Equipping Your Reimagine Journey
On 26Sep20 we held a discipleship event called Off the Bench, Into the Game (OBIG). There were 26 in attendance. I, as ministry leader, did not lead or teach a lesson; in fact, I went for pizza.
I've been training several guys in group facilitation. When we planned OBIG, at the outset I appointed a main facilitator and a helper for the two lessons we were presenting which were "Time Alone with God" and "Assurance of Forgiveness." They did all the research, lesson planning, and…Continue
Crown Point at Columbia River Gorge, Oregon
My help comes from the LORD, who made the heavens and the earth.
PSALM 121:2 NLT
Your desperate search reflects your…
Added by Johnny R. Almond on September 28, 2020 at 11:21am — No Comments
According to David Kinnaman (President, Barna Group) up to 20% of churches may not re-open following the COVID pandemic.
Churches have been closed but some are now re-opening.
Will the churches and their congregation survive?
Pastor’s confidence is declining.
Only small numbers are…Continue
Added by Steve Hackett on September 28, 2020 at 9:43am — No Comments
A powerful new creation / evolution documentary is about to be released: “Dismantled”
(A scientific deconstruction of the theory of evolution)
You can watch it for FREE during the world premiere in two weeks’ time: Fri. 9 – Mon. 12 October.
Mark it in your calendars today. Details and trailer are linked below.
Whether you believe in biblical creation, evolution, or some amalgam of the…Continue
Added by Steve Hackett on September 25, 2020 at 8:36pm — No Comments
I was busy enjoying my meal in a local restaurant, when I was distracted. A family of four, seated nearby me, caught my attention. Mom and Dad were not having one of their best days, plus the two small children were expressing their unhappiness in rather loud volume. The family anger seemed to escalate as the meal progressed. At the end of their meal and close to the end of their patience, Dad threw several dollars on the table for a tip, grabbed both kids and headed to check out. Left…Continue
Added by Dan R. Crawford on September 25, 2020 at 12:57pm — No Comments
It's not church we need to stay away from, it's churchianity . . .
Churchianity takes the life out of real church and
replaces liberty in Christ with laws and legalism,
justice is eclipsed by judgmentalism,
Added by Network Creator / Coordinator on September 23, 2020 at 12:17pm — No Comments
People of THE CHURCH are attentive to God’s Direction, His Will and His Word, many, many times falling short in their efforts. Organized religion is often about looking for stuff from God, asking Him to Change His Will and adjusting His Word to fit its needs. The sad Truth is organized religion is the image of THE CHURCH in America.
Added by Richard H. Skiba, Jr. on September 22, 2020 at 2:24pm — No Comments
This is the day the LORD has made. We will rejoice and be glad in it.
PSALM 118:24 NLT
Rejoice in My foundation of trust.
Whatever courses other people may take today, nestle near your Shepherd’s heart.
Added by Johnny R. Almond on September 14, 2020 at 11:30am — No Comments
Many of us have networks of Christian friends from church and ministry activities, and networks of non-Christian “secular” friends from our employment, sports, and educational activities, etc
And for many of us, these networks have clear demarcations!
In a post-Christian society which is tearing itself apart, in a world where everything seems to be going wrong, where children are taught life has no meaning because we evolved from pond scum, it’s increasingly…Continue
Added by Steve Hackett on September 10, 2020 at 10:16pm — No Comments
I’m a retired engineer living in Australia, now working as a layman, full-time for our Lord.
I had been 20 years an atheist, 10 years an agnostic, but was born again at the age of 30.
God had called me to be a relational evangelist!
We moved house and joined a new church when I retired in 2014.
In August 2017, I conducted a formal anonymous survey of our church members to better understand what they considered “A disciple of Jesus” to be.…Continue
Added by Steve Hackett on September 10, 2020 at 8:22pm — No Comments
Warner Sallman Head of Christ
Alleluia! Praise Yahweh, all nations; extol him, all peoples,
for his faithful love is strong and his constancy…
I am an unpaid, non-pastoral layperson… and a sinner. So why do I post on Phil’s blogs?
While I make no claim to prophecy, one of my life Bible verses is Ezekiel 2:1-3:11. But having been an accountant for my entire career, I have a difficult time proceeding until I’ve been held Accountable.
This may be best…Continue
Added by Richard H. Skiba, Jr. on September 6, 2020 at 8:08pm — No Comments
I am an unpaid, non-pastoral layperson… and a sinner. While I make no claim to prophecy, one of my life Bible verses is Ezekiel 2:1-3:11
I recently heard a sermon on waking up ourselves and the church (Rev. 3:1-6). Coupling that with a sermon I heard the week before regarding tolerating Jezebel’s/Judas’ (a male version of the name) practices as acceptable within the Faith (Rev. 2:18-29), a prayer of…Continue
Added by Richard H. Skiba, Jr. on September 4, 2020 at 10:22pm — No Comments
this might be a good idea to adapt and implement in churches and ministriesContinue
Added by Network Creator / Coordinator on September 4, 2020 at 5:00pm — No Comments
Added by Network Creator / Coordinator on August 31, 2020 at 12:48pm — No Comments
What can I offer the LORD for all he has done for me?
Added by Johnny R. Almond on August 31, 2020 at 11:56am — No Comments
Not to us, O LORD, but to you goes all the glory for your unfailing love and faithfulness.
PSALM 115:1 NLT
I alone deserve all the praise.
Let My faithful love lead you to sincere and heartfelt gratitude.
In spite of…
Added by Johnny R. Almond on August 24, 2020 at 11:04am — No Comments
Happy are those who fear the LORD. PSALM 112:1
Joy is the clearest evidence of My Presence.
My openhanded blessings let you enjoy life in every dimension—
In the reading of My inspired Scripture
Added by Johnny R. Almond on August 17, 2020 at 12:26pm — No Comments
I’m grateful I was introduced to prayer evangelism as a process, not a program; a strategy rather than a series of events. At some point in the 1990s, prayer and evangelism were reintroduced to one another and became the “prayer evangelism movement,” with notable messengers and a myriad of new ministries. God only knows every tributary that flowed together to form a great river…Continue
Albrecht Durer Praying Hands
In return for my friendship they denounce me, and all I can do is pray!
PSALM 109:4 TNJB
I am the One and Only…
Added by Johnny R. Almond on August 11, 2020 at 12:54pm — No Comments