Loren Gjesdal

leadership

Leadership Context: Are You a Leader in the Church?

To formally equip local church leaders, Artios Christian College offers LEA 321, Leadership in the Church of God (Seventh Day).

Gospel Image

My wife and I recently attended a wedding on the bank of a lake overshadowed by steep mountain slopes. The sky, water, and trees provided a gorgeous backdrop. God’s handiwork was the primary decoration, and He did a fabulous job! As we waited to sign the guest book, we were directed to another line where […]

born to lead

Born to Lead

Because following Jesus is exactly what it means to be a Christian, every believer is called to be a leader!

Do you speak the language?

Do You Speak the Language?

We need to be able to speak the language, to have at least a cursory insight into the worldviews of those we are likely to encounter.

Living Jesus

Living Jesus

A mind-boggling truth of the Christian faith is, followers of Jesus are to be the incarnation of Jesus, the Living Jesus in the world today!

Why Get Off the Couch?

Why Get Off the Couch and Go to Church?

Are you off the couch yet? Are you ready to be a part of calling the Church of God to be part of a “Priesthood of All Believers”?

Rethinking Kingdom Expectations

“The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand. Repent, and believe in the gospel” (Mark 1:15). With these words, Mark’s Gospel inaugurates the ministry of Jesus. They carried tremendous impact in His day, and they should in ours as well. Jesus spoke into a time of heightened expectation. John the Baptist had shattered […]

When and Where is the Kingdom?

Where and When is the Kingdom?

There is a kingdom that is and is yet to come. We are saved and included in that kingdom only by the grace of the delay.

Who cares about theology?

Who Cares About Theology?

We must not grow weary of the pursuit of truth. Theology is nothing less than the pursuit of knowing God Himself.

make disciples

Evangelism and Discipleship: Jesus is Not A Used Car

The great commission is to make disciples, not converts, and so our evangelistic methods should be in keeping with our goal.