Articles Tagged 'Ministry'

Ministry Outside the Church Walls

Ministry Outside the Church Walls

Corporate worship isn't enough

The Christian life is meant to be lived out among non-believers, living in such a way that they can see who we are and eventually glorify God. A Christian life lived inside a building will never accomplish that.

I Doubt It: You Still Have a Lot to Offer

I Doubt It: You Still Have a Lot to Offer

Yes, we've all blown it at some point, yet Jesus does more than remind us we're valuable; the Lord calls us back to service!

Phil Ware continues his 'I Doubt It' series and reminds us that Jesus not only forgives and cleanses, but he restores and calls us back to ministry.

Lonely Places as Usual

Lonely Places as Usual

Can my life be characterized by my intentional time away from the noise to be with the Father?

Jesus' life was framed by prayer, but do I find my "as usual" and "lonely places" moments in the presence of the Father in prayer?

Christmas Can Bring Out the Best  in Us!

Christmas Can Bring Out the Best in Us!

The challenge is to help others celebrate Jesus 365 days a year.

Brian McCutchen shares with us about the need for Christmas to continue year round.

More Bread than Peanut Butter to Spread

More Bread than Peanut Butter to Spread

What do we do when we have way more going on in our lives than we can handle?

Phil Ware begins a series of posts on our needing rest with Jesus and focuses on what we do when we have more to do than resources or strength and we don't have a rest time close at hand.

You Be You!

You Be You!

Don't try to be someone else, God made you to be you for his purposes.

Max Lucado reminds us that God didn't call us to be anyone else, but calls us to be the person whom he made for his purposes.

Marketplace Ministry

Marketplace Ministry

What are you going to do with this third of your life?

Brian McCutchen reminds us that 1/3 of our life is spent working so we need to be aware that God doesn't have us where we are by accident.

Neglected Expeditions

Neglected Expeditions

What are we forgetting before we try our ultimate ascent?

Phil Ware reminds us that in a search for a new minister, especially a preacher or preaching minister, that we need to know our specific mission as a congregation.

A Way Through the Ice Fall

A Way Through the Ice Fall

How do we avoid magical thinking and shortcuts that dangerously risk our doom?

Phil Ware continues his series of articles on churches facing the challenges of the interim season and uses the imagery of high mountain climbing to help us appreciate the challenges.

Willing to Die on This Mountain

Willing to Die on This Mountain

What are the mountains you would die on for what you believe and what you are called to do?

Phil Ware talks about finding our theological and missional mountains and how important it is to know them if you are going to call a minister with whom to partner.

Unhinderedly!

Unhinderedly!

God will get us where we need to be when we need to be there!

Phil Ware continues his series on Saved at Sea focusing on Paul's promise in Philippians 1:6 and Paul's shipwreck and travel to Rome to fulfill his calling from God.

Almost Destroyed by the Actions of Another

Almost Destroyed by the Actions of Another

Can you come back from near total destruction?

Stacy Voss shares the parallel between a house burned by a nearby car and the destruction in her life because of infidelity and divorce.

A Key Tool in the Master's SIGnature Toolset

A Key Tool in the Master's SIGnature Toolset

You mean I am an important tool in God's ministry toolset?

Phil Ware reminds us that God longs to fashion us into a vital tool in The Master's SIGnature Toolset to be used for Kingdom and church ministry.

Sing the Jesus Song!

Sing the Jesus Song!

So we are supposed to sing a song to get us on the same page?

Phil Ware of www.interimministrypartners.com continues his series on inviting Jesus back to church with us and asks us to use Jesus to evaluate everything we do based on Jesus' example and teaching and use Paul's Christ hymn as our Jesus filter.

Following God in the Wilderness

Following God in the Wilderness

Can you hear the sound of trumpets?

Mark Frost continues his four part series on the interim season and comparing it to Israel's time in the wilderness and how God fashioned, shaped, molded, corrected, honed, built, re-built, transformed, his people through their time in the wilderness of t

Revelation & Transformation in the Wilderness

Revelation & Transformation in the Wilderness

Can something good come from our time in the wilderness?

Mark Frost continues his series on interim ministry and Israel's time in the wilderness

The Mission Matrix

The Mission Matrix

So how does our church sort all this mission stuff out?

Tim Woodroof completes the Interim Ministry Partners, http://www.interimministrypartners.com, series on helping a church determine its mission.

Gifts and Mission

Gifts and Mission

How do our spiritual gifts help us determine our mission?

Tim Woodroof continues the series on a church finding or calling a new preaching minister or senior pastor, especially during interim ministry, and the key point is that a church needs to know who it is and what God has called them to do before they try t

Mission and Bible Study

Mission and Bible Study

Hey, don't forget the greatest source of information on our mission, the Bible!

Phil Ware continues the series of articles on discerning your mission for churches to work through as they are in a season of looking for a preaching minister or pastor and Phil emphasizes both the universal mission passages and the specific mission passa

Discovering the Character of Your Church: Core Values

Discovering the Character of Your Church: Core Values

What really do we value?

Mark Frost of interimministrypartners.com shares insights into transition times for churches who are looking for a minister or pastor and helps them discover ways to determine their core values.

A Yes! Church

A Yes! Church

What kind of church do you want to be part of?

Phil Ware writes about interim ministry and his partners, and how we can be a 'Yes" church.

Moving beyond the Ashes

Moving beyond the Ashes

How do you restore the joy to life and ministry again?

Phil Ware talks about burn out and how God restored Elijah to ministry and freshness after his great victory on Mt. Carmel and his collapse in the desert.

God's Bridge to better Things

God's Bridge to better Things

Rejection and disappointment can gut the passion of God's leaders!

Phil Ware is continuing his trip through The Story and focusing this week on the life, ministry and book of Samuel.

Overlooking Nehemiah

Overlooking Nehemiah

God even uses poison detectors

Today we tend to think that only "Spiritual leaders" can talk or tell us about Jesus. That the "professional staff" are the only ones with training and insight to convey the important passages to others. Yet the history of Judeo-Christian faith demonstrat

So What Do You Collect?

So What Do You Collect?

Everyone collects something, why not fingerprints left by God?

Ron Rose writes about collecting fingerprints -- God's fingerprints -- and how they are stories that are longing to be told.