Where is the Conviction and Burden in Your Church?

Galatians 6:2-3 Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.  For if anyone thinks himself to be something, when he is nothing, he deceives himself. John 16:8 “And when He comes, He will convict the world of its sin, and of God’s righteousness, and of the coming judgment.” I was mowing the yard and I was thinkingContinue reading “Where is the Conviction and Burden in Your Church?”

How Should “Kingdom Patriots” Pray?

Self-righteous praying has no power before God. – Dr. David F. Nixon My study of Daniel 9 brought a keen sense of conviction. I better explain. Daniel walked close to God as a man of integrity having strong convictions for which he would not compromise even when Narcissistic Nebuchadnezzar demanded he bow down. The Lord,Continue reading “How Should “Kingdom Patriots” Pray?”

Moving From Inspirational to Transformational

“Transformation is not some future event but it is the present activity now.” Many times we see Facebook blubs or workplace posters strategically placed in lunchrooms to restrooms trying to inspire people to produce more and make them feel better about themselves. You will see things like, “believe you can and you are halfway there”Continue reading “Moving From Inspirational to Transformational”

No gimmicks and more passion about the mission is the recipe for real revitalization.

If God has already provided the ordinary means of growing in grace as we find in His Word, why do we think that we have the right or the greater wisdom to invent new ways through entertainment-driven, success-oriented worship and ministry? Brian H Cosby, Giving Us Gimmicks: Reclaiming Youth Ministry from an Entertainment Church IContinue reading “No gimmicks and more passion about the mission is the recipe for real revitalization.”

Something That is Working to Revitalize a Indiana Church

“Hard to really love your neighbor if you don’t at least know them!” – Darrell Sellers Recently my District Superintendent (pastor to pastors to those non-Nazarenes) posted an article titled “9 Things That Worked in the Church A Decade Ago That Don’t Today.” He then went on to comment that he wishes there would beContinue reading “Something That is Working to Revitalize a Indiana Church”

From Smoldering Embers to Revival Fire

Half of all churches in the US did not add any new members to their ranks in the last two years and it has been even longer since there was a new conversion at their alters* (or anywhere else in or around the church). George Barna says that ” a church cannot be turned aroundContinue reading “From Smoldering Embers to Revival Fire”

Honest Conversations: Have You Taken The Time To Consider…? Part 2

“The church needs less finger pointing and blaming and more prayer and anointing.” We will continue the discussion on the 3 part article that we must have with the church leadership in order for our churches to experience and live revitalization. The first part of the article we looked at the necessity for the pastor,Continue reading “Honest Conversations: Have You Taken The Time To Consider…? Part 2”

Honest Conversations with the Pastor, Board, and Jesus. Part 1

I think if the truth be told, church board meetings are not the most spiritual encouragement that a pastor or board member will sit through in their church life. Some may even rank it up there with a visit to the dentist. That may be the way that some look at them but that isContinue reading “Honest Conversations with the Pastor, Board, and Jesus. Part 1”