This past week the division in our nation has been illuminated by the election process, not created by that process. But as the church, we must follow Christ in offering a posture of submission to the other.
Churches and denominations should be known as places of great organizational imagination, creativity, and experimentation. Embracing a worldview of abundance propels our organizational creativity.
On Nov. 29, 1868, Charles Spurgeon preached a sermon on effectual calling, using the call of Abraham (Genesis 12) as his example. The sermon is a gold mine of advice for missionaries and evangelists. Here are a few nuggets:
I wish there was a great story of the hundreds of thousands of dollars given to us to start this new ministry adventure. There was a promise of $5000 and a pat on the back: "Good luck."
A practical resource for assisting church leaders in identifying, understanding and intentionally engaging the fivefold ministries of apostles, prophets, evangelists, shepherds and teachers (APEST) that exist within their congregations.