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Be the Catalysts for Transformational Lives! Ephesians 5:8-20

Our task in the church is to proclaim Christ as Lord, His character, righteousness, peace, and joy, all by the Holy Spirit.

 

Submit to Christ! Ephesians 5:21-33

Why do we do church? Please a personality? Hear a sound bite? Take in the latest fad? No. We worship Christ as Lord.

 

Build Christian Values! Ephesians 6:1-9

Love, Lead, Offer, Value and Equip.  Commit to building Christian values and principles that show Christ's value…>

 

Paul's Guide to Leading and Managing a Church

Introduction to the 'Effective Leadership from Ephesians' series. A Look at some of the calls and precepts from Paul's in Ephesians applied to leading and managing a church.

 

See the entire series here: /Leadership-from-Ephesians


Research Highlights

 

Statistics on Pastors: 2016 Update

Research on the Happenings in Pastors' Personal and Church Lives.

So, what is going on with today's servants of the Church?

Since first studying pastors in the late 80's, we are seeing significant shifts in the last 20 years on how pastors view their calling and how churches treat them.

 

How many hours a week do full-time pastors work? 54% more than 55, 18% more than 70 hours a week!   

Although we see improvement in how much time in a week that pastors work, they are still way over taxed in stress and work hours. This is an area that needs attention. The families are not seeing needed quality time, and churches do not get their best by overwork.

 

PDF Report with graphs and insights:

 

http://files.stablerack.com/webfiles/71795/pastorsstatWP2016.pdf

 

News

 

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Leading the Church

Leading the Church

Understanding Stewardship
Stewardship Part I Q: What does stewardship mean to you? There are two words that send the average congregation and common churchgoer into fear and panic, from the leadership and pastorate, that fears to offend or drive people away, to the church member who may be too far stretched in time and giving, and cannot give anymore, to the person who does not want to be convicted, lest he be forced to reach for the sacred will of his wallet or the exercise of His call. Yet, these two words are simple, and needed, because the church and the body of Christ could not function without them being proclaimed and exercised: These simple words are... (1/15/2008)

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Effective Leadership

Effective Leadership

Build Christian Values! Ephesians 6:1-9
Love, Lead, Offer, Value and Equip.  Commit to building Christian values and principles that show Christ's value and theirs that lead the people in your church to quality and beneficial relationships at home and at work. (9/20/2016)

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Discipleship

Discipleship

Overcoming the Fear of Evangelism
Are you afraid to witness? Do you cringe as you approach someone with the Gospel message? Does your stomach begin to turn in agonizing pain to the point that you rationalize that they probably have already heard it and do not need you to say anything, so you walk away in dread? (2/27/2008)

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Bible Research

Bible Research

Understanding Apocalyptic Literature
Apocalyptic, as a term in the common vernacular or dictionary definition, means something that is written in an ominous, threatening way. It is scary, thwarting, and about boding evil. The dictionary tells us it is presaging people of imminent disaster, exaggerated predictions, or allusions of the Last Days. However, this is not what it meant in the original Greek or Hebrew or in the time this term was penned. This means "Biblical" or "Exegetical Eschatology" which is seeking what the Bible has to say about end times not what an unwise mind may come up with! What did it mean? It means... (2/12/2008)

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