Category: Ministry

Members of the Africa Initiative, United Methodist bishops and guests pose for a photo during the advocacy group’s Prayer and Leadership Summit, which was held May 13-18 in Nairobi, Kenya. The theme of the gathering was “Envisioning the Next Methodism in Africa.” Photo by E Julu Swen, UM News.

Africa Initiative ponders future of Methodism

Download Envisioning the Next Methodism in Africa Website: https://www.umnews.org/ Take Away Three African bishops said they will wait and see what General Conference does before deciding whether to join the new Global Methodist Church. Participants at the Africa Initiative gathering demanded more clarity about the structure of the Global Methodist Church. After the gathering, another advocacy group, the Africa Voice […]

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Elijah Was the Boldest of God's Prophets (Pixabay)

The Prophets and the Son: Hebrews 1:1–2

Before his death, Charles Hauser wrote a draft of a commentary on Hebrews, leaving the work for Kevin Bauder to complete. The following is an excerpt from that commentary. Some of the words are Bauder’s, but the argument is Hauser’s. 1God, after He spoke long ago to the fathers in the prophets in many portions and in many ways, 2in […]

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We Need Mentors in Ministry

We Need Mentors in Ministry

Monday mornings are the hardest for pastors. After proclaiming the Word of God on Sunday, Mondays mark the beginning of preparation for the next Sunday. Pastors from small rural churches to large urban churches experience difficulties. Time seems to evade us so quickly. There’s family life to do, work to be done, counseling, meetings, preparations, and on top of all […]

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Holy Sepulchre, detail of the dome over the Katholikon, Jerusalem(Berthold Werner)

The Eastern Christian Churches

by Bible Scriptures | Eastern Christians share many cultural traditions but not the same religious traditions, Christianity divided itself in the East

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Biblical Mandate for Church Planting

The First & Biggest Step to Planting a Church

I heard what I thought was God’s voice saying, “You have the wrong sermon for tomorrow.” It was late Saturday night and I had just completed the last touches for preparing my sermon to preach the next morning at our new church plant in urban Seattle. “But Lord,” I contended, lying on the floor, face down and my chin propped […]

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God's Promises

Understanding How God’s Promises Work

And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of His glory in Christ Jesus. (Phil. 4:19) This verse is very encouraging, and believers reference it frequently. The problem, however, is that it is often taken out of context or wrongly applied. Paul, in the course of the ministry God called him to do, admitted the challenge […]

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Boston City Hall (WikiCommons)

Satanic Temple Asks Boston To Fly Its Flag After Supreme Court Ruling for Christian Flag

The Satanic Temple (TST) is requesting to fly a flag over Boston City Hall after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled this week that the city violated the free speech rights of a conservative activist seeking to fly a Christian flag on a pole outside the downtown building. Based in Salem, Massachusetts, TST tweeted a request filed Tuesday with the city […]

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Communion Wine And Bread

Come to the Feast

The man was a scoundrel, certainly not worthy of the invitation he had just received. He had stolen before—he had even stolen from the king’s treasury. And now he was eyeing the fat purse on the richly-dressed nobleman headed his way on the main road, when he felt a tap on his shoulder. Oh no, he though. Caught at last. “Sir,” a […]

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Doctrinal Uniqueness and Unity of the Evangelical Church Winning ALL (ECWA)

Doctrinal Uniqueness and Unity of the Evangelical Church Winning ALL (ECWA)

How a Church can remain faithful to their history and biblical legacies in a changing world. Many nuances of doctrinal beliefs and practices appear to remain in the background of how things are conceptualized and applied within ECWA circles, however, quite often the details are not very familiar or thoroughly discussed with members and even some pastors who might not […]

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Gen Z

Christ’s Resurrection: Knowing Heaven and Reviving Dreams

The Easter season is a celebration of second chances, renewal, and surprising fulfillment. This is not only true for those who witnessed the first Easter, but for us today as well! On the first Easter Sunday, God took the disciples’ greatest disappointment and turned it into their greatest happiness. Unfortunately for us, disappointment is one of the biggest deterrents of […]

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