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[15 Mar 2010 | No Comment | 496 views]

Though a minister may have passion, knowledge, etc., a lack of proper ethics will close doors and squelch your ministry. Your ethics will be what people will see and remember for years to come.
Following are some tips to help nurture ethics in dealing with family relations:

The needs of the family come first, before your ministry.

God first, Family second, Ministry third

Use your children, but don’t force them. Set an example for them to follow.
There must be a balance with family and ministry.

Be sure your family receives ample attention, and that all …

Illustrations and Research »

[12 Mar 2010 | No Comment | 515 views]

A woman found lying in the snow outside a church in South Lanarkshire froze to death, it has emerged.
The woman was alive when she was discovered by the church organist on a path in the grounds of St John’s Church in Carluke on Sunday morning.
She was taken to Wishaw General hospital but died a short time later.
Police said there did not appear to be any suspicious circumstances. It is understood the woman, who was in her 30s, had hypothermia.

Strathclyde Police said a post-mortem examination had taken place.
The church organist …

Ministry Development »

[8 Mar 2010 | No Comment | 1,048 views]

Though a minister may have passion, knowledge, etc., a lack of proper ethics will close doors and squelch your ministry. Your ethics will be what people will see and remember for years to come.
Following are some tips to help nurture ethics in altar ministry:

The altar must be planned and prayed for as much or more than the rest of your sermon.
The difference between a good and a great service is knowing how to give, make and keep the altar call.
Pray and ask God when and how to make the call …

Inspiration »

[18 Jan 2010 | No Comment | 672 views]

Over the last several years, our church has been involved in a type of outreach termed, “Servant Evangelism”, where we endeavor to bless our communities with the love of Christ without asking anything in return. Often, churches are perceived as constantly having their hand out asking for things, and we want to turn that perception upside down. Jesus said the second-greatest commandment is that you love your neighbor as yourself… and that’s what we’re attempting to do.
One way of accomplishing this is by way of Care-Packs, which are small gift-bags …

Ministry Development »

[23 Nov 2009 | No Comment | 1,457 views]

Mark 4;31-32
The first key to the harvest is the seed. Without the seed there can be no harvest. The word of God is the seed that must be planted in the hearts of men. There is tremendous power in the seed.Even a tiny seed can become a big tree.
John 4;35
The second key to the harvest is the season. Harvest can be done during the harvest season when the crop is ready to be harvested. If the crop is not harvested during the harvest time the entire crop will …

Illustrations and Research »

[28 Sep 2009 | No Comment | 471 views]

Many millions of people suffer from a spiritual, “mistaken identity”, and the Church is given the mission of reaching out to God’s lost creation and helping to restore them to their true identity.

What if you started to research your family history and discovered the mother of all skeletons in the family closet — that you weren’t who you really thought you were? That’s what happened to the descendants of Bobby Dunbar.
Bobby Dunbar went missing at the age of four during a family trip to Swayze Lake in Louisiana in 1912. …

Inspiration »

[4 Feb 2009 | No Comment | 806 views]
Hug Grand Rapids!

I wanted to post about a great outreach we’ve been doing in our community for the last few years. It has been a hit each year, and annually we do more and more hugs.
For Valentine’s Day, our small(but big-minded) church buys bags of Hershey’s Hugs, thousands of ziplock snack bags, and confetti, and printed up business cards with our “Hug” graphic (you can download it, and several other high-quality, printable card graphics I designed by clicking here.)

We assemble over a thousand of these bags during a church fellowship time, putting …

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[17 Dec 2008 | No Comment | 1,158 views]

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 size.
This video briefly explores the past, present and future of the Apostolic Message in Michigan, and lays out a solid plan for growth, appealing to the viewer for support. Nine new churches in Michigan in …

Quotes »

[4 Dec 2008 | No Comment | 489 views]

All forms of evangelism have their place, but the most effective method is to plant a New Testament church in every section of every city of the United States.

Illustrations and Research »

[22 Nov 2008 | No Comment | 485 views]

Jesus asked the question, “What does it profit a man if he gain the whole world and loose his own soul?”   With one short piercing question the Lord of the harvest reveals the worth of a soul to the church – One soul is worth more than all the world!   Stack up on one side of the balance all the wealth of the world – all of it’s gold and silver, all of it’s jewels and precious stones, stack up magnificent houses, automobiles, yachts and planes – and …