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Contrasting a One-Generational Church and a Multi-Generational Church

We are presently witnessing a transition in ministry across this country. There are many senior pastors who are about to leave the scene and many, if not most, are not ready to pass the baton to someone else! Some of the larger megachurches have an even bigger issue on their hands when their senior leader…

Distinguishing Between Prototypes and Counterfeits in the Church

After being in the pastorate for more than three decades, I am convinced that in every church there are prototype leaders that best express the heart, intentions, and characteristics of the overseeing visionary of a church and/or organization. This prototype is able to think like the visionary leader and be trusted when it comes to…

Seven Principles of Effective and Defective Confrontation

In this covenant-breaking society and culture it is very common when those involved in a conflict or disagreement respond in ways that are not conducive for healthy relationships. Unity is so fragile that Jesus had to pray that His glory would be revealed in it (John 17:21-23). The following are ungodly ways people deal with…

The 10 Roots of Contemporary Church Models, Part 2

In this two-part series, we will explore the ten roots of contemporary church models. To read part 1, click here. The following are the final five models: Reformation Model (confessional/scripture focused) The Protestant Reformation was a move away from Papal authority, extra biblical traditions, and institutional hierarchical titles and positions like the office of Bishop…

Breaking Negative Generational Habit Patterns

The Bible teaches us in Exodus 20:5-6 that God promises either generational blessings or curses depending on how we decide to live our lives. Galatians 3:13 is a key passage that all Christians need to understand in order to bring the blessings of God upon their family line for generations to come. Text: Galatians 3:13-14Christ…

Do You Worship or Are You a Worshipper?

Jesus said, “I tell you that, if these should hold their peace, the stones would immediately cry out,” because He is always worthy of praise. This is an important truth. A week before the crowd was crying out for Him to be crucified, they were worshipping Him. This shows us how fickle human beings can…

Ten Reasons Volunteers are Blessed

The Church of the Lord Jesus has been the greatest force in the world for the past 2,000 years because it has the most motivated volunteers in the world. Volunteering is so important, that Jesus taught us to pray first and foremost for more laborers in His harvest (Matthew 9:37-38). The following are reasons why…

The 10 Roots of Contemporary Church Models, Part 1

In this two-part series, we will explore the ten roots of contemporary church models. The following are the first five models: The Jerusalem Model (mono cultural) The first model of the early church was focused on only reaching Jewish people in Jerusalem (read Acts 1-8). This mono centrality seemed to ignore the Great Commandment that…

Were You ‘Sent’ or Just ‘Went’ Into Ministry?

Today there are many people in the independent Evangelical and Pentecostal movements who start churches merely because they feel led to do so. If there were a way to statistically track the outcomes of these self-ordained pastors, my educated guess, based on years of experience, is that most of these churches and/or ministries fail to…

Why a Church’s Culture Always Trumps its Vision

In my over 25 years of overseeing a church and ministering to senior leaders, I have seen countless pastors (including myself) become frustrated because those in their congregations either do not catch or follow the vision of the church, or the vision they are preaching does not seem to make much of a difference. I…