Upcoming MinistryLift Conferences

Discerning Vision and Developing a Strategic Plan for Your Ministry (Friday, January 23, 2015)

This training event is designed for ministry leadership teams, staff teams and boards. Participants will learn effective approaches to discerning God's vision for a ministry and developing a plan for making that vision a reality. More info and registration will be available soon!

 

 

Engaging in Life-changing Evangelism and Discipleship (Friday and Saturday, February 27-28, 2015) 

We believe that this two-day event will help any Christian strengthen their evangelistic and disciple-making efforts. We are also looking at tracks designed to help church leaders change the DNA of their church and to develop missional small groups. More info and registration will be available soon!

God Moving Hearts

If God brings you to it, he will bring you through itThe Israelites languished in captivity until the day when God moved the heart of their captor king, the mighty King Cyrus of Persia (Ezra 1). At the Lord’s prompting, Cyrus proclaimed that the Israelites could return to Jerusalem to rebuild the temple. Not only did God move the king’s heart, he also stirred the hearts of some of the Jews to seize this amazing opportunity.

God_Answers_Prayer

Man holding stomach with quote, "It felt like someone was twisting a knife in my stomach."I was lying in a Filipino hospital with excruciating pain. It felt like someone was twisting a knife in my stomach. The doctor’s first priority was to rehydrate me, as I had gone through a serious bout of dysentery. They did a series of tests, but could not determine the cause of my pain. After a day, the pain went away.

God's Power in and through Imperfect Instruments

Clay jar with the verse from 2 Corinthians 4:7As a young camp counsellor, I had strong opinions about what constituted a good camp speaker. When Mr. B stood up to speak at the start of camp, I just knew we were in trouble. Yet, God used this imperfect instrument in an incredible way to reach into the hearts of many that week, including myself.

Leading Unethically

Man climbing ladder of successI’m sure we can all think of leaders who acted unethically. Many leaders justify their actions by believing that their position places them above ethical constraints. They consciously or unconsciously assume that the same rules do not apply to them. In 1 Sam. 22, Saul does the unthinkable.

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Tackling the Giants

Big sumo wrestler and a little one (Dave and Goliath)It’s a classic story of the little guy taking on the big guy and winning (1 Sam. 17). Obviously, David was skilled with his sling, having already killed a lion and a bear during the course of his shepherding duties. The giant, Goliath, was a seasoned warrior.