It doesn’t matter what project we want to start, we should make sure we have the appropriate materials assembled and understand the directions before starting. So let’s do some preparation. In this situation, we simply need a clean heart with a right attitude before the Lord. Proverbs 9:10 says that the fear of the Lord … Continue reading Prepare to be AWARE
Statistics regarding the Evangelical Church in terms of The Harvest: The United States currently has the lowest church affiliation records since records started to be kept. 50% of Americans have no church home. Fewer and fewer people consider themselves believers who are plugged into a local church. Every year, 2.7 million church members fall into … Continue reading The AWARE Strategy
For more than three decades, I have planted and pastored vibrant, growing churches from the Midwest and Rocky Mountains to the Pacific Coast. For that, I give all the glory to God. At the foundation of this ministry and its success has been what I have come to call these AWARE principles – a soul-winning … Continue reading AWARE – How to be a soul-winner – Introduction
“I CAN’T WAIT FOR MY NEXT TEST!” I can’t believe my son actually said those words, but he did. It sounds foreign, doesn’t it? It sounds crazy, right? I would not believe it either except I heard it with my own ears. Why would he say that? At 12 years old, he is pursuing a … Continue reading I Can’t Wait for My Next Test
SHE RAN OUT THE DOOR AT FULL SPEED! She should be in the Olympics! Our daughter Lauren was at the pediatrician’s office for a regular visit, which included a round of shots. These were the regular immunizations required for school, important and preventative. When the nurse announced that it was time for the shots, Lauren got … Continue reading You have to see it before you see it
MY SON AUSTIN LOVES LEGOS! He is 12 now and for the last number of years, my son has asked for Legos® for every birthday and Christmas. He loves to build fire stations, city buildings, and superhero hideouts. One time he had his eye on a Lego set that was recommended for kids 12 and up. … Continue reading Dad, I Need your Help.
A few months ago, as I was praying and journaling, the Holy Spirit gave me a message. I wrote furiously as He spoke to me, and when I read what was on the page, it grabbed my heart. He said, “You are my son—I have adopted you. I have chosen you to be mine. I was not … Continue reading You are My Son