Hurdling the Barriers

Just made Available on Amazon Newly published on Amazon, Hurdling the Barriers covers 12 major barriers to church health. Many of these barriers exist unknowingly in churches and hinder the church’s ministry. This book covers how to identify these barriers, the types of problems they cause, and action steps the local church can take toContinue reading “Hurdling the Barriers”

Ivory Palaces (Psalm 45:8)

“I have glorified thee on the earth: I have finished the work which thou gavest me to do. And now, O Father, glorify thou me with thine own self with the glory which I had with thee before the world was.” (John 17:4–5, KJV 1900) Today is Christmas Eve. When I consider Christmas, I thinkContinue reading “Ivory Palaces (Psalm 45:8)”

Purpose, Mission and Vision

I’ll be starting the devotions on Hebrews tomorrow, but wanted to add this about the church and vision. The other day I was with a few Christians interested in the local church. Somehow, we got into the topic of vision and a vision or mission statement. This discussion prompted me to give my views onContinue reading “Purpose, Mission and Vision”

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”