This post follows up yesterday’s post on Mobilizing Saints for Powerful Ministry. The Holy Spirit gifts every member of the body of Christ to help the church become the beautiful Christ-exalting bride that He wants her to be (Cf. 1 Cor. 12-14). So it makes sense that we would want every member of the body … More Seven Practical Points for Spiritual Gift Mobilization in Your Church
“God has already determined which Christian should best assume which ministries in the church. The role of church leadership is to help its members identify their gifts and integrate them into ministries that match their gifts.” ~Christian Schwarz The ABC’s of Natural Church Development, 11. Such a statement only makes sense if you are a … More Mobilizing Saints for Powerful Ministry
Originally posted on Tim Chester:
I can’t understand people who choose to sit at the back of church meetings. I understand parents with small children who want the option of taking them out or whisking them off to the toilet. But everyone else? Some people, perhaps, think they are less exposed to the preacher’s gaze.…
Take your complaints to God. He can take it. Psalm 102:1–7 (ESV) A Prayer of one afflicted, when he is faint and pours out his complaint before the Lord. 1 Hear my prayer, O Lord; . let my cry come to you! 2 Do not hide … Source: Why Doesn’t God Make it … More Why Doesn’t God Make it Easy?
I was driving through the neighborhood yesterday and had what I considered an interesting thought. What if what people put on their bumper, or lawn, or FaceBook banner, or hung from a pole at their house, was a statement of the highest order of enthusiasm a person possessed? What would it say about us and … More Bumper Sticker Enthusiasm
I recently had a conversation with a church member about the failure of his church to act with any urgency to a new person’s desire to be baptized. “This person came to church for the first time in years at my invitation; they were powerfully moved by the message and immediately after the service signed up … More Why Do They Visit? Why Do They Leave?
Here’s the audio link to my last message at Trinity Church (from 5/29/16). The video is not yet up but I think the audio of either service is better than the video recording on this particular week. Sorry for the sniffling at the beginning. The worship team, the prayers of God’s people, the text and … More The Flabby American Church