May 20, 2023 Building People of Substance for Works of Power Recently, I’ve had several conversations with pastors who see a “lack of commitment” in church members. Some expressed a sentiment that this has worsened since the pandemic. Theories abound as to the cause of the issue. Some say, “Life has gotten too complicated.” Others … Continue reading Do You Love Him?
Category: Ministry Training
Update from Pastor Virgil. 4/18/23
Moving Christians from the pew to the harvest.” Matthew 9:36-38 April 18, 2023 There’s More to Come! On Easter Sunday morning, I was praying and reading as I always do. There was an unusually strong sense of the Lord’s presence in my office as I thought about the wonder of His resurrection. In that atmosphere, … Continue reading Update from Pastor Virgil. 4/18/23
Update from Pastor Virgil. 3/16/23
Moving Christians from the pew to the harvest.” Matthew 9:36-38 March 16, 2023 What you do is important! We certainly live in interesting times. News of revival and impending destruction arrive in my inbox almost every day. It’s so easy to get yanked to or fro by each new tidbit of information. In the midst … Continue reading Update from Pastor Virgil. 3/16/23
Update from Pastor Virgil. 2/15/23
Moving Christians from the pew to the harvest.” Matthew 9:36-38 February 16, 2023 Time to re-fire! We had a wonderful time in Hermosillo, Sonora for the annual congreso. The theme of the conference was “Restoring the Altar.” Due to the pandemic and all the craziness in the world, many churches are still recovering. It’s time … Continue reading Update from Pastor Virgil. 2/15/23
What’s the Question?
February 2, 2023 Bring all the tithes into the storehouse, That there may be food in My house, And try Me now in this," Says the LORD of hosts, "If I will not open for you the windows of heaven And pour out for you such blessing That there will not be room enough to … Continue reading What’s the Question?
Grateful for Our Heritage
Building People of Substance for Works of Power Recently, I had the privilege of attending a luncheon for grads of our old Bible school. The speaker was a man I have known ever since we were students. He taught a class that I enjoyed and has since lived a fruitful life of faith. In the … Continue reading Grateful for Our Heritage
We Need Accurate Feedback
Building People of Substance for Works of Power  “Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,  “teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even … Continue reading We Need Accurate Feedback
Sunday Supernaturally: Understanding Good Things
I always thank my God as I remember you in my prayers, because I hear about your love for all his holy people and your faith in the Lord Jesus. I pray that your partnership with us in the faith may be effective in deepening your understanding of every good thing we share for the … Continue reading Sunday Supernaturally: Understanding Good Things
We Need Family
Building People of Substance for Works of Power Not long after we returned to in-person church, I noticed a mother and daughter sitting in the front row before service. The chairs were still spaced for social distancing (it seemed more asocial to me), so they were in an abbreviated 3-seat grouping. The adolescent daughter was … Continue reading We Need Family
Sunday Supernaturally: Wisdom and Revelation
For this reason, because I have heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love toward all the saints, I do not cease to give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers, that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and … Continue reading Sunday Supernaturally: Wisdom and Revelation