Like Jesus we should touch the masses with the anointing, love, truth, and compassion that only the Gospel can bring, but spend our personal time with a trusted inner circle.
How to avoid burn out in ministry! A good read for ministers and congregants!
"I began to realize something, those people we are so quick to hate and ready to condemn to an eternity in hell, those very same people, a vast majority of them, have NEVER HEARD the name of Christ, let alone the Gospel. ...people are refusing to GO to the uttermost parts of the earth (Acts 1:8) and refusing to GO where His name is not known (Romans 15:20-21, Isaiah 52:15). And ultimately, people are refusing to live the life of LOVE we are called to live! John 3:16 clearly tells us that God so loved the WORLD that He gave His only son." - Jessica Cappel
In all our efforts to be more palatable to the world and the lost, to “undo” the stereotype the world has of christians being “judgmental, holy-rollers” we have lost something important, we’ve lost what it means to BE a christian.
This is a new series specifically designed to give both help and encouragement to ministry families and their children who may be dealing with these issues, as well as helping congregates have an inside look at the ministry and the family and their place in helping it succeed or fail.
"But forgiveness is not an emotion—I knew that too. Forgiveness is an act of the will, and the will can function regardless of the temperature of the heart."
(Originally posted 10/12/2009 on Jessica Taylor Cappel's blog: The FAITH DRIVEN Life) Wow, this verse is pretty clear! Those who think they are exempt from correction and discipline are illegitimate offspring of God... That's not my opinion that is what the Bible says, puts a fire under you to make sure you are listening to … Continue reading I Want to be a True Child of God
"In our effort to be disconnected with the evils of the world, we have become disconnected with the temptations and stumbling blocks our children face."
It has taken me some time to get to a place where I fully realize that people and their opinions are simply that, people. They are imperfect human beings who can be rude, hurtful, and unkind just as much as they can be compassionate, loving, and kind.
Even the best of leaders can't do it all on their own. Yes, many of us expect them to, and why not? That's all they have to do anyway, right? Its often easy to put the blame up the chain of command. In thinking on this common "leadership problem" that I've seen in churches I've … Continue reading LEADERSHIP PROBLEMS: He’s not doing his job.