Category Archives: Pastoring

Pray for and Reach out to Religious Leaders in Your Area

In 2012 the Richardson Seventh-day Adventist Church initiated “The Great Controversy Project (Read It! Share It!).”  As part of the project Pastors Dan Serns and Adam Keating distributed God’s Holy Word: Is It Still Worth Dying For? (a portion of The Great … Continue reading

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Reclaiming Former & Inactive Church Members

“Demas has forsaken me, having loved this present world…” 2 Timothy 4:10. How tragic! Paul’s close friend and fellow worker (Colossians 4:14; Philemon 1:24) abandoned Paul at the time Paul needed him most. Not only that. Demas abandoned the message and … Continue reading

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Lockdown Victories

There is a good chance you have been in lockdown this year. Use nicer terms if you like – quarantine, shelter in place, hunker down, stay home 2 save lives – but it’s all the same. Severe limits on your … Continue reading

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Group Leaders Who Thrive and Multiply

There’s no doubt that the Bible gives us counsel on the need for groups. So why is it so hard to get them going or keep them going in a local congregation? Recently I presented an interactive training on zoom … Continue reading

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Evangelism Summit Opens Opportunities

On Monday, July 27, 2020 pastors from throughout the Texas and Southwest Region Conferences of the Seventh-day Adventist Church participated in an online Evangelism Summit hosted by the Texas and Southwest Regional Conferences, the Southwestern Union and Adventist World Radio. The fast-moving … Continue reading

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How to Start a Movement of Soul Winning & Church Planting

What will it take to see a movement of soul winning and church planting across a conference? Here are some simple clues from a presentation at the 2019 eHuddle in San Diego, California. https://www.adventistlearningcommunity.com/resources/14464

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Connect…

June 16, 2020 was a wonderful day for our Adventist mission in Texas! Through a Presidential Evangelism Think Tank we were able to identify top priorities for this fall (and beyond) and a theme for the public. Top Priorities/Takeaways… * Theme for … Continue reading

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Four Tips to Maximize Your Reaping Meetings

Many churches have reaping meetings in the spring and fall. Here are four tips to maximize your results.

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“Our church is financially broke”

Every church goes through lean times financially. Four years ago it was our turn.1 Our church treasurer came to me with the bad news. “Pastor, as you know, we have been falling behind on our bills each month for several … Continue reading

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Why Not Try This? …Take the 2020 Challenge

Are you ready for the 2020 challenge? As a pastor (or church leader), by the end of 2020 what will you have done, cooperating with the Holy Spirit, to bring people into God’s final movement? There will be a thousand distractions, … Continue reading

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