Why should the church disengage from politics? There are voices shouting from both sides of the issue. I often hear from some Christians who argue that we should disengage from social or political issues. Particularly around election season, these Christians will reason that we shouldn’t be speaking to political or cultural topics, since the New Testament seems not to. These...
Author: Russell Moore
One of the key ways to reach an unchurched audience is through special events. Warren Bird writes: "For church leaders who are trying to crack the code on more effectively reaching younger generations and those not connected to church, my friend Dr. Scott Thumma has published a report with great insights about the impact of special events on these groups. Scott worked...
Author: Warren Bird
Peter teaches how deeply Jesus values you and showers you with unconditional love, grace, joy and blessing for the good purpose of blessing others. Imagine the audience in 1 Peter. They hear these words and realize wherever they go, Jesus is goes them. Discover who you are in Christ and live in that power. Preached at Casas Church. Used by permission.
Speaker: Ryan Kramer
Scripture: 1 Peter 2:9-9, John 20:21-21
I recently took a survey that made this amazing claim: “Given that over 95% of people in the U.S. under the age of 33 don’t attend church, to what degree do you think churches should….?”Really? That statistic is certainly not true, but how did it get out there? The most common path starts when a respected speaker makes a specific-instance statement like “last year was our...
Author: Warren Bird
If you could only tell your top leaders a few things, what would you tell them? 1. Your competency will take you only as far as your character will sustain you As a young leader, I was 100% convinced that competency was the key to effectiveness in leadership. I no longer believe that’s true. Sure, competency is important. Incompetence doesn’t get you or your mission...
Author: Carey Nieuwhof
Two thousand years ago, Jesus approached twelve seemingly unsuspecting Galileans and bid them: “ Come, follow me.” For the next three years, they walked alongside him as he discipled them. Toward the end of his earthly ministry, Jesus commissioned his disciples to go and do the same—to take the Gospel message to the world and make disciples in all the nations. The Great...
Author: David Kinnaman
Dear Roger, What are the key truths that guide your life? What words define you as a husband, Christian and pastor? Love, Rachel Dear Rachel, These are the words that have guided my spiritual life, ministry and family. They are my my life-messages. I would write them on my tombstone. Love, Roger Spirituality Everyone is just as spiritual as he/she wants to be. ...
Type: Ask Roger
Author: Roger Barrier
Is God calling you to serve Him in ministry? First of all, it’s a big YES. God draws lost people to himself to save them, and his desire is that all saved people serve people. So, if you’re a believer, you are called! Obviously, however, there is a kind of “calling” that sets certain individuals apart for positions of ministry leadership. The New Testament refers to some...
Author: Brandon Cox
Mark 9 allows us an eyewitness account of a mountain top experience Jesus has with some of his early followers. It’s known as the ‘transfiguration’ – which is a fancy name to communicate that Jesus reveals more of who He really is to them. There are some lessons here for us. Life is only lived in one direction – forward. God moments are just that, moments. Enjoy them, but keep...
Speaker: Jack Schull
Scripture: Mark 9:1-7, Exodus 14:12-18, Deuteronomy 18:15-19, Malachi 4:5-6
Paul teaches the secret of contentment in his letter to Philippians. Paul's thorn is revealed and grace is described as the release of power to sustain you in every circumstance.