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Ten Signs of Leadership Burnout

This past November my wife and I reached 34 years in full-time church ministry. In our day, we have seen many a leader lose their zeal for God and fall away from the work of the Lord. Often it is due to the fact they did not take the adequate time needed to seek the…

March 2015

MMI Ministry Report March 2015 It’s hard to believe, but almost a quarter of the New Year has already passed! Time is going by fast because so much is taking place. The following is a brief summary report of the extensive ministry that took place this past month. Words of Life Church N.Y.C. (Sunday March…

Why Some Believers Experience More Spiritual Warfare than Others

There are some believers who falsely believe that if they have a lot of faith they will not undergo any suffering, severe tests or satanic attacks. Nothing could be further from the truth! Actually, the opposite is true. For example, in the Book of Job chapters 1 and 2, God actually asks Satan if he…

Eight Essential Steps Needed To Bring Societal Transformation

For the church to obey the Cultural Commission of influencing every realm of culture as salt and light (found in Genesis 1:28 and Matthew 5:13-16), it is essential that believers learn how to think biblically and articulate biblical principles in the language of contemporary hearers. All the covenants point to believers taking the lead in…

True Differences Between Apostolic and Prophetic Function

There has been much confusion regarding the difference between apostolic and prophetic function. Regarding these two functions, when we examine the Scriptures we find only a slight difference regarding ability in executive leadership roles, the main difference being the actual ministerial expression of leadership ability. Many view prophetic ministers as folks who merely float from…

Eight Ways Satan Usurps Authority in a Church

Satan is the author of rebellion, which is the root of all sin. He rebelled against God’s rule and continues to rebel against God’s rule through willing people who rebel against spiritual authority. This is the major way churches are divided and even destroyed. The following are eight ways Satan deceives people into dividing or…

Five American Myths of Successful Churches and Ministries

In my reading of the word of God over the past 34 years I have noticed a keen difference between the biblical measure of success and the way many American churches seem to measure success. Many of the ways American churches measures success are in fact direct violations of the teachings of Jesus in Matthew…

Twelve Common Mistakes Young Pastors/Leaders Make

Having started in full-time ministry at the age of 22 and pioneering a local congregation at the age of 25, much of this article comes from the “school of hard knocks.” Either I have made each of the following mistakes or I have observed them made by other pastors in my 30+ years of full-time…

Nine Essential Traits of Qualified Worship Leaders

1. They are true worshippers in private True worship leaders are effective because their public worship is an overflow of their deep private worship. They are able to help bring the congregation into deep worship because it is already something they walk in. 2. They don’t always need the spotlight Mature worship leaders allow other…