February 7, 2016

6 Major Assets Ministries Lose When Leaders Leave

Who are ministry leaders? 

They are the ones deeply involved and devoted to a ministry and are key players in the success of a ministry. They can be counted on and they show up and participate.

Unlike the 80 percent that consume much and contribute little, ministry leaders, contribute a lot and consume less.

Ministry leaders are committed and want to see things work and play a significant role in the identity of a ministry. 

However, if they are stifled by “church” bureaucracy for a long period of time, see their potential being caged, feel pressured by “crushing” demands, faced with pastoral scandals, or financial discrepancies or simply have outgrown a ministry, they will eventually move on.

February 2, 2016

What Booker T. Washington Discovered That is a Great Reminder to All Christians

In his autobiography, entitled "My Larger Education", Booker T. Washington discusses how he arrived at his views on race relations, focusing on the importance of cooperation and teamwork and describing the experiences that led to the founding of Tuskegee Institute in Alabama.

He also shares with us a, "Problem" he thought was, "A great misfortune" and what he soon discovered that is a great reminder for all Christians regardless of race and culture.

January 26, 2016

Why Christians Have Been Reading Paul's Letters Wrong

If you've been following my blog for a while then you are familiar with my Transgression of Church Traditions series as well as my End Time Schemes series.

In all of my teaching and writing, my purpose remains the same, teach to inform, and teach to transform. To ask the questions that need to be asked, and deal with the issues the institution refuses to deal with.

I love Bible and Christian history. I am always amazed to discover so many things about what we do and believe as Christians, that have no roots in Scripture.

January 22, 2016

January 17, 2016

2 Reasons Church Leaders are Losing Influence

Reading a book titled "Church Refugees" by Josh Packard, PH. D. In it he shares a story of a pastor who discovered that presenting yourself as a pastor today, actually works against you. It has become a barrier to gaining trust and forming relationships.

He goes on to say, "It is 100 percent the case that my role as a pastor means that people are inclined to distrust me and my intentions. They're inclined from the beginning to think that I'm only interested in their money or telling them what to do."

January 12, 2016

6 Ways to Influence Change When You're Not The "HPIC"

Some leaders hate change, this includes church leaders. Some even struggle with it. Change for them is hard and they tend to cling to the traditional and the status quo for a sense of security.

January 7, 2016

10 Characteristics of The Church God Intended

A few years ago I noticed a silent movement of believers leaving traditional and institutional places of worship. Today that silent movement is making some noise.

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