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Misquoted

You have the right to remain silent—anything you say will be misquoted, then used against you.

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Equip

This entry is part 3 of 4 in the series Church on Fire

Equipping is empowerment…being equipped means you have the power to do something. When we look at the Church of Acts we discover that the believers walked in the understanding that God equipped them for what He called them too and that He gifted the church with leaders to prepare them (or “perfect”) them for acts of service (that is using the giftings, abilities God had equipped them with) in the kingdom. The church today must regain this concept of being a place where people discover how God has equipped them for ministry and then are prepared, encouraged, and released into their calling (which is an ongoing process)… Continue reading

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Unplugged Volunteers

“Perhaps the only thing worse than losing volunteers is when a volunteer in your ministry unplugs from his or her relationship with God and stays involved in your ministry.” – Bill Allison, Recruiting, Motivating & Retaining Volunteers in the Church

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Position: Playing Where it Counts

This entry is part 3 of 7 in the series The Coach in Your Corner

The Holy Spirit?s work as Coach is to place you where you will best optimize the team objective. It?s the Spirit who recruits and gifts you. It?s the Spirit who has placed you in the body, wherever you?ve come from, Jew or Greek, slave or free, for a specific purpose and to play a specific position in the divine plan.If you assume that all we?re talking about here is who will teach the junior high students, or who?ll be an usher, you?re making a profound mistake and missing a powerful point. God has a game plan for accomplishing His greater vision and purposes through His body, the Church. Wherever we happen to find ourselves, we?re never a lone ranger, or playing a solo sport. We always operate as part of something bigger. We?re on team Jesus, part of the body of Christ, the Church. Continue reading

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Defrosting Your Spiritual Assets

This entry is part 3 of 4 in the series Improving Your Serve

The whole topic of spiritual gifts has been a battleground for many years, going back to the church at Corinth. This tension can result from an overemphasis on certain gifts, or it can come because we like to pick fights with those who are wired differently than we are. Continue reading

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