Continuing the Legacy and Influence of Francis Schaeffer with New Research
and Findings. Equipping Pastors, Churches and You!

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Focus on Christ! Ephesians 1: 3-6

Christ is to be our prime focus--first, foremost, over anything or anyone else.

 

Know Grace! Ephesians 1:7-10

Now that we know what God has lavished upon us, what do we do as a church leader to model that to those around us?

 

People's Lives Matter! Ephesians 1:11-14

We are called to be agents of reconciliation to a world that is dying to sin! We are to proclaim that people's lives matter.

 

Paul's Guide to Leading and Managing a Church

Introduction to the 'Effective Leadership from Ephesians' series. A Look at some of the calls and precepts from Paul's in Ephesians applied to leading and managing a church.

 

See the entire series here: /Leadership-from-Ephesians

Research Highlights

 

Statistics on Pastors: 2016 Update

Research on the Happenings in Pastors' Personal and Church Lives.

So, what is going on with today's servants of the Church?

Since first studying pastors in the late 80's, we are seeing significant shifts in the last 20 years on how pastors view their calling and how churches treat them.

 

How much time do pastors spend in prayer daily? 50% more than an hour a day!

The effectiveness of a pastor and a church is laid upon the foundation that holds it all up, our Lord and our then our communication with Him is prayer. We used this question to assess the pastors and churches shared spiritual condition. The ministry starts and rests on the spiritual condition of the leaders, their devotion to Christ, and what flows from that devotion. For ministry to be blessed and effective, we must be in healthy relationships with our Lord and with one another in communication and accountability. We must not be independent of ourselves, but dependent on our Lord Jesus Christ and to one another.

The pastor cannot have an effective ministry unless prayer is the focal point! We cannot meet the approval of God without prayer! How can we receive His blessings when we leave God out of the loop? If we never bother with God, ourselves, then how can we serve Him and lead others in His direction?

 

PDF Report with graphs and insights:

http://files.stablerack.com/webfiles/71795/pastorsstatWP2016.pdf

News

 

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Scripture of the Day

 

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Leading the Church

Leading the Church

Righteousness
Righteousness is defined as conformity to God's Law, both from our heart and deeds, inside and outside. Faith is the instrument for Righteousness but not the cause. Christ is the cause. (3/7/2008)

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Effective Leadership

Effective Leadership

Handling Temptations
Matthew 4:1-11, Satan pulls out all of his efforts and abilities in a futile attempt to convince... (1/30/2008)

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Discipleship

Discipleship

The Character of Integrity
Will produce honor, truth, and reliability. (1/29/2008)

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Bible Research

Bible Research

Jesus is Coming!
Revelation 22:7-20 (2/12/2008)

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