What it takes to Grow People Spiritually: Reflecting on Dallas Willard’s not so surprising strategy


by Whaid Rose The late Dallas Willard gave this surprising answer to a question posed by a pastor as to how to help his people grow spiritually: “You must arrange your days so that you are experiencing deep contentment, joy, and confidence in your everyday life with God.” Willard was one of the most brilliant Christian thinkers of our generation. A trained philosopher, he was a Professor in the School of Philosophy at the University of Southern California (Los Angeles) for decades. Willard Offered Advice on Spiritual Formation Dallas Willard was not only a philosopher; he was a theologian with a [...]

What it takes to Grow People Spiritually: Reflecting on Dallas Willard’s not so surprising strategy2023-11-06T15:32:37-07:00

What Is a Pastor’s God-given Duty?


by David Zellers “My fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.”[1] Just as many Americans answered John F. Kennedy’s call to duty for their country, pastors are answering God’s call to duty for the Body of Christ. Sadly, many pastors find their congregations expect their pastor to lead, or at least be involved in, every program and be at the beck and call of every member 24/7; in addition, they expect an award-winning sermon during every service. However, what are the pastor’s responsibilities according to God’s Word? The Bible [...]

What Is a Pastor’s God-given Duty?2023-09-12T14:39:36-06:00

3 Areas Everyday Christian Leaders Practice Contentment


by Caitlin Meadows As followers of Christ we are leaders in our everyday lives. Wherever we are, whoever we are with – we have the opportunity and call to point them to Christ. Contentment is a quality of everyday Christian leaders because it means we trust God’s authority over and directing of our lives. The contented Christian rests in Christ’s sufficiency with gratitude for all He provides. Therefore, our focus is on magnifying God’s Kingdom rather than our own. Defining Contentment. According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, when one is contented one is “feeling or showing satisfaction with one’s possessions, status, or [...]

3 Areas Everyday Christian Leaders Practice Contentment2023-08-18T10:30:24-06:00

Is Peace Lost or Missing Among Us Today?


by Peter Youngs In these difficult days we live in, every country in the world is struggling with finances, anger, war, and disease. Each one of us from the goodness of our hearts wants to understand our world and the communities where we live. And we may wonder if we can or should do something about it. We are the people of God, the salt of the earth. We must be a light to others. Surely, we can understand. And with the help of God, we can encourage and help others understand it. And so, we speak, we talk, we may [...]

Is Peace Lost or Missing Among Us Today?2023-08-16T15:54:50-06:00

Do You Turn Away From God When You Are Hurting?


By Lisa Harp Hinds Have you noticed that it seems so many Christians are turning away from God and the church lately? What makes us do that? Why do we separate from the One and the ones who care about us? First, let’s think of what the church really is. I Corinthians 12: 27-28 tells us that we “are the body of Christ, and members individually. And God has appointed these in the church…..” Verse 28 goes on to list gifts such as apostles, prophets, teachers, administrators, etc. In other words, each of us has a gift and a place to serve. Plus, we need each other [...]

Do You Turn Away From God When You Are Hurting?2022-07-12T12:34:29-06:00

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