Few churches understand how to reach millennials for Christ. Over recent months I’ve been collecting and tweeting (@warrenbird) various research, trends and ideas on that topic. Here are some of my better tweets on this important group: Where are the millennial leaders in YOUR church? tips on how to find them by @tonymorganlive Millennials now...
Author: Warren Bird
Paul encourages young pastor Timothy to pray always for those in authority so that the Gospel may be propigated throughout the world. God wants to seek and save the lost.
Scripture: 1 Timothy 2:1-7
Topic: Knowing God's Will
Dear Roger, Why are there so many false religions, and how do I know which ones are real? I hear a lot of singers, movies and writers talking about ancient gods or mythology stories. For example, Rain Man is the nickname for Amun-Re , or Re, who was Horus Re , or Horus the Egyptian Sun God. I saw that Amun means “let it be”. And “contentment” or “forgiven...
Type: Ask Roger
Author: Roger Barrier
Topic: Person of Satan, Spiritual Warfare, Salvation, Church and Culture, Evangelism, World Religions
The secret to self-control is to make decisions against your ego, flesh and second bests in life. Establish goals. An absence of goals is an absence of faith. Establish boundaries and routines. Self-control, a fruit of the Holy Spirit, keeps our hearts pure. Preached at National Community Church. Used by permission.
Speaker: Mark Batterson
Scripture: Proverbs 16:32-32, Mark 1:35-35, 1 Corinthians 9:24-28, 1 Corinthians 10:23-26
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
Nationally-known business and church consultant Tom Lutz teaches that great leaders innovate, develop, inspire trust, think long-range and make wise choices. Great managers administer, maintain, control resources and develop systems for accomplishing the tasks at hand. We must know the difference and operate in our strengths.
Dr. Brad Tuttle shares his colorful testimony beginning with his daring days as a Navy deep sea diver and nationally-known power lifter. He shares his journey around the globe as a member of the evangelistic "Power Team" and his current calling as a pastor.
Topic: New Birth
"Authenticity" is a buzzword frequently used by emerging church leaders. However,"being real" as a ministry couple just isn't that easy. Roger and Julie Barrier discuss the unrealistic expectations that cause pastors to step on the pedestal, and how to live lives of integrity.
Topic: Pastoral Ministry
A great leader has a clear vision, an awareness of the needs of the people he leads and a clear communication plan for implementing change. The goal is to bring along even the "slow followers" to a place of consensus and support. Order Tom Lutz's Book: Navigating Your Change Mazes
Pastors and worship leaders often have to overcome challenges because of different perspectives and approaches to creating an effective service. Many of these obstacles can be overcome by prayer, honest communication, empathy, common goals and a consistent work ethic. Humility and patience can solidify a team.
Topic: Team Building