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58 Practices Of a Healthy Church Community

Brandon Leadership

It’s impossible for a Pastor or even a church staff to care for the spiritual, emotional, and social needs of every individual and family in a congregation. Expecting them to do so places an unscriptural and undue burden on them and creates unrealistic and bound-to-be-unmet expectations in the minds of church members. I mentioned this in a post I wrote …

Keith of the Olivet Eagles

Serving Others Is a Win For Everyone

Brandon Culture

Don’t read what I’ve written until you watch this video… Once you dry your eyes, think about some of the huge implications of this story for people who serve in Christian ministry, personally or vocationally. Lots of teams win games (50% actually) but THIS kind of win gets celebrated virally. Sometimes the role of the pros is to serve up …

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A 4-Part Definition of Ministry

Brandon Leadership

Here it is: Ministry takes place when divine resources meet human needs through loving channels to the glory of God. – Warren Wiersbe, On Being a Servant of God According to Warren Wiersbe, one of America’s long-term leading thinkers on ministry issues, this definition consists of four vital parts. Our church staff just walked through his definition of ministry this morning, …

Fishing Net

Discipleship Is a Catch-and-Release Process

Brandon Grace Hills

Jesus stopped a few fishermen one day in the Sea of Galilee and challenged them to turn the world upside down by issuing a simple call… “Come, follow me, and I will send you out to fish for people.” (Matthew 4:19, NIV) Many have taught about how the disciples left their careers behind to follow Jesus into full-time ministry that …