Entries Categorized as 'Church Health'

Don’t Fool Yourself!

Date October 12, 2017

It happens every day … mostly because we are so generous and loving. We choose to believe someone because of what they say. Then, a few days, weeks, or months later we are bitten by that same person. Their lifestyle didn’t match up to their profession. Or, as I say, “Their possession wasn’t their profession.” Jesus […]

Will We Ever Learn?

Date October 10, 2017

  Have you noticed how many times you have witnessed a divided church, a divided family, a divided workplace? Jesus tells us that there are only TWO bleak futures for such a group … “However, knowing what they were thinking, Yeshua said to them, “Every kingdom divided against itself will be ruined, and every city […]

That Moment When Your Faith’s True Size Is Revealed!

Date May 18, 2017

Have you ever come to an obstacle in life and decide to bail instead of press forward? Perhaps because the path grew unfamiliar and uncomfortable you chose to take the easy wrong instead of the difficult right. Going to a life group or mid-week study was just too much to ask of you and so […]

Transformed #303: Don’t Be Afraid … Only Believe! 

Date February 5, 2017

In our entire ministry, God has sent Melodee and I to churches that were struggling and shrinking because we are people with uncommon faith! We are intimately acquainted with this Jesus who tells grieving fathers, “Do not be afraid; only believe, and she will be made well.” (Luke 8:50) And we have learned a simple principle in our ministry and personal […]

Transformed #287: Focusing on Heaven by Focusing on Tomorrow!

Date March 6, 2016

People lean in the direction of the affection! This truth is the core of today’s episode of the Transformed Podcast. While every church in America is under change right now, many are not doing well as a result of that change. In this powerful call to the American Church, Dr. Matthew Lee Smith reminds us […]

9 Ways to Deal With Church Bullies!

Date December 7, 2015

by Thom Rainer Editor’s Note; Excellent article. Please read!  Second of two parts In my last post in this space, I dealt with the traits of church bullies. In this blog, I will move from descriptive to prescriptive. How do we deal with church bullies? What can we do to prevent such bullying? Here are nine of my […]

Nine Traits of Church Bullies

Date November 30, 2015

by Thom Rainer Editor’s Note; Great article. Please read! First of two parts Church bullies are common in many congregations. Wreaking havoc, stirring up trouble and creating dissension, bullies typically must have an “enemy.” They aren’t happy unless they are fighting a battle. Typically, they tend to maneuver to get an official leadership position in the […]

9 Traits of Church Bullies

Date May 7, 2015

Editor’s Note: This is such an excellent article and such a pervasive problem we are republishing it here in its entirety. If you would like to refer to the original article, you can find it here.  By Thom S. Rainer Church bullies are common in many churches. They wreak havoc and create dissension. They typically […]

Studying James 4:2!

Date May 5, 2015

  Welcome to the Transformed Podcast! Dr. Matthew Smith, director of Eagles In Leadership, continues to teach verse by verse through the book of James, one verse per podcast. These studies were recorded live in his class at Bible Believers Christian College and Seminary in Hawthorne, California. The book of James has been called, “the […]

Dear Churches in America: Prepare to Be Treated Like 1st Century Christians in Rome

Date April 30, 2015

Editor’s Note: It is obvious there is an anti-Christian movement moving through the nation at this time. While we do not know what the Lord of the Church has in mind, it is imperative for its leaders, local and global, to always be preparing their flocks for those changes. Wallace Henley has written about a future […]

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