Category Archives: Leadership

Leadership

Rearing Children to Stay in the Church

A Pastor friend of mine from North Carolina shared with me that one out of every four children who grow up in the Church abandon their faith once they get out on their own. (Usually off to college) Startling, but … Continue reading

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Broken Boldness

Arrogance in the pulpit–the great tragedy in the American Church. As pastors, we are called to be leaders, not in pride and aloofness, but in humility and brokenness. And we will be, as soon as we have a deep and … Continue reading

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Evaluating The Value of Modern Mission Trips

In the mind of American Christians, the thought of modern missions usually consists of people dropping $2,000 or more to fly to an overseas mission field and teach kids how to comb their hair or kick a ball. However, it … Continue reading

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A Tract…A Man…A Church

A couple of weeks ago, our Project India team traveled and did outreach and evangelism in a village where people came to market in order to sell their vegetables, fruit and fish. Our team gathered small crowds and passed out … Continue reading

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Pastor, Have You Been With Jesus?

Pastors have a great influence in the lives of their flock–they are supposed to. As under-shepherds to Christ, we are to help direct and encourage the sheep to follow Jesus in the daily life. However, there is a dangerous trend … Continue reading

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My Son is a Hero!

Sometimes we learn things from the actions of our children that it makes our heart swell with joy, thanksgiving and humility. That happened to me this past week. My oldest son, Josh, is a youth and young adults pastor in … Continue reading

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A Cry Through The Window

Recently, two of our Church Planters preached in an unreached village. They proclaimed that Jesus as the Only Begotten Son and the Savior of all. They shared how that man must come to Him through faith and repentance by believing the … Continue reading

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Can We Do It In America?

Is it possible to plant simple and thriving churches in America? By thriving, I’m referring to planting church-planting churches. Our measuring stick is not how many buildings we can build, or how many people we can convince to come to … Continue reading

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Do Not Disturb

I recently stayed in a motel in Nashville, TN after a week long traveling schedule. I was physically exhausted and looked forward to a good nights rest. As I walked into my room, I placed the “Do Not Disturb” sign … Continue reading

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Lord, Increase Our Faith

Like every true believer, the disciples desired to walk in a deeper dimension of faith with Christ. They asked Him to explain how they could increase their faith. (Luke 17:5-10) What a wonderful request! However, when we examine the answer … Continue reading

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Pastors Should Be Worshippers

We’ve all noticed it. The worship team is leading the congregation in praise and worship, and the person most distant from worship is the Pastor. Either he is using the time to talk with someone, or praying over his message, … Continue reading

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Prophetic Stirring

The Lord still has His prophets. No, we will not see them walking around in sackcloth and ashes, or with unkept beards and shepherd’s staff in their hand. But they are there… speaking God’s Word in faithfulness and stirring up … Continue reading

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