April 26, 2016

4 Essential Calls To Ministry

In my earlier post, I wrote about Why You Should Get A Better Understanding of Your Calling. I promise you doing so will be an exciting adventure.

As you begin this journey, you will be re-introduced to parts of your call that you had forgotten about. Words, dreams and revelations that somehow got trapped in the recesses of your mind will return to your remembrance.

One thing that I have learned is that you will never fully understand everything about your call because, it is bigger than you.

April 19, 2016

Why You Should Get A Better Understanding of Your Calling

Your calling. What is it? This is a question everyone should reflect on. It is more than you think. It can function beyond what you may believe.

Calling is a word that comes from the Latin vocare, meaning to call. It is that moment when you first realized that a certain form of ministry will be your life’s work.

The way you understand your calling strongly influences the way you think, respond and the way you operate. 

If your understanding of your call is based on your denominations interpretation, then you will respond to it based on how and what your denomination has taught you, which is not always what God wants or intended for you.

April 12, 2016

Ministry: New modes of expressing it and ministry leaders doing it

In the twenty first century, Christian ministry has taken on a whole new dynamic. As Dorothy said to Toto, "We're not in Kansas anymore."

In almost twenty years of ministry, I've learned many things. One of which is, if you plan to be in ministry a long time, change is inevitable and you will have to reinvent yourself from time to time.

April 5, 2016

6 Reasons “Going” to Church is No Longer a Priority with Women

Since the start of Jesus’ ministry women have always been pillars of the New Testament Church body. As a matter of fact, Jesus and the apostle Paul could always count on the women in their ministries to help them get things done. Ask any church leader and they will tell you the same.

However, since 1993 an increasing number of women are stepping away from, going to church as well as from the Christian faith.

March 29, 2016

How Ministry Leaders are Driven by Insecurity

Everybody has some kind of insecurity. Some more than others, but for many insecurities can be a driving force behind their success.

Some ministry leaders are driven at higher levels than most, and that’s great. There’s nothing wrong with being driven. However as a ministry leader, I think it is a good idea to assess what drives us from time to time. We should ask the question, what’s really driving me to be the best, to have the most and to be the first?

March 22, 2016

Things You Will Never Learn In “Sunday School” Part 4: 7 surprising facts about Sunday school

This is the final post of my Sunday School series, so it is only fitting to end it on the subject of, Sunday School.

Because of my interest in history, and my gift for teaching, I have a deep love for what the western would likes to call Sunday school. As you know, the Bible is not just a road map to spiritual success, it is also a history book.

March 16, 2016

Things You Will Never Learn In “Sunday School” Part 3: The father of “church” buildings

I am careful how I write this blog post as not to offend anyone. Even though the truth will set you free, it can also hurt. 

Religious people cherish their traditions. Any opposition or any attempt to educate them about these traditions is tantamount to blasphemy. 

It doesn’t matter that these things they hold as sacred are not biblical. For many, their religious traditions are so sacred that they view them as equal to the Bible.