Serve the Lord with Gladness

One of my life scriptures is Psalm 100:2. It says, “Serve the Lord with gladness; Come before His presence with singing.” One of the greatest things you can do at Church is turn up happy. It doesn’t say serve the Lord with “sadness” or “madness,” but it says to turn up with, “gladness.” I’ve learned you can become cheerful very …

Rod PlummerServe the Lord with Gladness

6 Steps To Becoming A Great Teacher

We have many wonderful Lifegroup leaders in our Church. If you want to be a better Lifegroup leader, then you need to become a better teacher. Teaching is a great skill that will help you grow in leadership – whether at Church or in business. Here are 6 quick steps to becoming a great teacher: 1. Get Excited You need …

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Love the Soil

I love living in Tokyo. It’s an amazing city and has even more amazing people in it! In the last 14 years, I’ve seen an increasing number of buildings, both large and small, make use of the limited space in this city of 40 million people, a city renowned for being the largest on earth. Occasionally, one might come upon …

Rod PlummerLove the Soil

Building God’s Kingdom With Faith and Finance

Recently I spoke at a monthly event we do through our Church called Kingdom Builders. Kingdom Builders is a ministry for people who are passionate about building God’s kingdom through finances. We gather to give to different areas of need across the church and missions. This last year across Lifehouse we have given over 12 million yen (~$120,000) to the …

Rod PlummerBuilding God’s Kingdom With Faith and Finance

Some Great Churches and Pastor Friends in Japan

You may have heard Japan has the lowest percentage of Christians in the world at about 0.5%. That is true, and this is why we are here! In the 13 years since we started Lifehouse in Tokyo we have planted 20 churches, 14 of these are in Japan, and combined we reach almost 4000 people on a weekly basis. But …

Rod PlummerSome Great Churches and Pastor Friends in Japan

Praise, Prayer, Praise

I always looked forward to returning home from a ministry trip. My little boys would leap at me with joy the moment I opened the front door. They would yell excitedly “Daddy, daddy, daddy!”, accompanied with hugs and kisses. Then they would ask me, “Did you get a present for us?” I would rummage around in my suitcase, as my …

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Who is Lifehouse Church?

Who is Lifehouse Church? Lifehouse church started in 2002 from the Assemblies of God churches (AOG) Australia and by the Australian Christian Churches International. This group of churches in Australia is now called Australian Christians Churches (ACC). There are now over 1,000 churches in our movement in Australia. All our Lifehouse pastors are accredited with ACC. We are a regular Protestant church, adhering to the Nicene Creed, as well as the ACC statement of …

Rod PlummerWho is Lifehouse Church?

Empowering and Releasing Leaders

We all want and need more leaders at our Churches. But how do we teach and encourage more people to lead? As we look at the different areas in Church through the lens of “are we empowering leaders” and “are we making it easy for people to lead” we can see areas of improvement. There are 4 areas we tend …

Rod PlummerEmpowering and Releasing Leaders