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The Importance of a Name – Luke 1:13

Such a day of contrasts it proved to be!  On the one hand, Zacharias was faithfully discharging his duties as priest that day, offering incense upon the altar in the Holy Place at the Temple.  Nothing much seemed different about the day, nothing extraordinary had happened as he carefully did what countless other priests had done for so long.  In fact, for hundreds of years this practice had been maintained by the Levitical priesthood without any audible or visible presence from heaven at all.  These years had been known as the “silent years,” time during which the Lord God had not answered the petitions of the Israelites, whether by the voice of a prophet or by any supernatural manifestation of His presence and power. Read more »


Developing Leaders While Developing Nations

The challenge of today’s worldwide church is to develop leaders who are capable, anointed, and hungry for the revival and church growth God has promised for the end-time. John Maxwell often says, “Everything rises and falls on leadership!” Leadership studies and development are not only valuable but imperative. We need effective leadership to secure the future of the church. Jesus spent three and a half years developing a leadership team capable—with the Spirit’s empowerment—to lead the church. We are called upon to continue the process; each generation preparing the next for what God has in store.  Read more »


Conflict Management: Ministry in Mentorship

Servant-Leaders will face a variety of conflicts and problems in his/her service: everything from plugged toilets and church mice to Sunday School kids in an all-out fist fight and two church leaders in an all-out silent treatment (or visa versa); not to mention one’s personal conflicts in marriage, family, and relationships in and out of the church. It is imperative that God’s people, especially leaders, know how to manage conflict effectively. After all, we still are humans dealing with humans! Where there are people there is conflict. Conflict is an inevitable part of life. Problems aren’t              . They are                                   . They just need to be handled and solved. Read more »