John Wimber on Seeking God’s Presence

“We don’t seek God’s power, we seek His presence. His power and everything else we need is always found in His presence.” – John Wimber, one of the founding leaders of the Vineyard Movement


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The Power of Reflection (Part 4 of 4)

In this final installment of a four part blog series,  I want to share with you how best to reflect on life moments in an effort to increase personal growth. Remember, evaluated experience is the best teacher. You need to build moments of reflection into your life, so you can look back and ask God to help you learn from … Read More


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The Power of Reflection (Part 3 of 4)

Last week in part 2 of this series I mentioned how I’d once heard that failure is a few errors in judgement repeated every day. To stop this cycle of failure, you need time to reflect. I shared when to reflect and this week I want to share some key areas to reflect on. In no particular order: Physical Health … Read More


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The Power of Reflection (Part 2 of 4)

In the first part of this four part series, I shared my equation on personal growth. As I was reflecting on that equation, I was reminded of something I’d once heard: Failure is a few errors in judgment repeated every day. If you go too long in life making these little errors and you don’t make time to stop, evaluate, … Read More


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Tips for Listening to a Sermon

Today’s guest post comes to us from Will Graham for EvanglicalFocus.com. Will shares some straightforward steps that pastors can share with their congregations which will help people better understand the content of Sunday’s message. If the preaching of the Word of God is the most important part of the Protestant church service, then learning to listen to the sermon becomes vitally important. … Read More


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The Power of Reflection (Part 1 of 4)

One of the big myths you often hear is that “experience is the best teacher.” Now there is no doubt that experience is a path to learning, but in the moment rarely do you learn the lessons. The truth is, EVALUATED experience is the best teacher. Holocaust survivor Corrie Ten Boom said, “Memories are the key not to the past, … Read More


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2 Effective Ways to Manage and Motivate Your Church Staff

Part of your job as a church leader, a.k.a. the boss, is to give clarity to your staff and align the work that they’re doing with the vision of the church. It takes a leader to manage and motivate their staff, and an ongoing commitment. Here’s a quick overview of two key ways to manage and motivate people: Projects and … Read More


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Two Time Management Tips for Pastors

This is Kerrick Thomas – and for the last 12 years I’ve served alongside of Nelson Searcy as Executive Pastor of The Journey Church. I’m guest blogging today and would like to talk to you about time management. Time is the Pastor’s most precious commodity . . . because your time is an unrenewable resource. Your time is your life … Read More


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C.S. Lewis on Christian Philosophy

“To be ignorant and simple now – not to be able to meet the enemies on their own ground – would be to throw down our weapons and to betray our uneducated brethren who have, under God, no defense but us against the intellectual attacks of the heathen. Good philosophy must exist, if for no other reason, because bad philosophy … Read More


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