Continuing the Legacy and Influence of Francis Schaeffer with New Research
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Be the Catalysts for Transformational Lives! Ephesians 5:8-20

Our task in the church is to proclaim Christ as Lord, His character, righteousness, peace, and joy, all by the Holy Spirit.

 

Submit to Christ! Ephesians 5:21-33

Why do we do church? Please a personality? Hear a sound bite? Take in the latest fad? No. We worship Christ as Lord.

 

Build Christian Values! Ephesians 6:1-9

Love, Lead, Offer, Value and Equip.  Commit to building Christian values and principles that show Christ's value…>

 

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 many hours a week do full-time pastors work? 54% more than 55, 18% more than 70 hours a week!   

Although we see improvement in how much time in a week that pastors work, they are still way over taxed in stress and work hours. This is an area that needs attention. The families are not seeing needed quality time, and churches do not get their best by overwork.

 

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

Biblical Stewardship
Stewardship Part II Are you giving what's right, or what's left? In my experiences and observations, I have observed, with sadness, that most people in evangelical circles do not see stewardship as important. A common response to the subject of stewardship is that all we need to have is a good heart, or be sincere in our faith. Our money, and how we manage life is irrelevant. But, is this true? Is God only concerned with our heart? If so, what does that mean? Well, when you read the Bible, you can see that it has a totally different definition of stewardship than what is popular in the church today! (1/15/2008)

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Effective Leadership

Effective Leadership

Be Strong in the Lord! Ephesians 6:10-17
Key point: We must make sure our value system is based on God's true Truth! Be on guard against building on the shifting sands and lies of the culture and the world! We are to be the influencers of culture, not the receivers. This is where the church is weak and prone to attack. (Isaiah 54:17; Ephesians 6:10-18) (9/20/2016)

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Discipleship

Discipleship

The Reality of Hell!
Have you ever wondered what we are being saved from? This is not a pleasant, happy subject, but, nonetheless, it is extremely important for those whose call it is to help save the lost. We are saved, by Christ, from God's wrath and an eternity in Hell! But, what is Hell? (2/27/2008)

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Bible Research

Bible Research

Greetings to the Seven Churches!
Revelation 1: 1-8 (2/12/2008)

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