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Glorious Finish

Glorious Finish

  We are witnessing endless accounts of leaders who have received the flag of disqualification, raised the white flag of premature surrender, or thrown in the towel because of debilitating discouragement. No doubt, the complexities of modern ministry, the onslaught of...

Analog Church

Analog Church

  COMPARISON, COPYCATS, CARICATURES Today people have access to the best sermons and church music in the world, at the touch of their fingertips. So why don’t they just stay home and listen from the comfort of their beds on Sunday mornings? For those of us who...

HONESTLY, Did God Bring Us the 2020 COVID-19 Pandemic?

HONESTLY, Did God Bring Us the 2020 COVID-19 Pandemic?

Pastor Resources · HONESTLY - Did God Bring Us The COVID - 19 Pandemic   A lot is being written about God's role in the COVID-19 pandemic.  Some are suggesting that it is Divine retribution for mankind's wickedness.  Others are promoting the idea that God is allowing...

Stepparents: Learn to Listen for Love

Stepparents: Learn to Listen for Love

Pastor Resources · Building Love   To bond with stepchildren, stepparents are prudent to lead with love and to apply the principles of the 5 love languages with wisdom. Further, as we discuss in our book Building Love Together in Blended Families, to dissuade...

Grieving a Spouse: Vital Financial Decisions You Must Make

Grieving a Spouse: Vital Financial Decisions You Must Make

Pastor Resources · Grieving A Spouse - Vital Financial Decisions You Must Make   Dealing with the passing of a loved one is never easy, but it becomes more challenging when legal loose ends remain untied. In addition to navigating life without your spouse, you also...

A Higher Vision for Integrity and Endurance

A Higher Vision for Integrity and Endurance

Pastor Resources · Glorious Finish Reading Henderson   We are witnessing endless accounts of leaders who have received the flag of disqualification, raised the white flag of premature surrender, or thrown in the towel because of debilitating discouragement. No...

Fear starts a turning

Fear starts a turning

  The Old and New Testaments teem with God encounters: Abraham serving three strangers, Moses taking his sandals off to approach the burning bush, Elijah watching the Almighty pass by at Horeb, Gideon putting out his fleece as a test, Balaam’s talking donkey,...

Interrupt The Downward Spiral

Interrupt The Downward Spiral

  Anxiety is an out of control thought pattern.  It settles over the mind like a severe weather system, spewing thunderclouds and casting lightning bolts.  Life feels like an airplane in a tailspin.  It feeds on what-ifs and worst-case scenarios. What if the...

Moving from Incarnational to On-Line Worship: Some suggestions

Moving from Incarnational to On-Line Worship: Some suggestions

  First COVID-19 meant we cancelled gatherings of 500 or more. Then fifty. Then ten. Now some cities are near lockdown. Normally, the church gathers as an expression of our love for God and for one another. But in this moment we must do the opposite—for the same...

What’s with churches having security teams?

What’s with churches having security teams?

  “We left our former church, in part, because they had a security team with guns!” I was told. I respected their decision and them for following their convictions. The only problem was, we had a security team with men and women carrying guns; they’re just not an...

Glorious Finish

Glorious Finish

  We are witnessing endless accounts of leaders who have received the flag of disqualification, raised the white flag of premature surrender, or thrown in the towel because of debilitating discouragement. No doubt, the complexities of modern ministry, the onslaught of...

Analog Church

Analog Church

  COMPARISON, COPYCATS, CARICATURES Today people have access to the best sermons and church music in the world, at the touch of their fingertips. So why don’t they just stay home and listen from the comfort of their beds on Sunday mornings? For those of us who...

HONESTLY, Did God Bring Us the 2020 COVID-19 Pandemic?

HONESTLY, Did God Bring Us the 2020 COVID-19 Pandemic?

Pastor Resources · HONESTLY - Did God Bring Us The COVID - 19 Pandemic   A lot is being written about God's role in the COVID-19 pandemic.  Some are suggesting that it is Divine retribution for mankind's wickedness.  Others are promoting the idea that God is allowing...

Stepparents: Learn to Listen for Love

Stepparents: Learn to Listen for Love

Pastor Resources · Building Love   To bond with stepchildren, stepparents are prudent to lead with love and to apply the principles of the 5 love languages with wisdom. Further, as we discuss in our book Building Love Together in Blended Families, to dissuade...

Grieving a Spouse: Vital Financial Decisions You Must Make

Grieving a Spouse: Vital Financial Decisions You Must Make

Pastor Resources · Grieving A Spouse - Vital Financial Decisions You Must Make   Dealing with the passing of a loved one is never easy, but it becomes more challenging when legal loose ends remain untied. In addition to navigating life without your spouse, you also...

A Higher Vision for Integrity and Endurance

A Higher Vision for Integrity and Endurance

Pastor Resources · Glorious Finish Reading Henderson   We are witnessing endless accounts of leaders who have received the flag of disqualification, raised the white flag of premature surrender, or thrown in the towel because of debilitating discouragement. No...

Fear starts a turning

Fear starts a turning

  The Old and New Testaments teem with God encounters: Abraham serving three strangers, Moses taking his sandals off to approach the burning bush, Elijah watching the Almighty pass by at Horeb, Gideon putting out his fleece as a test, Balaam’s talking donkey,...

Interrupt The Downward Spiral

Interrupt The Downward Spiral

  Anxiety is an out of control thought pattern.  It settles over the mind like a severe weather system, spewing thunderclouds and casting lightning bolts.  Life feels like an airplane in a tailspin.  It feeds on what-ifs and worst-case scenarios. What if the...

Moving from Incarnational to On-Line Worship: Some suggestions

Moving from Incarnational to On-Line Worship: Some suggestions

  First COVID-19 meant we cancelled gatherings of 500 or more. Then fifty. Then ten. Now some cities are near lockdown. Normally, the church gathers as an expression of our love for God and for one another. But in this moment we must do the opposite—for the same...

What’s with churches having security teams?

What’s with churches having security teams?

  “We left our former church, in part, because they had a security team with guns!” I was told. I respected their decision and them for following their convictions. The only problem was, we had a security team with men and women carrying guns; they’re just not an...

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