How to Grow and Serve Effectively According to Timothy and Paul

As leaders we cannot successfully walk through ministry alone. We must be connected to people who are ahead of us in the journey, people who are right behind us, and people who are walking alongside us. How to Grow and Serve Effectively According to Timothy and Paul Paul described this kind of multigenerational mentoring relationship… Read More

Pastors Satisfied With Discipleship Efforts, But Acknowledge Room for Growth

Most Protestant pastors feel confident about the discipleship taking place in their churches, however, there’s still plenty of room for growth, according to a new study from Nashville-based LifeWay Research. Nearly two-thirds (65%) say they are satisfied with the state of discipleship and spiritual formation in their local church, while 78% indicate there’s room for… Read More

10 Ways to Shepherd Your Church from the Pulpit this Weekend

Some of my students hear “shepherding,” and they think of pastoral care like hospital visitation, crisis counseling, and one-on-one discipleship. They don’t often think about shepherding from the pulpit; in fact, they practically separate shepherding from the preaching event. I’m convinced, though, that we can shepherd from the pulpit. Here are some ways to do… Read More

The Christian’s Mountaintop Experience

The Christian’s Mountaintop Experience
By now, it’s a Christian cliché: the mountaintop experience. For Christians, it seems that anything from a relaxing woods retreat to a Mountain-Dew-induced sugar-high at a youth conference can gain the mountaintop moniker. As Christians, we long for experiences of the transcendent that we believe will forever change our perspective on life. We long for the mountaintop. But… Read More

Biography of Bishop David O. Oyedepo

David O. Oyedepo (born September 27, 1954) is a Nigerian preacher, Christian author, businessman, architect and the founder and presiding Bishop of the megachurch Faith Tabernacle in Ota, Ogun State, Nigeria, and Living Faith Church Worldwide, also known as Winners' Chapel International. The Winners' Chapel International network of churches is located in over 300 cities, in all states of Nigeria, and… Read More