Have you ever caught yourself saying ‘well that’s no longer my stage of life’? How often when we speak of young families, of making room in the church for children, even doing things differently for teenagers, are we quick to think that stage is behind us. Too often...
To focus on young families is not simply to sing their songs or play games with their kids. What our young families need is a church family that, while not living the same ‘stage of life,’ actively chooses to stand in the stage in prayerful support and unity.
Discovering, Embracing, and Sustaining Your Pastoral Calling
Jamie Warren Church Vitalization Story
I realize the title is very broad. Being led by the Spirit is essentially what it means to follow Jesus. Maybe a story will help to clarify and narrow the definition I’m using here: Led by the Spirit: A Short Story I had just graduated Bible College and was working at...
What are Pentecostal practices? Let me begin by painting a picture of the kind of life I suspect we want as Pentecostals. As you read these scriptural portraits, try to imagine yourself walking in them in your day-to-day life. Praying in the Spirit. (Romans 8:14-27)...
An atheist, a Christian author, and a cameraman walk into a megachurch. It sounds like the preamble of a joke, but it is actually the premise of a book, “Jim and Casper go to church.” In a now-famous scene, amidst the noise, smoke and lights, self-professed athiest...
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WHAT ARE STRATEGIC INITIATIVES?
EDMDSI Gary Andrews talks about strategic initiatives, and what it looks like to have unity without uniformity.
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