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There is a reason that the average church has 20% or less of the members serving in ministry. Church leaders create too many hurdles. Often this is unintentional, but it warrants our attention. Is it possible that we are making ministry service difficult for most believers? There are four particular hurdles that I want to […]
What motivates people? Hundreds of millions of Americans will get up tomorrow morning and go to work to make some money. Others will head off to school to gain knowledge and job skills for a higher standard of living. But what motivates volunteers? Some lend a hand to others for self-satisfying reasons. Yet, the follower […]
If mediocrity is good enough for you, then you can just skip this post. If, however, you want to see followers of Christ serving with joy and effectiveness in ministry, training is not optional. Most churches expect their pastors to have some level of formal training. To scan a listing of pastoral job openings, one […]
“Help me find the ministry that God has for me in this church. I want to serve so that I can help others, but I need to know what to do, how to do it, and how I am doing. Sincerely, A Church Member.” This is the cry of a church member who is following […]
Are believers in Christ working so much at their jobs that they don’t have time to minister to people? One trend that has influenced volunteer ministry in the church is the career decisions of believers. Marlene Wilson acknowledges that the times have changed. “The fact is that people are volunteering- just not in the ways […]
Last November, I celebrated by 37th birthday and it was nothing monumental. But out of curiosity, I researched some of the great accomplishments people have achieved before their 37th birthday. Michelangelo finished painting the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. Robert Jarvik invented a pneumatically powered heart. Frederic William Herschel invented the contact lens. Francis Scott […]
Objects that are misplaced can create a frustrating situation. I should know. My Mom was not kidding when she said, “You’d loose your head if it were not attached.” However, in the church, people that are misplaced constitute a tragedy. Every believer has the greatest power force in the world and has been gifted for […]
Music is beautiful when there is the perfect balance of a strong melody and a complementing harmony. For two accomplished piano players, whose love for music was stifled by debilitating strokes, this ability to enjoy the eighty-eight keys was severely diminished. Margret was impaired on the left side and Ruth on the right. Yet, […]