Top 10 Mistakes Pastors Make in Planting Churches

The National Association of Christian Ministers conducted a survey of ministers from a wide variety of backgrounds asking this question: What are the top 10 mistakes pastors make in church planting?  The responses were collected and reviewed by a smaller team of diversely selected ministers to chose the 10 responses that they thought were most … Read more

Difference Between a Church and a Ministry

Often people sense a call of God to ministry. In response to the call they find themselves not knowing whether to start a church or a ministry. The best way to approach this question is to consider the differences between the two:   A Church is a well structured organization defined in scripture regarding its protocol … Read more

Strategy for Ministry Planning

By Michael Mooney, Exec. Elder   Jesus once said something very important about planning:   “For which of you, intending to build a tower, does not sit down first and count the cost, whether he may have enough to finish it; lest perhaps, after he has laid the foundation and is not able to finish, all … Read more

What if it Does Not Work?

By Michael Mooney, Exec. Elder   When it comes to church/ministry planning, there is always a very important perspective to consider:   What if God is or is not in it? Does success mean blessing? Does failure mean you did not choose the path of God’s will? How are success and failure correctly defined?   … Read more

The Condition of Denominations in Christianity

Michael Mooney, Exec. Elder Reporting for the National Association of Christian Ministers The Present Condition of Christianity According to the World Christian Encyclopedia (2001), there are approximately 33,820 denominations of Christianity in the world. How should we resolve this conflict? Frankly this large number of division should not come as any surprise; before Christianity was … Read more

Something Out of Luke…

I just finished Luke 17. Putting aside the rapture, the very beginning of the chapter got me to thinking that, even though we can never truly be perfect like the Father, Christ is giving us advice on becoming better than we were, not just in His word, but in examples, like the cleansed Samaritan leper. … Read more

Confession, Sin and Salvation

A frequently asked question is:“what happens if I sin, and then I die before I have an opportunityto confess that sin to GOD?”Another common question is:“what happens if I commit a sin,but then forget about it and never remember toconfess it to GOD?” Both of these questions teeter on faulty assumptions — Salvation is not a … Read more

REPENTANCE ~ a Seven-fold commitment

REPENT ! REPENTANCE ! !Matthew 3:2 And saying, (Repent) ye:for the kingdom of heaven is at hand. There are (three) Greek words used in the New Testament to denote repentance – – – 1. The {verb} “metamelomai” is used of a change of mind, such as to produce regret or even remorse on account of sin, but not necessarily … Read more

ALL MAY BE SAVED !

ALL MAY BE SAVED ! “What is The New Testament” (or) better stated, The New Covenant ? Let’s learn ‘what’ it “is” ~ and most importantly, how it affects You and I. Romans 15:8 “Now I say that Jesus Christ was a minister of the circumcision for the truth of God, to confirm the promises … Read more