It was a stormy night in Birmingham, England, and Hudson Taylor was to speak at a meeting at the Severn Street schoolroom. His hostess assured him that nobody would attend on such a stormy night, but Taylor insisted on going, saying, I must go even if there is no one but the doorkeeper. Less than a dozen people showed up, but the meeting was … [Read more...] about Faithfulness in the Storm
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Do you think you are too old, or too young, too inexperienced, too unskilled, unqualified and decidedly ordinary? Do you feel that you have little to offer by way if Christian service – that God could use others, but not you? Nothing could be further from the truth! God CAN use you, if your heart is right! Once, in a movie, a small … [Read more...] about Can God use me?
How do we make cross-cultural connections and show that the message of the Bible is just as relevant for us today, as for those people who lived over 4000 years ago? It is possible to teach in such a way that our listeners can identify with, and care about, characters in the Bible. When we bring these people to life, we will help our group to … [Read more...] about Connecting Our Generation with Bible Culture
What are our teens getting into these days? How can we keep up-to-date with their culture? Young people are under enormous pressure from their peers to fit in and follow the hot trends promoted in media. Movies TV Music Games Apps Trends come and go, but we can stay aware of kids’ culture. The good folk at ChildrensMinistry.com … [Read more...] about What is Trending with Preteens Today?
If you feel your ministry needs to be revitalised and more productive, this is for you! Whether writing a sermon, planning a Sunday School lesson, organising a youth talk or preparing a small group Bible study − focused prayer during preparation is the key. The devil will let a man prepare a sermon if that will keep him from preparing himself. … [Read more...] about Pray before presenting
How can "weakness" reveal strength? Respected marketer and communicator Seth Godin wrote in one of his blogs under the title "Demonstrating Strength": Apologize Defer to others Avoid shortcuts Tell the truth Offer kindness Seek alliances Volunteer to take the short straw Choose the long-term, sacrificing the short Demonstrate … [Read more...] about How to Be a Strong Christian Worker