Dance Ministry Training for Church Leaders

Dance Ministry Training for Church Leaders God has blessed me to create a 6-weekly training program so that church leaders obtain a theological formation in dance ministry.    The purpose of this training is to establish a sound understanding of the use of dance as a ministry within Christian arts praise and worship. With 20 … Read more

“What’s true for me may not be true for you…” Really? Possibly?

By Michael Mooney, Exec. Elder   Upon hearing such a thing, it may seem like this is a good explanation for why people believe different things, and a great attitude to hold to enjoy peaceful interpersonal human relations. However, upon greater consideration this statement begins to reveal major inconsistencies.   For example, what if I … Read more

A Summary of Leadership Theories With a Christian Perspective

A Summary of Leadership Theories: Personal, Transactional, Transformational, and Servant Leadership By Michael Mooney, Exec. Elder Personalism   Emmanuel Mounier and Karol Wojtyla (Pope John Paul II) have become authoritative figures in the servant leadership philosophy of personalism. This ideology is summarized in its emphasis on the value of human relationships through five themes: 1) … Read more

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

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

Using a Concordance to Enhance Your Bible Study

Words from the Word, and Other Words… By Michael Mooney, Ministry Practitioner Preliminary Information   We will be introducing the use of Strong’s concordance in this presentation.  We realize that several of the things in this message will be unfamiliar to some and overly simple to others. However, we have groups of people in both … Read more

Ministry and Reality: Know the Difference

By Michael Mooney, Ministry Practitioner What is already has been; and what was shall be (Eccl. 1:9).   It is my experience that the majority of Christian interactions can be summarized into one of at least three categories: 1) What was; 2) What is (normative); and 3) What should be.  Here are three examples:   … Read more

How to Tell People They are Wrong

By Michael Mooney, Ministry Practitioner     Let’s face it, there is no fun in correcting people or telling them that they are wrong about something… However, if you are in ministry, or especially a pastor, you are bound to have to do it sometime.  Consider the following words of wisdom:   “People ask you … Read more

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