How Many Church Staff Members Does It Take To Change A Light Bulb? LEAD PASTOR: 0 He never does anything himself. ASSOCIATE PASTOR: unknown "Huh. What bulb?" STUDENT PASTOR: 22 1 to screw in the bulb and 21 student leaders to explain to the irate parents why the lights went out during the [...]
6 Reasons Why Children's Ministry is Superior to All Other Ministries That's right, Children's Ministry is superior! By that I mean better/higher/cooler than all other ministries in the church. Don't even think about disagreeing with this. Yes, I know all ministry is important. but you heard me correctly. I stand boldly and say, [...]
But aren’t we supposed to believe in ourselves? Isn’t that healthy? No, absolutely not. Mixing faith in Jesus with faith in yourself will get you tangled up. You get snarled every time.
We have misinterpreted the word “flesh” in the Bible. Flesh does not mean bad actions or wrong desires, what we call “sin.” It means human effort. That’s a game changer.
Is your stomach growling? No, not your biological stomach, your spiritual stomach. Are you hungry for something spiritually? I’m through hungering for righteousness. This is not a misprint.
God is not confined by any of our human organizations. He goes wherever he wants. He does some amazing things in places you wouldn’t expect. The Jews made the mistake of thinking God only operated within their framework. And one time in the synagogue…Jesus blew up their box.
There is one, hard-core trait that sets effective leaders apart from leader wannabes. It is this. Real leaders are not allergic to dissent. They are not thin-skinned. Real leaders can take it when someone presents valid disagreement. A true leader wants all the information, even when some of it is painful.