Are you suffering on the inside?

There are 4 traditional approaches to discipleship that actually lead to bondage: Osmosis: Get people to attend church and serve faithfully. Academics: Teach information about the faith. Behaviour: Establish performance expectations for church members. Church: Train people to invite others, serve, and join a small group.  These 4 things above may have good elements but withoutContinue reading “Are you suffering on the inside?”

How can you tell if the enemy (has even subtly) gotten a foothold in your life?

(I was asked this question yesterday by my students just before leading an interactive group coaching class online…)   I first pointed them to Ephesians 4. Take a moment today to read it. I’ve seen the enemy get a foothold in people’s lives WAY too may times – as this passage explains.   Secondly, read 1Continue reading “How can you tell if the enemy (has even subtly) gotten a foothold in your life?”

Am I Being Deceived?

This past year, I had the joy of walking with a woman coming out of the New Age movement. In fact, she had once been a New Age teacher. We started with Scriptures in our sessions and took our time before we began asking Jesus questions. Her heart now was so beautifully hungry and thirstyContinue reading “Am I Being Deceived?”

Women, have you been silenced?

  My heart loves to walk with women who have been silenced. Why? Because their voice holds a key to healing – their own healing and the healing of MANY others. I have been coaching people since 2003 online in over 120 countries. I especially love walking women through this journey of being silenced. IfContinue reading “Women, have you been silenced?”

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”