training Summit in 2014.) 
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The funeral I never wanted to perform

Ajai Lall, Founder and Director of Central India Christian Mission, shares a powerful story of an unexpected response in the midst of suffering. Learn from one man’s experience and how his perspective challenges us to approach suffering differently. (Excerpted from the NACC conference in 2015.)
February 02, 2016  

3 hurdles of change leadership

Jim Barber discusses how clearing these hurdles will move your leadership structure in the right direction. (Jim Barber teaching at the Society for Church Consulting Training Summit in 2014.)
February 02, 2016  

How one sermon unlocked a preacher's ministry

Hear how a sermon on marriage given during two different seasons of a pastor’s life, unlocked a key component in his preaching career. LeRoy Lawson, Director of the Doctor of Ministry Program at Emmanuel Christian Seminary (Johnson City, Tenn.), shares this key ingredient based on Acts 4 which took his ...
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5 unhealthy leadership structures

Is there a hint of these five unhealthy leadership forms in your church? Jim Barber shows you what to look for. (Jim Barber teaching at the Society for Church Consulting Training Summit in 2014.)
January 25, 2016  

7 characteristics of policy governance

Moving from the board making all the decisions to allowing staff ownership in the process is a challenge. Jim Barber gives insight to ease this transition. (Jim Barber teaching at the Society for Church Consulting Training Summit in 2014.)
January 18, 2016  

This will change the world

Living in a world filled with pain and problems, we’re constantly looking for that answer to fix this brokenness. Sean Palmer, Lead Minister at The Vine Church in Temple, Texas, digs into 2 Kings 7 and shares this answer and challenges us to rethink what we do with the good ...
January 18, 2016  

Trust economics: Finding balance between board and staff

How do you build trust between a church staff and board? Jim Barber addresses this concern from his experience consulting with churches across the country. (Jim Barber teaching at the Society for Church Consulting Training Summit in 2014.)
January 12, 2016  

An old man's conversation with God

“It’s natural for someone who has lived a long time to be afraid,” LeRoy Lawson says as he takes a reflective look at Psalm 71. What do you fear as you age? How does this impact your ministry? Lawson shares the secret to peace in the midst of aging. (Excerpted ...
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