As I sat in a converted storefront satellite church this morning, I realized that it’s Pentecost Sunday. This is typically recognized as the birth of the Church but also the moment when Jesus baptized those in the upper room with the Holy Spirit, accompanied by mighty signs and wonders. For close to 30 years I … More I Can’t Believe You Don’t Attend A Pentecostal Church!
This will hold true for anyone, but a great challenge of working with young adults is assisting them through the process of making life decisions. This is a transition stage from the teen years to adulthood: more responsibilities, bigger challenges, and the need to keep learning. A diploma or walk across the stage doesn’t mean … More “God Told Me” Is Not A Trump Card
Our church is about to launch into its annual Week of Prayer. This has always been one of the highlights of the year for me, dedicating the first full week to prayer and going after God. I always try to remind our students to watch out for getting all fired up in an event vs. … More Developing Personal Devotional Habits for the New Year
Working with college students does have a major drawback in that they are transient. I can’t even count up the number of “generations” we’ve seen come through here, arriving then departing every couple years. Last night, we sent out two of our leaders who are taking youth pastors position in Missouri. When our leaders leave, … More Mentoring: Breaking to Bring Out the Best
“It was not an enemy insulting me. I could stand that. It was not someone who hated me. I could hide from him. But it is you, a person like me, we were close and the best of friends. We had a good friendship and walked together to God’s Temple. Let death take away my … More Erasing the Sting of Offense
“If you’re not making mistakes, then you’re not doing anything. I’m positive that a doer makes mistakes” as stated by one of the greatest basketball coaches of all time, John Wooden. He understood what it meant to experience success, but was concerned more with a person’s character than any trophy. Wooden knew full well that … More 12 Things Younger Leaders Should Know About Their Pastors and Mentors
“We loved you so much that we were delighted to share with you not only the gospel of God but our lives as well, because you had become so dear to us” (1 Thessalonians 2:8). Pouring into the next generation. Strange phrase because it always depends on the perspective of the one using it. But, … More Ten Ways To Pour Into Younger Leaders