Disease and Calamity

Disease and Calamity

            The Coronavirus is a reminder to our society that mankind is not invincible. Humanism, the philosophy of living without reference to God, offers no comfort to the fear and panic in times of trouble. But we as Christians can offer hope to a fearful society knowing that God is still...Read more
Building A Core

Building A Core

            The Pareto principle says that, “eighty percent of the work is done by twenty percent of the people.” Unfortunately that principle is often true in churches. The twenty percent of the people doing the work is the core of the church and it is through their effort that most of...Read more
Everyone Needs a Mentor

Everyone Needs a Mentor

 Everyone needs a mentor. Even though no man or woman is perfect there are some men and women that rise above the fray and in spite of their weaknesses are used greatly of God. The Apostle Paul referred to himself as the “chief of sinners” and yet encouraged his converts...Read more
Creating a Culture

Creating a Culture

     Can a spiritual culture be created and established by a new church planter? Yes it can be and it should be. The spirit of the church should be distinctively different from the world. The community in which we live exhibits a culture or way of life that has become increasingly immoral...Read more
Be a Leader

Be a Leader

A pastor wears many hats and has many designations. He preaches, counsels, and teaches, along with many other duties. However the most important description given to him is that of a leader. A pastor may be an average speaker but he must be an excellent leader. Followers need a leader....Read more
Spend and Be Spent

Spend and Be Spent

Starting a church is similar to starting a business and neither is easy. If it were easy more people would be doing it, but when it comes to church planting usually men are reluctant. Hard work, sacrifice and prayer all describe the necessary elements to be successful. Anyone that doesn’t...Read more
Surviving Success

Surviving Success

 Most of the time we are concerned about a new church plant not succeeding. Failure is a real possibility and no one wants to fail but sometimes it does happen. We never consider the dangers of a new church plant being a success but here are reasons we should beware...Read more
The Pastors Car

The Pastors Car

            In today’s world a car is a necessity. Every American pastor would be at a great disadvantage to do his work if he didn’t have reliable transportation. There are some mission fields where a scooter, a bicycle or public transportation are a feasible substitute, but I can’t think of a...Read more
Young Men

Young Men

I write unto you, fathers, because ye have known him that is from the beginning. I write unto you, young men, because ye have overcome the wicked one. I write unto you, little children, because ye have known the Father. I have written unto you, fathers, because ye have known...Read more