Has the church “lost its savor” and failed to “shine the light” by intertwining with the culture? Both the Sermon on the Mount and the zeal with which early Christians pursued its tenets provide modern Christians a resounding example and challenge to examine if the culture has too significantly shaped the church.
The call to serve both God and country as a military chaplain is the call to pastor and evangelize beyond the traditional settings of church ministry.
Competent ministers will develop proficiency in pedagogy in order to construct a teaching-learning milieu that provides various courses of action to achieve life-changing discipleship and promotes ascendance into a state of Christ-like living.
The most knowledgeable minister must progress in their proficiency by obtaining spiritual competencies to nurture and sustain every aspect of his ministry. The foremost spiritual competency is appreciating the love of God. Jesus Christ explained that the greatest commandment is to love God, and the second greatest commandment is to love one’s neighbor as oneself…
The demands upon ministers of 21st Century churches have never before been so diverse. In light of the demanding activities ministers must gain and maintain proficiency in several major areas of ministry. Ministers must cultivate scholastic, spiritual, and practical competencies in order to care for the needs of God’s people.
Authentic, transparent following of Christ must become the norm and standard for our lives. By God’s grace we can experience radical transformation of our lives to authentically bring glory to God through Jesus Christ.
Through the support of the local church, competent counselors, and compassionate Christians, those who have experienced trauma and its enduring effects may be able to learn to cope and find relief from their pain.
Silence on the topic of mental illness stigmatizes those who struggle with its challenges. Jesus calls on the church to enter into the sufferings of His people and compassionately aid them in their quest for peace in Christ.
To forgive others is to portray an understanding of God’s love: forgiving others as God has forgiven oneself is the ultimate motivation for reconciliation.
The heart of God is to heal the brokenhearted and to bind up the wounds of those living in dysfunction. He wants to help your family break the sinful patterns you’ve acquired to help you see God’s grace throughout your family life.
The search for meaning, purpose, and identity can cause inner turmoil for many people, including Christians. Those who appropriate the truth of their identity “in Christ” are liberated to experience the life-giving grace that resolves any crisis and conflict of personal identity.