The Barrier of Poor Stewardship

This is an excerpt from the final chapter of the book upon which I have been working titled, “Hurdling the Barriers – Overcoming the 12 largest barriers to church health and growth.” I am currently working on the second draft and should be working on publishing soon thereafter. “lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven,Continue reading “The Barrier of Poor Stewardship”

Hurdling the Barrier of Lost Vision

This is the introduction from the book, “Hurdling the Barriers – Overcoming the 12 largest barriers to church health and growth.” I will soon finish working on the second draft and then publishing. “Where there is no vision, the people are unrestrained” (Proverbs 29:18, NASB95) Years ago, while I was working for a company inContinue reading “Hurdling the Barrier of Lost Vision”

Hurdling the Barrier of the Flesh

For those who have been following my progress on the book, “Hurdling the Barriers, Overcoming the 12 largest barriers to church health and growth.” upon which I have been working, I am pleased to announce that I have completed the first draft. The manuscript is 282 pages long and 97,835 words. I hope to completeContinue reading “Hurdling the Barrier of the Flesh”

The Barrier of Insufficient Participation

Here is an overview of chapter 9 in the book, Hurdling the Barriers. “For as in one body we have many members, and the members do not all have the same function, so we, though many, are one body in Christ, and individually members one of another.” (Romans 12:4–5, ESV) When I was a boy,Continue reading “The Barrier of Insufficient Participation”

The Barrier of Insufficient Participation

Here is a synopsis of chapter 9 in the book, “Hurdling the Barriers” to church health and growth. “For as in one body we have many members, and the members do not all have the same function, so we, though many, are one body in Christ, and individually members one of another.” (Romans 12:4–5, ESV)Continue reading “The Barrier of Insufficient Participation”

The Barrier of Insufficient Leadership

This is a synopsis of a chapter in the book, “Hurdling the Barriers” to church health and growth. I am making progress on the writing and hope to be done in a month. “But not so with you. Rather, let the greatest among you become as the youngest, and the leader as one who serves.”Continue reading “The Barrier of Insufficient Leadership”

Barrier of Lost Love for Others

It has been a while since I sent out a synopsis of some of the chapters in the book I am working on, “Hurdling the Barriers” to church health and growth. As i was going back to see where I left off, I realized that I had missed one of the most important barriers thatContinue reading “Barrier of Lost Love for Others”

The Barrier of Impurity

This is an excerpt from chapter seven in the book, “Hurdling the Barriers” to Church Health. “Take away the dross from the silver, and the smith has material for a vessel;” (Proverbs 25:4, ESV) As a pastor, I have ministered to many people who have struggled with cancer. I am sure that everyone of usContinue reading “The Barrier of Impurity”

Hurdling the Barrier of Missed Truth.

Each week I promised to present a synopsis of the book, “Hurdling the Barriers” – to church health. I usually post these on Saturday, however, the internet service was down and we just got it back. This is the introduction from chapter six, which deals with the barrier of “Missed Truth.” “But as for you,Continue reading “Hurdling the Barrier of Missed Truth.”

The barriers to making disciples

“Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.” (Matthew 28:19–20, ESV) Chapter 5 of theContinue reading “The barriers to making disciples”