May 24, 2016

5 Reasons Jesus Disciples are Labeled Extremist

From unnatural marriages to forced bathroom edicts, we're living in a social and political climate that seeks and desires to stump out the Christian faith in public life. Those who seek to do this, are and have created policies to force Jesus disciples (Devote Christians) underground or into extinction.

May 17, 2016

6 Reasons Evangelism is Dead in your Church

Evangelism. Ever heard of it? 

Did you know that a large percentage of believes have no idea what evangelism is? 

Did you know that a large percentage of ministries have no evangelism team or ministry at all?

I could go on about the, did you knows about evangelism, and it may or may not surprise you. But I won’t. I’ll just say that it is a dead function it many ministries and is on life support in others.

May 10, 2016

What The News Won't Tell you About "Nones"

The word "Nones", is a word describing a religious demographic in America. These are people who identify as having no religious affiliation.

Despite what you have heard about them, there are some things you might not have heard.

May 3, 2016

iTMP Ep. 2: Interview with Thom Schultz author of "Why Nobody Wants to Go to Church Anymore"

Welcome to episode 2 of the iTEACH Ministry Podcast. In this episode, I interview Thom Schultz, CEO of Group Publishing and Lifetree Cafe, and the author of "Why Nobody Wants to Go to Church Anymore".

80% of churches today are either stuck or are in decline no matter what the denomination. The current church format has grown stale and simply doesn't resonate with people anymore.

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.