The Ordinary and the Extraordinary Works of the Spirit

It is good to keep in mind the delineation that Jonathan Edwards made. He frequently differentiated between “ordinary” works of the Spirit and “extraordinary” works of the Spirit. … read more

Developing a Lay Ministry Team in Your Church

We often hear talk about the need to enlist others for ministry, to raise up leaders, to delegate, etc. I was just at John Nuzzo’s church (Victory Family Church) in Cranberry Township, PA, and saw these principles being implemented tremendously well. … read more

The House of Destiny Orphanage: The Dream that Teamwork Brought to Pass

Like so many pastors, God had given me vision that could impact many lives if only it could be fulfilled and come to pass. The value of a vision fulfilled is to see lives changed. Big plans and dreams in our hearts can easily be delayed due to the daily demands of ministry or the more pressing needs of the people we are currently serving. We as a church wanted to make an impact in the lives of orphans in Guatemala and help impact a nation’s leaders through a minister’s training school. … read more

Building a Great Team (An excerpt from “Church Planting 101”) by Douglas Crumbley

As we have already learned, it is important to build your launch team with people who are leaders, godly, smart, talented, and exemplify great soundness and character. If you have to fudge in any of the areas, never fudge on character or their ability to lead others. Every church-planter’s top priority should be to build a great team of leaders around them. In this chapter I will show you what ingredients every great team has. … read more

8 Guidelines to Avoid a “Fast and Furious” Crisis Marvin Yoder

The Apostle Paul encouraged the Philippian Church in holding fast the word of life, so that I may rejoice in the day of Christ that I have not run in vain or labored in vain (Philippians 2:16. NKJV). Notice that Paul told them to “hold” fast; not to “run” fast. … read more