Pastoral Development

FAITH IS NOT BLIND!

BY: FRANK TUNSTALL Some critics’ claim Christians believe on blind faith, defined as belief that is not based in historical facts. The God Delusion is a book by Richard Dawkins in which Dawkins says faith opposes reason. He also asserts faith is actually a “delusion.” [A delusion, to Dawkins, is “persistent false belief held in the […]

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BEING A SMALL CHURCH PASTOR ISN’T A PENALTY, IT’S A SPECIALTY

 https://www.christianitytoday.com/karl-vaters/2017/october/small-church-pastor-penalty-specialty.html?paging=off BY: KARL VATERS For years I bucked against the idea that I am a small church pastor. Instead of seeing it as my calling, my heart and my passion, I treated it like it was my penalty for not having the skills to be a big church pastor. So I consumed every church growth […]

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HOW WE GOT OUR BIBLE: CHRISTIAN HISTORY TIMELINE

 http://www.christianitytoday.com/history/issues/issue-43/how-we-got-our-bible-christian-history-timeline.html Have you ever wondered how the Bible has developed through the centuries, so that we today have the Bible in English? Dr. Phillip Comfort does a good job tracing the development of the Bible in this chronology, up to the publication of the King James Bible in 1611. One of the major points of contention that […]

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OVER A MILLION POLES GATHER TO PRAY FOR THEIR COUNTRY; MAINSTREAM MEDIA CALLS IT ISLAMOPHOBIC

constitution.com/million-poles-gather-pray-country-mainstream-media-calls-islamophobic/ By Onan Coca  October 11, 2017 Almost 90% of the people in Poland identify as some denomination of “Christian” with about 87% of the population claiming to be Roman Catholic. So when more than 1 million Polish citizens gathered at the nation’s borders to pray for the future of their country, they were mostly praying as […]

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IRS TAXES PASTOR FOR SALARY HE NEVER RECEIVED

www.utm_source=internal&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=blog&utm_content=irs_taxes_pastor_for_salary_he_never_received_2017_10_05 By: Raul Rivera This time of year we get an abundance of phone calls from pastors who have still not filed taxes or from those who feel they have prepared them incorrectly. Although ministry often requires pastors to “bring things to light,” I am amazed at how many pastors each year leave their taxes […]

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Franklin Graham: Current Events Could be “Biblical Signs before Christ’s Return”

http://www.christianheadlines.com/blog/franklin-graham-current-events-could-be-biblical-signs-before-christ-s-return.html By: Veronica Neffinger | Editor, ChristianHeadlines.com | Wed., Sept. 13, 2017 Evangelist Franklin Graham recently commented on events in the world today, and suggested that they could be signs of the end times and Jesus’ impending return. CBN News reports that Graham, in a Facebook post, wrote, “Wildfires raging on the West Coast. Violent hurricanes, one after […]

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A CALL TO RE-EXAMINE OUR PREACHING AND TEACHING

  By: Frank G. Tunstall George Barna of the American Culture and Faith Institute released a survey back in May that describes the diversity of doctrinal belief in the born-again community in the American church. Born-again believers largely come under the banner of Evangelical Christians. Pentecostals are also included under this umbrella. The United States […]

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MOTHER AND DAUGHTER CHURCH CELEBRATE DAUGHTER’S 10TH YEAR

By: Frank Tunstall River of Life Church (Rev. Richard Goad, Pastor) and daughter congregation, Passion Church (Rev. Steve Ely, Pastor) celebrated Passion Church’s 10th Anniversary in the morning service on August 27. Pastor Richard hosted the joint service, and Rev. Stacy Hilliard was the featured speaker. The morning was a Pentecostal celebration with powerful camp […]

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THE SOUTHERN BAPTIST (RE-)EMERGENCE IN CHURCH PLANTING

ChristianityToday.com/edstetzer/2017/august/southern-baptists-emergence-in-church-planting        Ed Stetzer spoke at the recent IPHC General Conference in Orlando. He says that “Church planting accelerates and advances the kingdom in exponential ways.” We can see much of our own IPHC church planting history in how Dr. Stetzer spells out theirs.- Pastor Frank By: Ed Stetzer In the last few years, Southern […]

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