THE “END TIME REVIVAL” SUNDAY SCHOOL CONTEST

THE “END TIME REVIVAL” SUNDAY SCHOOL CONTEST

Sunday School Superintendent Responsibilities Note – All plans and decisions must be discussed and approved by your pastor. Make up a total church member list. Only those who come to church regularly should be listed. All members that attend should be included. Have typed copies made for each team captain. Give team captains a chance to look these over before your…

SEVEN CHARACTERISTICS OF EFFECTIVE LEADERS  EPHESIANS. 4:11

SEVEN CHARACTERISTICS OF EFFECTIVE LEADERS EPHESIANS. 4:11

BY BRO. T. W. MASSENGALE A Passion To Learn a. From God’s Word b. From Life c. From Great Men d. From People e. From Books Respect & Value Spiritual Authority a. Types of Power Force Manipulation Persuasion Authority Coercive Authority Induced Authority Legitimate Authority Competent Authority Personal Authority NOTE: Spiritual authority is a by-product, not a goal! A Dynamic Ministry…

MANAGEMENT: THE MONTHLY PLANNING COUNCIL

MANAGEMENT: THE MONTHLY PLANNING COUNCIL

Thus far we have explained in detail the first two aspects of the Four Part Planning System: the Plan-Development Stage (Annual Planning Retreat) and the Plan-Organization Stage (Departmental One-Year Plan). But now we come to the third, and in my opinion, one of the most important steps: The “Plan-Implementation Stage,” or where we make all these lofty dreams, plans, and goals…

Deaf Ministry Evangelism

Deaf Ministry Evangelism

Within any town or city in the USA you will find a unique culture that hungers for recognition and acceptance. Thankfully, many churches across America have answered the call of God to reach into this distinctive community with the message of new birth salvation. Every church should sincerely ask God if a deaf evangelism ministry is something that they should embrace.…

Holy Boldness

Holy Boldness

The late Kenneth Haney believed strongly in evangelism. I remember him expounding upon the need for “holy boldness,” which he defined as “the strength and courage to witness (i.e. to share your personal testimony with an acquaintance, co-worker or stranger) and invite them to church or ask them for a home Bible study.” Elder Haney believed the foundation of church growth…

Is it harder for a small church to grow?

Is it harder for a small church to grow?

A pastor must make a concerted effort to resist the “small-church syndrome” which tends to include a defeatist attitude. Small church pastors often look at larger churches and sing the “if I only had” song: “If I only had a building like that, the leaders he has, all those saints to organize, the money coming in…” and that’s only the first…

Know Your Numbers

Know Your Numbers

Know Your Numbers Some say numbers are boring. However, without numbers we would never have known critical information in the Bible: 120 in the Upper Room, 3,000 new converts. Suffice it to say, God thinks numbers are important. There are some key numbers you need to know if you desire to grow. Over time, they provide a critical evaluation tool for…

Summertime Evangelistic Efforts

Summertime Evangelistic Efforts

Summer weather will soon be upon us. It’s time to plan various evangelism events to bring in visitors.  Remember that visitors are your absolute best prospects – 100% of your new converts come from your church guests. Therefore, the importance of guest follow-up must be stressed: only about 5% receive the Holy Ghost the first time they come, so your growth…