7 Takeaways from a New Testament Gathering of the Church
Nov23

7 Takeaways from a New Testament Gathering of the Church

If you are like me, the idea of visiting a New Testament gathering of the saints has always been a desire and a longing of your heart. But, how do we go back 2000 years? How do we erase from our own brains 2000 years of man-made traditions and rituals? Surely, His Spirit would speak to those who are hungry and thirsty for the real thing today. Oh Holy Spirit, how we need your help in the 21st century. Father, it is our prayer that as...

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The State of the Church Today; An Apostolic Assessment by Don Atkin
Nov16

The State of the Church Today; An Apostolic Assessment by Don Atkin

• In America, 3,500 – 4,000 churches close their doors each year.  • Churches lose an estimated 2,765,000 people each year to nominalism and secularism. Today’s church is facing formidable and unprecedented challenges. The race for market supremacy in a consumer-driven competitive religious arena is releasing all manner of questionable strategies that appeal directly and only to the flesh. The blatant advertising of creature comforts...

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Tugging Rugs and Tired Horses – Disillusionment in the Church
Sep20

Tugging Rugs and Tired Horses – Disillusionment in the Church

In our interpersonal dealings with folks, as long as people are happy with the rug they are standing on, they will not appreciate you or I trying to pull it out from under them – even if we really have a better rug for them, tug ever so gently, and try to convince them of how loving we are for tugging! As long as people are happy with their rug, every attempt to persuade them about how bad their rug is, how unhelpful it is for them,...

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The Full Time Ministry Myth by Loren Rosser
Sep12

The Full Time Ministry Myth by Loren Rosser

“Any believer who aspires to full-time ministry misunderstands the Kingdom that we’re part of. That’s like aspiring to full-time breathing. ‘Full time’ and ‘Ministry’ are the only way the Kingdom works.” – Nor’west Prophetic For years we have been taught that there are average believers and then there are those who are truly extraordinary.  There are those who love God and there are those who REALLY love God.  There are those who are...

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Dynamic Worship or Worship Manipulation? by Steve Crosby
Sep12

Dynamic Worship or Worship Manipulation? by Steve Crosby

Sometimes out of our innocence, and other times out of our naiveté, the church fails to exercise her God-given abilities of discernment, and ends up labeling things as “God,” just because they may be numerically or financially successful.  Jesus nor Paul would be “successes” under that measuring stick. Let’s consider some common “leadership” principles that can be effectively used  to accomplish great things, without the Holy Spirit’s...

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