Your church is shut down – due to virus. Now what?

What do you do when your church is shut down due to the Corona virus or persecution? The systems may crash, but… There is actually new opportunity! I see the church shifting in beautiful ways… ***This link below was originally posted in Feb 2018. Notice the title of the post? Since the Corona Virus, thisContinue reading “Your church is shut down – due to virus. Now what?”

A Pastor’s Confession

This is my confession. I’m sorry… To all the people who I once pastored in an institutional church… I am sorry that I didn’t know then what I know now. My church and Bible school experience did not adequately prepare me to walk you to complete freedom in Jesus’ name. Nor did I disciple you howContinue reading “A Pastor’s Confession”

Persuasive Words of Men?

If your faith is based on the persuasive words of men, your faith will not go deep. 
When life difficulty comes, your faith will fall.
 But, if your faith is based on the power of Holy Spirit, 
the kingdom of God in your life will be unshakable. Jesus didn’t merely share information, nor motivational speaking. Jesus alwaysContinue reading “Persuasive Words of Men?”

Pastor, How Do You Define Yourself?

Many years ago I connected with Ed Underwood (and I have referenced his resources before on this blog). He recently wrote this post… (which is addressed to pastors but is for ALL OF US in ministry….) Pastor, the Shocking Contrast Between Legalism and Grace. We can choose to define ourselves as pastors by what we’reContinue reading “Pastor, How Do You Define Yourself?”

How to End Things :(

I always thought you had to be FOREVER faithful to people, programs, and institutions to the very end. (One of my key values is loyalty and integrity.) Sadly, I learned the hard way some things and relationships must come to an end. Ouch. Sigh. After years of investing in some thing and someone, if thereContinue reading “How to End Things :(“

The Fastest Growing Church

This will challenge your every thought on: “WHAT and WHO is a church..?” Interestingly, I learned about this film on September 11… You will soon learn why… “The fastest growing church in the world has taken root in one of the most unexpected and radicalized nations on earth,” according to “Sheep Among Wolves,” the outstandingContinue reading “The Fastest Growing Church”

We are Tired of Listening to Men

“Mr Moody, there must be more prayer. The speaking here is excellent but there is too much of it in proportion to prayer. We do not have time to pray. We get tired when going to meetings, listening to men. We must have more time to speak to God and to listen to Him.” – AndrewContinue reading “We are Tired of Listening to Men”

God’s Design for the Church? – Not Lecture Style.

Last night, in my backyard with a bunch of friends sitting in a circle, my husband and I enjoyed discussing with a new friend and traveling evangelist (who has been excellent at equipping others) …some of the things around church. Our friend shared how the Greeks were the ones who introduced the lecture sermon, whereasContinue reading “God’s Design for the Church? – Not Lecture Style.”

How Lies Control Us

What I have noticed in walking with my Life Coaching clients… If you know the truth but don’t live it out, this is living a lie. Believing lies, makes liars of ourselves and makes it possible for greater deception to ensnare us more deeply. When we believe lies, we are more easily frightened and anxious andContinue reading “How Lies Control Us”

Church? Spectators vs Participants

Dear Church, Are you a spectator or a participant in building God’s kingdom? Years of sitting in traditional church has not prepared us to be the church in the manner described in the New Testament. We have been taught to come. To sit. To watch and listen to what others have prepared. (Someone described itContinue reading “Church? Spectators vs Participants”