NOT BY CONSTRAINT (FOR PASTORS)

Equilibrist businessmanHave you ever had the feeling sometimes that ministry is like walking a tight rope?  I know I have-especially in those early days of pastoring when I had so little experience, and a whole lot of zeal.  There are so many complexities when working with people who are carrying burdens or stuck in the mire of sin.  Leading has many challenges, and if we are not careful, Continue reading “NOT BY CONSTRAINT (FOR PASTORS)”

With God NOTHING Is Impossible!

I recently finished reading through the book of Esther as part of our annual Bible reading schedule here at Grace.  What a powerful story of faith and victory.  The story of Esther and Mordecai’s faith and courage is a true inspiration for us all.  As I was reading through this small Old Testament book, I was reminded and challenged, once again, that even when threatened with the greatest of perils, God is still in control and He can still perform miracles.

Most of us already have the knowledge of this great truth in scripture, yet we often forget when faced with the hard, cold, depressing challenges of life. Continue reading “With God NOTHING Is Impossible!”

Making The Puzzle Of Ministry A Portrait

Ministry really is a puzzle on a magnificent scale.  Putting the pieces in order AND keeping each of those pieces together can be challenging at times, especially if you have a multifaceted ministry.  Pieces of that puzzle include daily time with God in prayer and study, preparing messages, various administrative duties, finances, staff meetings, soulwinning, visitation, counseling, and the list goes on and on.  I can also say that having a Christian school multiplies that list threefold.

One of the biggest parts of succeeding in ministry is learning how to bring all of the pieces of the ministry puzzle together in oneness and unity to accomplish the greater purpose of reaching the lost.

The Apostle Paul reveals, what I consider to be one of the most powerful principles Continue reading “Making The Puzzle Of Ministry A Portrait”