We have some of the most wonderful faculty members here at Kingswood! I’ll be featuring each of them over the coming months. I, Rebecca (marketing coordinator), sat down with Dr. Elliott to ask him some “groovy” (as he called them) questions.
The Person’s Call to Church Planting To paraphrase Nelson Searcy, ‘’Successful church starts begin with a personal calling, rather than a personal choice.”[i] While Searcy may be slightly overstating his case, the thrust of his statement is entirely accurate – church planters need to be convinced God has called them to church planting ministry. Perhaps
Brent Dongell Program Director of Youth Ministry, Director of PULSE Professor Dongell is creating a short video each month that will help equip pastors who work with teens. Youth leaders can sign up for his videos. They will be sent out monthly via email. Watch his first video, Keeping our Youth During Major Transitions. If
Last month Kingswood University held the Growing Healthy Churches conference with speaker Dr. Paul Borden. Over 115 pastors, lay church leaders, ministerial students, and educators gained practical insights for casting vision and creating a sense of mission within the local church. Dr. Borden is on staff with Growing Healthy Churches and author of Hit the Bullseye,
Although many would have us believe that the word ‘church’ is only used in the Bible in the context of and to describe the universal body of believers, the fact is the Bible REPEATEDLY uses the word ‘church’ to describe specific, individual and distinct locations/places where small groups of Christians meet regularly for worship, etc.
Many years ago I came across this insight. Jesus is the good shepherd (John 10:11) and the good shepherd will sometimes ‘MAKE‘ his sheep lie down in green pastures (Ps. 23:2). A Jewish rabbi in Ottawa once told me that the Hebrew word for ‘make lie down’ is the word for ‘shove or force down’.
Thursday, 29 January 2015 by Stephen Elliott
I am unapologetically a fan of Church Health, Growth and Leadership books, conferences and ministry practices. I love to see the Church of Jesus Christ thriving and making a difference for good and for God in this world. I love to see and hear the stories of ‘Hell being depopulated’ as my friend Denn Guptill
Sincere children of God are interested in being aligned with God’s will for their life. But does this mean that we find and walk in His perfect will, and any and all other options are inconsistent with His will for our lives. There may be Bible passages which suggest this, such as: Ezekiel 3:16-18 or
Almost all Christian leaders, as some point in their ministry life will find themselves leaving a ministry role, either through their own choice, or through the choice of the organization. In a recently conversation with a graduate of Kingswood University, I told them there are 2 critically important moments in the life of a pastor which