Michigan Impact Video

The Michigan District of the UPCI caught a vision for evangelizing our state nearly 9 years ago, and have since increased roughly 35% in new church plants. The goal for 2009 is to plan 9 new churches within our state, and to progressively plant more churches over the next 10 years until we double in… Continue reading Michigan Impact Video

Cultivating a Missions Focus

Traditionally, we have never received an offering on our midweek service… basically, I felt once per week was plenty, and God always provided for us financially in abundance. For some time, I had been trying to think of a way to bring a stronger focus on missions in our church, and one evening a new… Continue reading Cultivating a Missions Focus

10 Reasons You May Not Pastor A Thriving Church

By Jay Jones Every church should be a thriving church, regardless of their size or location. To thrive simply means to prosper; to be fortunate or successful. Growth should always exist within a church and is sometimes seen as communal, sometimes spiritual, and sometimes numerical. While there are many dynamics that come into play with… Continue reading 10 Reasons You May Not Pastor A Thriving Church

PK’s And Their Dads

Note: This is an article about “Preacher’s Kids” written by Tony Suarez, of Iglesia De Norfolk in Norfolk, Virginia where to start… I’m not sure who to write to: the PK’s or the Fathers… I knew at a very young age that I was going to be in the ministry…actually I can’t think of anything… Continue reading PK’s And Their Dads

Backpack Beverage Outreach – Black Friday and Beyond!

The day after Thanksgiving is “Black Friday”, the day when companies around the U.S. come out of the “red” and into the “black”. They do this by offering exceptional sales and make up profit in volume. The kicker is this… it’s COLD and people start arriving to wait in line at, like 4am for the… Continue reading Backpack Beverage Outreach – Black Friday and Beyond!

Repairing the Breach

With every rising and setting of the sun, time races forward to embrace a profound Hope. Men and women engage in the Great Commission, endeavoring to hasten the Kingdom of God, to reach the Lost before it’s too late. In the midst of the chase, an often overlooked friend of revival becomes a casualty. That… Continue reading Repairing the Breach

Success of a Pastor

~by Jay Jones For me, success will come when I can do as the unnamed servant of Abraham, who went to find a bride for his master. He was unnamed, so his anonymity would bring glory to his master, and not himself. He was unselfish, as he gave everything to his master’s pursuit. He sacrificed… Continue reading Success of a Pastor

Ownership and Voice in an Apostolic Movement

Within the United Pentecostal Church, we’re facing current questions regarding how to best foster ownership within our ministers. The discussion is broad, and I don’t have many answers, but here are a few things I believe could help… 1. Begin teaching and training for ministry at very young levels, such as Senior and Junior high… Continue reading Ownership and Voice in an Apostolic Movement