Stay Out of the Ditch!

“Therefore be imitators of God as dear children” (Ephesians 5:1). At Faith Bible Training Center we have several classes that are designed for ministers only. In these classes we have seasoned ministers and ministers who are just starting their ministry careers. Over the years, one thing I have noticed is that most young ministers fallContinue reading “Stay Out of the Ditch!”

Do We Really Need Preachers?

What is the purpose of the ministry gifts? “And He Himself gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers, for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ” (Ephesians 4:11-12). Years ago I was attending a Bible study atContinue reading “Do We Really Need Preachers?”

Ministering in the Glory (A Message to Ministers)

Chavod is the Hebrew word for glory and that means weightiness (which is substantial or heavy), glory, honor, splendor, power, wealth, authority, magnificence, fame, dignity, riches, and excellency. Chavod is God’s glory. It is not only His honor, renown, and majesty, but also His visible splendor, which filled Solomon’s temple and is filling the earthContinue reading “Ministering in the Glory (A Message to Ministers)”

The Key to Success in the Ministry

Ecclesiastes 3:1 says, “To everything there is a season, a time for every purpose under heaven.” God has a plan for your life and God knows more about your life than you do. Over the years as a minister, I have counseled with hundreds of people planning for the ministry. It’s amazing to me thatContinue reading “The Key to Success in the Ministry”