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Tips for “Back to School” Ministries

The Leadership Portal

Pastor Dale E. Austin                                                                                     John 10:1-10

One of the catchphrases which we hear batted around in our churches in recent years is “Servant Leadership”. Supposedly, it’s leadership based upon the model of Jesus Christ’s life and example, who by his own admission came to serve and not to be served. Unfortunately, for as much as we hear this phrase voiced over and over, I don’t see it being modeled very much among our denominational hierarchy. It reminds me of a conversation which I had with our District Superintendent not long ago, in which he was reflecting upon some of our churches where there is a lot of activity. He noted that a lot may be going on, but he couldn’t help wondering aloud, “is it being done in the name of Jesus Christ, or is it just a country club pretending to be a church?” Continue reading

One Tough Egg

Pastor Dale E. Austin                                                       Matthew 4:1-11

Hi, there.  My name is Brandon Lane Zebub.  I’m in the business of influencing people and helping them to make choices.  Not to brag, but I’m the best in the business.  Continue reading

More good questions as we approach Lent

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