I was reading a book about missions. Both world and local mission, evangelism was also discussed at length. While I did not agree with all of the authors’ conclusions, there was a section that caused me to pause for prayer and reflection. The author quoted several Bible verses, I have included three of them: Very truly I tell you, no servant is greater than his master, nor is…Read More
Many people are not by nature risk takers. In church leadership, the word risk is nearly a curse word. Some will do anything and everything to keep from taking a risk. When God was looking for our first parents, He asked a question: “Adam where are you?” God asked not because He didn’t know where Adam was, He asked the question to see if Adam…Read More
The Hope Business!
A few years ago I served in a position at the global ministry center for the Church of the Nazarene. One day a consultant visited our department. He asked us as a group, what business are you in? Most of us bristled at the question, we are not in business, we are ministers of the Gospel, we are not in business! He stated emphatically, You’re…Read More
Numbers, Numbers, Numbers
Numbers. They are everywhere. Some people love numbers and some of us did not do well in math. Yet numbers are involved in nearly all endeavors. Numbers are important for many reasons. We would not like to receive a paycheck with no numbers. Numbers when counting people are not really numbers they represent people. And we all know that people matter. There is a number that God seems very devoted to:…Read More
You can learn a lot from your friends!
There are a few times when I am participating in a meeting or some event when I wish that I could capture all that is transpiring in order to share it with others at a later time. This week I had one of those experiences. We are in the process of being able to have an assessment process here on our district to assist us with our new starts. Rather…Read More