Tag: Ministry

Responding to God in the Time of God

Hi Friends, If you want to get caught up on my most recent series, read The Coming Movement is Now, and Making Sense of a Transitional Season. Today, I will be looking into how to best respond to God in this critical hour of human history. Response #1 Hearing and understanding the hour in which ...

Making Sense of a Transitional Season

Hi Friends, The other day I wrote about a coming movement. Today, I would like to look at a few indicators of this movement, its counterfeits, and some practical ways we can respond to what God is calling the Church into. This post is by no means intended to be exhaustive, but does seek to ...

The Coming Movement is Now

Hi Friends, The Lord is stirring the hearts of Christians among many diverse ministries and groups that a great shift is happening in the nations, and this shift is taking place within the U.S. as well. It is not just one group or church here or there. The coming shift is not merely the ambitions ...

Heart of Revival

Hi Friends, Today I want to share some heart and vision of what has been stirring in me as of late. Those of you who are close to me know I have the tendency to quite frequently bring the status quo into question regarding our shared faith. This has been the case for most of ...

The Prophetic Ministry Part 3: prophets, and Also Prophets

Hi Friends, In the third part of this series, my goal is to help you understand your role in the Church as it relates to the prophetic ministry. (p)ROPHET If you've read my first two entries, you know how I believe all believers are able operate in prophecy. In 1 Corinthians 12, Paul describes prophecy ...

The Prophetic Ministry Part 2: Different Types of Prophecy

Hi Friends, Today I'm going to look at different types of prophecy. Throughout the Bible there are a myriad of prophetic words, prophets, and spiritual encounters. Very few are similar. The prophetic was given by God to very real, very flawed people, and yet God spoke to them and through them to others. Often, the ...

The Prophetic Ministry Part 1: Introduction

Hi Friends! This post is actually an unpublished series that I wrote a few years ago to accompany a sermon series and ended up not using. A recent conversation with a friend brought it back to the forefront so I thought it might be worthy sharing with you all. Does your church emphasize a prophetic ...

When God Redirects Your Plans

Hi Friends, Less than a month ago we thought we were on our way to Hawaii, which had a wonderful business and ministry opportunity waiting for us. We parted from our commitments in Missouri and sold or donated almost every possession we owned. Road ready, we headed for Wisconsin and Phoenix to spend some time ...

The Meaning of Life in Under 400 Words

Yet indeed I also count all things loss for the excellence of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord... Phil 3:8 Vision, mission, ethic, principle, zeal... these are the fuel of a life lived with purpose. Our lives are bombarded with a myriad of causes set before us. Sometimes, it is the love of the ...

The Lost Discipline of Correction

Recently, I have been writing a lot about unity in the Church. Something I haven't really written about yet are the spiritual, intellectual, and emotional skills necessary to pursue unity. This article is my first attempt. I'll dive into this much deeper in my coming book. In the meantime allow me to ask a simple ...