GProCommission

April 23, 2019
courage

Leading With Courage and Compassion

   Mikel Del Rosario Welcome to The Table where we discuss issues of God and culture. I’m Mikel Del Rosario, Cultural Engagement Manager at the Hendricks Center. And today our topic is leading with courage and compassion. I have two guests in the studio today. First guest is Dr. Darrell Bock, Executive Director of Cultural Engagement and Senior Research Professor of New Testament at Dallas Seminary. Welcome, Darrell. Dr. Darrell Bock I’m glad to be here. Mikel Del Rosario Thanks for being one of our expert guests today. Dr. Darrell Bock I’m feeling odd in this chair, but I […]
April 16, 2019
how-to

How to Grow as a Leader as Your Church Grows

There has been a lot written about church growth barriers, what they are, how to break them and get past them. The reality, though, is a church will only grow as much as the leader grows. Every church experiences barriers at different points, but they are usually around the same size: 60, 100, 200, 400, 800, etc. While barriers can happen at other times, these are usually the ones discussed. I was talking to someone the other day about how things change at different times in a church, and it got me thinking about the barriers and what changes at […]
April 11, 2019
Indigenous

From Training Pastors to Indigenous-Led Movements of the Word (Part 3 of 3)

Reshared with kind permission of Leadership Resources International. This is Part Three of an interview with Bill Mills on the history of Leadership Resources. Listen to the interview or read the transcript. Part One: How One Man’s Heart for Discipleship Turned into a Worldwide Movement of Biblical Exposition Part Two: A Church-Focused Missions Organization: Part Two of Interview with Bill Mills Kevin: As you realized you wanted to go deeper with fewer people, what were some of the influences that pushed you to focus on biblical exposition? Bill: That’s a great question. TNT started with our staff in Latin America. They began to […]
April 9, 2019
missions

A Missions Organization Focused on the Church: The Story of Leadership Resources (Part 2 of 3)

Resharing with kind permission from Leadership Resources International. This is Part Two of a series. Read Part One that shares Bill Mills testimony and about the early years of Leadership Resources’ ministry or listen to the complete interview below.  Bill: [Following how God was moving] led to some drastic changes in the nature and direction of our work. We were doing one-to-one discipleship. People were coming to us from all over the place—students from seminaries and Bible schools, housewives, business guys. It was a rich and rewarding ministry. But the more we studied the Scriptures, the more we realized that we were taking […]
April 4, 2019
persecution

Training Pastors Under Persecution: Video Interview

Pastor Daniel Fodorean knows times of persecution first-hand. He also believes that “freedom or not, we can train pastors!” Growing up in Romania, Pastor Daniel chose to follow the Lord Jesus Christ in spite of living under an oppressive political regime that tried to eliminate religion. “Nobody can stop the Church,” he says. “The Church will still serve the Lord no matter the circumstances. Also, when we want to train leaders, no matter if there is freedom or not, we can train leaders.” He admits it was–and will be–hard. In his country, the Secret Police raided training sessions and arrested pastors. […]
April 4, 2019
worldwide

How One Man’s Heart for Discipleship Became a Worldwide Movement of Biblical Exposition: (Part 1 of 3)

Reshared with kind permission of Leadership Resources International. LRI’s Kevin Halloran recently conversed with LRI Founder, Bill Mills, about God’s faithfulness in the ministry of LRI and how He transformed a one-to-one discipleship ministry into a ministry training pastors in over 35 countries. Listen to the audio of our full 45-minute conversation (listen below or with this link) or read the first portion of the transcript. Subscribe to our YouTube channel for future interviews. Kevin Halloran: Bill, the story of LRI, like the story of any organization or any ministry, begins with one person. You didn’t grow up in a Christian home. Can you […]
April 2, 2019
mpg

How is Your Ministry Work MPG?

Reshared with kind permission by Breeze church. What’s the best car you’ve ever owned? Maybe your first car comes to mind. The freedom of leaving your parents’ house and driving on your own! Sure it was rusty and falling apart and left a hole in the ozone above your hometown but…FREEDOM! Maybe you had a sports car that pushed you back in your seat and made your heart race…before kids and the inevitable surrender to the minivan. Or, maybe, like me, you had a car with insanely good gas mileage and every time you filled up your gas tank you […]
March 28, 2019
reproduction

Spiritual Reproduction

In Matthew 28:19 Jesus commands all His followers to “go and make disciples of all nations.” This is the Great Commission and is the sole purpose of the Church. But it is especially important for church leaders. They are not told to go make church members or purely invite people to come to church.  It goes far beyond that.  It means that they will need to invest themselves in the lives of those they witness to for Christ and bring to His altar.  However, they can’t possibly spend enough time with every church member or visitor they encounter. Therefore, they will need to multiply […]
March 21, 2019

Engaging Challenges to Biblical Inerrancy

Reshared with kind permission from the Table podcast.  Transcript further below.  Dr. Darrell Bock Another example of the same kind of thing, I’m concentrating on the Gospels because a lot of times, these are where the problems show up. It is text like Mark 2:1-3, 5, and 6, where we get 5 controversies literally on top of one another, one after another. They follow in sequence almost as if Mark is saying at the beginning of this Gospel, I’m going to lead off by telling you the type of things that got Jesus into trouble and they literally are one after another. […]
March 19, 2019
veteran

2 Critical Characteristics of Veteran Pastors

Reshared with kind permission from Aaron Buer of Breeze Church Recently I found myself in a fascinating conversation with a pastor who is in his 4th decade of ministry and still thriving in his role. How someone survives this long with a heart alive to God and a passion for people and the church is something I’m deeply interested in. I’m guessing you are as well. Two moments in, this conversation shocked me and revealed the character qualities required for such a long and faithful run in ministry. I’m hoping these ideas will be helpful to you. So, here’s what […]