Is your church dedication to Christ's Sovereignty and Lordship?
Are you in leadership to serve or be served?
Is your church's direction from Christ our Lord or from what is happening now?
See the entire series here: /Leadership-from-the-Gospels
Research on the Happenings in Pastors' Personal and Church Lives.
So, what is going on with today's servants of the Church?
Since first studying pastors in the late 80's, we are seeing significant shifts in the last 20 years on how pastors view their calling and how churches treat them.
If pastors were given a 'do over,' would they choose another career other than full-time ministry? 78%, said No!
PDF Report with graphs and insights:
We have an entirely new website; months of undertaking from many dedicated people. And we are still working on it. Over one thousand Biblical, practical and well-researched articles and curriculums, all for you to use to build a better church for our Lord's glory!
True Sanctification (His Part) is surrendering ourselves entirely to the Holy Spirit, to have His way working in us. Consecration (our part) is being (Gal. 6:14) dedicated to God's service! (3/7/2008)
The Call to Follow me.
Who or what does your church follow? (10/5/2016)
Introduction to the Fruit of the Spirit
What does the work and empowerment of the Spirit mean to you? The Fruit of the Spirit is described as a fruit, because it is made up of more than one substance; it has juice, pulp, peal, core, segments, and seeds, all held together by a skin or rind, and attached to the tree by a stem where its nutrients flow in. If you just eat of the pulp or juice and throw out the rest, how can you use the seeds to grow more? If you take the fruit off the vine, it will wither and rot; if the vine is not cared for, the tree will die. So it is with the Fruit of the Spirit. God makes it and it requires our growth of faith that necessitates our tending, and it is more than just one substance; all of its substances combined are greater than the sum of its parts. (4/1/2008)