How Does Prayer Transform You? Part 2

How Does Prayer Transform You? Part 2

Through prayer we can enter a deep and intimate relationship with our abba father, we can share his heart and work.

How Does Prayer Transform You, Part 1

How Does Prayer Transform You? Part 1

Prayer is the interactive work of the Word, Holy Spirit and human intellect that God uses to build a relationship between himself and you.

Reading Your Bible

How Can I Be More Consistent in Reading the Bible Every Day?

My prayer is that you would consider these ideas, especially if you are struggling to be consistent in your daily Bible reading.

How Do You Make the Most of Life’s Second Half?

How Do You Make the Most of Life’s Second Half?

For those still searching, check this out and make the most of life’s second half: Half Time: Moving from Success to Significance.

Why Should Christian Women in Serve in Leadership Roles?

What does scripture say about women leading in the church?

Christian women serve in leadership roles because of their calling, leading with their gifts, and through their roles as wives and mothers.

For Those Who Grieve

For Those Who Grieve

Reflections on the passing of David Ross and words of encouragement to Makayla, her girls, and the Artios Community

Becoming a Better Christian Leader

Becoming a Better Christian Leader: My Experience as an Artios Student

Do you feel called and want to be a leader and serve your local church and community? Artios Christian College will help you succeed!

Building Beautiful Churches for Jesus

Building Beautiful Churches for Jesus

Jesus is building His church; let us rise and build churches that are agents of transformation, all for love’s sake, at such a time as this.

Why Character Trumps Competence

Why Character Trumps Competence

In these moments we’re reminded that while some leaders lack competence, everyone has character. The real issue is, what kind of character?

Why We Need Administration in Church Ministries

Why We Need Administration in Church Ministries

Effective administration in each ministry means that the church’s ministries are working together for the edification of the church body.

Prayer is unity

How Does Prayer Connect Us to God? Part 3

Prayer is one of the most intimate forms of worship in which we open our hearts to God, to be able to grow and mature in the faith.

Prayer is a gift

How Does Prayer Connect Us to God? Part 2

Prayer is a gift that allows leaders to come before God while God renews their mind and transforms them to be good and acceptable before God.

Prayer Connecting Us to God

How Does Prayer Connect Us to God?

How does prayer connect us to God? Prayer is how we communicate with God and how He in return communicates back to us.

5 Reasons the Church Needs Administration

5 REASONS THE CHURCH NEEDS ADMINISTRATION

When done right, church administration is essential for accomplishing the heart of any effective church ministry—equipping discipleship.

Like a Rock

Like a Rock: A Classic Example in Character Formation

Jesus chipped away at Peter to make a re-shaped disciple, every bit the opposite of what he was when Jesus first met him, firm like a rock!

Everyone's a theologian

Everyone’s a Theologian!

An accurate understanding of God is essential to loving and serving Him well. Reading and studying the Bible makes you a theologian.

What is the Gospel?

What is the Gospel?

What is the gospel? Before I answer that, we need to understand that many people answer the question with much excess baggage.

7 Questions to Ask Yourself Before You Leave Your Church

As someone who left my church but later returned, I suggest asking yourself these 7 questions before deciding to leave your church.

5 Reasons I Came Back to the Church

I came back to the church because God forgives and people prayed for me. I learned to forgive myself and others.

5 Reasons I Left the Church

Are you concerned over the number of young adults who no longer attend church? Here are 5 Reasons I left the church.

Resolved! Making New Year Resolutions

Resolved! Making New Year Resolutions

Looking for a different and more effective approach to making New Year resolutions? You’ve come to the right place.  Making New Year resolutions isn’t nearly as difficult as keeping them. Most of our “resolves” typically fall by the wayside just days into the New Year! As one wag observed, “Resolutions go in one year and […]

Love each other

Are We Loving Each Other?

Actively love each other. Remember that your church family are members of the body of Christ, just as you are a member of the body of Christ.

Pouring into others

Pouring into Others – The Enduring Impact

Pouring into others or investing in them is never a losing proposition; challenge those whom you pour into to order their lives accordingly.

Is peace lost or missing among us today?

Is Peace Lost or Missing Among Us Today?

Is peace lost or missing among us today? Your desire is for relationship. Your desire is to restore and renew relationship.

essentials of vibrant leadership

What are the Essentials of Spiritual Leadership?

Our model for spiritual leadership is Jesus. Seeing Him not only as Savior but as the full expression of the Father, we follow His example.

Leadership Lessons from Esther

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: Leadership Lessons from Esther

Esther emerges as one of the greatest leaders of God’s people, exercising leadership on a greater geographical scale other biblical leaders.

Biblical interpretation

How Do You Learn Proper Biblical Interpretation?

Have you heard or read something about what is in the Bible and wondered, “Is that really right?” How do you learn Biblical interpretation?

ACTIVE prayer

6 Elements of ACTIVE Prayer

ACTIVE prayer is helping me. It has kept me focused so that my mind doesn’t so easily wander. This has greatly improved my time with the Lord.

definition of character

What is the Definition of Character?

That’s why we only reproduce who we are, and why what some people are, speaks so loudly that it is difficult to hear what they’re saying. And that’s why character is foundational to genuine and effective leadership.

Leading and Managing

Leading and Managing: What’s The Difference?

(Excerpt borrowed with permission from the Southwest District Superintendent’s Blog) Are you acting in the roles of leadership and/or management? Last week, in discussion with SWD HOPE Ministry Co-Director David Burrell, we remarked to one another how launching into a project, even in turbulent circumstances when the way was still being charted, was not a […]

mental health and the church

Mental Health and the Church: S.O.S

Mental Health and the Church: Save Our Slighted This is an urgent call to all leaders within the General Conference of the Church of God (Seventh Day). There is a segment of our brethren (in, and outside of our denomination) that is being underserved, and if we are to call ourselves Christians, we must make […]

Is God still in control

Is God Still in Control?

I am not sure what God considers the last days, but to me, it sure seems that we are approaching those days rather quickly. As I read 2 Timothy 3:1-5, it appears that the Apostle Paul is describing our time: But realize this, that in the last days difficult times will come. 2 For men […]

In Search of Character

In Search of Character

Character Formation To set the stage for this article, it is necessary to reveal something of my dark past: I once got into trouble in high school! It was an incident involving my entire homeroom class. The teacher didn’t show up, and we kids seized the opportunity to goof off. Apparently, it was noisy enough […]