From time to time I will meet an energetic person who asks me, “Pastor P, I’ve been thinking lately about going into the ministry—how does it feel to do what you do?”
My response is usually something like this, “In the ministry you experience the highest
Do you realize who you are and how much God needs you to fulfill your destiny in advancing His cause here on earth? Does it surprise you that the heavenly Father is depending on you?
God has specifically designed a life-course for you! Your entire life
It seems we have all been a little shellshocked. What a summer. Terrorist attacks and campaigns. Shootings and tension. Now, it has come home to me more than ever.
I have lived on Bethany Church’s North campus property for 53 years. I’ve never seen anything like
#1 - They have leaders that lead!
“For God so loved the world that He did not send a committee!” Not sure where I heard that…but its true!
#2 - A desperation for God’s power!
Prayer isn’t a good luck charm that is attached at the beginning or at
In a January, 2015 interview in GQ magazine, basketball superstar Kevin Durant talked about his personal spiritual transformation after learning about God’s love from Pastor Carl Lentz.
He explained that he once lived with the fear that, “If I do something wrong, I’m going to hell.
Sermons by Francis Chan, best-selling author of Crazy Love, Forgotten God, Erasing Hell, Multiply, and You and Me Forever. Francis is the host of the BASIC.series (Who Is God & We Are Church). Currently, he is planting churches in the San Francisco area. For more
Most church members love their pastors.
Many church members are encouragers to their pastors. Pastors often lose perspective when a few critical church members become a persistent pain and challenge.
But most church members are indeed a blessing to pastors.
As we have conversed with church members across
by Pastor Jerry McQuay
Some time back, I was doing my daily 2 or 3 mile walk around our subdivision (it’s not like all of you gym rats who work out daily, but I’m getting old, Folks), when I noticed a solitary Canada Goose sitting in
When we enter into football playoffs, it is apparent that coaches have been preparing their teams for months for these special games. The teams have spent numerous hours watching players on the field in various positions, viewing scrimmage tapes as well as playing season games
Last week I opened this series on complexity by sharing why churches become over programmed. Today I’d like to help you tackle how to determine what needs to be stopped.
By ministry programming I mean anything that is an ongoing gathering or initiative of the church.