August 30, 2016

Why The Holy Spirit is Essential to your Gift and Calling

“But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you. Act 8:1 NLT

The Holy Spirit has a purpose, an objective and an agenda. It serves to exalts Jesus through us by way of our gifts and calling.

Sure it convicts, guides and regenerates, but it also dwells, reveals and empowers us.

August 23, 2016

Want Change in Ministry? Here are 9 blog post to guide you

If you know me, you know that I am passionate about change in ministry. It is one of the reasons why I created iTEACH Mininstry, to influence change in how we do and think about ministry.

I’ve been in ministry for almost twenty years, and in that time I have found that too many believers are stuck, stubborn and satisfied with the dark ages of ministry.

August 16, 2016

Three Things I Believe Killed the “Black Church”

Someone asked, "How can you say the black church is dead with all these black churches around?" 

He's not alone in believing the black church was just a local place where black people gathered on Sunday. 

Like many in the black community, no one ever taught him about this social institutions historical background and the major role it played in the lives of an entire community and race of people. He was never taught about the institution itself, and what it was founded on, why it was founded and it's purpose. 

August 9, 2016

4 Things to do While You're Waiting on Change

Remember my blog post, 6 Ways to Influence Change When you're not The "HPIC"? Well, now you’ve gotten the head person in charge to listen to your ideas and thoughts. Even better, they seem interested and assure you that changes are on the way, but the changes are not coming as quickly as you would like. Now what?

August 2, 2016

Influencing Change in How you Do and Think About Ministry

There came a time a few years ago, where I became tired and fed up with the same old, cookie cutter, status-quo, traditional process, feel and look of Christian ministry. 

I was learning and the Holy Spirit was showing me many things that my peers were not seeing, and unfortunately, many did not want to see.

July 26, 2016

3 Suggestions on Leading Your Ministry in Crisis and Tragedy

Leading in a time of crisis and tragedy is not easy and for some it can be a scary time. If you are a ministry leader, multiply that by three.

Not only do you have to lead your family, but those in your group or ministry as well. All of whom want answers, and solutions, but more importantly, they are looking for your leadership.

That’s a lot of pressure, and in times like these, it requires wisdom and emotional intelligence before you can even begin to take action.

July 19, 2016

Why Our Christian Lingo Needs to Change

“We have a letter from the church,” I said. “What does it say,” my wife asks from the other room. "I don’t know. I don’t speak church.”

To my brothers and sisters in the Faith, can we get rid of the 1990's Christian lingo? When we talk about the various stories in the bible, can we please tell the stories differently and articulate with words that reflect our current times?