How to Become a Great Bible Teacher 

How to Become a Great Bible Teacher 

Please Read: 1 Tim 1:1-17 NIV 1. Know that you are called. (v. 1) It’s not surprising that after a major disappointment, we might be tested. The enemy wants to challenge our calling. So how do we help ourselves and others during these times of testing? Luke 4 offers a good answer to this question. Go to the Word (try journaling!). Reading God’s Word will …

Right Attitudes in the Middle of a Pandemic

Right Attitudes in the Middle of a Pandemic

How do we fight attitudes that take away happiness?   ‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭23:19 NLT‬‬ My child, listen and be wise: Keep your heart on the right course.   Sometimes we have to fight to keep our hearts on the right track. We have to fight the flood of wrong voices that will try to invade our hearts and minds, and listen to God’s voice to help …


Delegation: Releasing the Next Generation

Delegation: Releasing the next generation

“You have heard me teach things that have been confirmed by many reliable witnesses. Now teach these truths to other trustworthy people who will be able to pass them on to others.” 2 Timothy 2:2 NLT   Multiplying Leaders The most effective way to multiply leaders is to identify reliable people and bring them closer to you to: engage, train, and encourage them, and give …

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 towards when leading, let’s have …


Dear Young Pastor

Dear Young Pastor, Tokyo

I have always been a big believer that one of the greatest roles of an experienced or older pastor is to empower young pastors and leaders. In this blog we are going to look at 4 simple things Paul, an older pastor, imparted to Timothy, a young pastor. 2 Tim 4:5 (NIV) 5 But you, keep your head in all situations, endure hardship, do the …


Discipling with Joy!

Discipling with joy! & jumping with

Jesus was the ultimate disciple maker! If we want to fulfill his command to go make disciples of all nations we should always look to him. In Luke 10, Jesus sent out 72 disciples to go ahead to the towns where Jesus was to go. They came back filled with joy and rejoicing at all the miracles they saw. In verse 21 it talks about …


Disciple With Joy

Disciple with joy

Discipleship sometimes has a bad name. Or a no name. It’s ignored or disliked. Why? Here are some reasons I’ve heard:- ‘Too much hard work.’ ‘It’s unfruitful in the short term’ ‘There have been some very bad models.’ ‘There’s no joy in it.’ But … Jesus was the best discipler. And he told us all ‘go and make disciples’ (Mat 28:19) And he discipled with …

2 Things

What makes heaven excited

What makes heaven excited? What gets Jesus really rejoicing? 2 things. 1. Seeing people decide to follow Jesus . (Luke 15:7) In the same way, there is more joy in heaven over one lost sinner who repents and returns to God than over ninety-nine others who are righteous and haven’t strayed away! -All of heaven rejoiced at one person changing and following Jesus -A huge …