“One of the most important self-boundaries that leaders have to establish is against the tendency to put off changes that they know need to be made.” – Dr. Henry Cloud…
“Is not wisdom found among the aged? Does not long life bring understanding?” – Job 12:12 Job is about to answer his own question, but before he does, I’m going…
By Lindsey Gallant
I can’t find the time.
I whisper it into a sink of dishes, scrubbing away the remains of a messy day. Night descends outside the window, laundry still bobbing, now damp on the line. Bills pile up, toddlers melt down, responsibilities press in, and the hours slip away. Finding time for God seems harder than ever.
by Brad Noel
In my previous article, we explored the basic definition of discipleship. Once again, it is the gradual and intentional process of becoming ever more like Christ, and seeking to help others on their own journey of growth. We noted that the goal of discipleship is our own personal transformation, leading to multiplication: disciples always produce other disciples. Here’s the hard truth, and worth pondering for a few moments:
By Dean Brenton
An oxymoron is a figure of speech that juxtaposes two elements that appear to be contradictory. Some of the best examples of oxymorons include: act naturally, found missing, exact estimate, small crowd, jumbo shrimp, pretty ugly, almost exactly, minor crisis…you get the picture. These two things when placed together seem to be nonsensical. The Commission on Discipleship has juxtaposed personal spirituality and denominational vitality.
by Elaine Milley
Discipleship occurs when followers of Jesus Christ manages their time, energy and activity in such a way that spiritual growth and development is guaranteed. Discipleship is never accidental; it is the product of focussed effort and determination. It transpires in those who seek to be conformed, those who strive for greater depths in God. It occurs in the lives of the disciplined, those who know the importance of taking responsibility for their own spiritual health and growth.
by Brad Noel
The PAONL has focused a great deal on discipleship in recent times; you have likely heard it mentioned from your local pulpit. We have been discussing this topic for some years now at our bi-annual conferences. Personally, I have taught on this subject a number of times, and wrote an article on discipleship for the Good Tidings back in 2011.
by David Kentie
How does one become a faithful disciple of Jesus? The question seems complex and people have differing views. For some it is as simple as praying the sinner’s prayer. For others it is standing up for Christian values at a time when those values are being challenged. Yet others may see it as having a strong devotional life. Perhaps it is all of the above. Regardless of the myriad of personal opinions, Jesus explains what becoming a faithful disciple looks like in Luke 6:17-42.
By Frank Stirk Senior Correspondent | August 11, 2014
Denomination aims to plant hundreds of new congregations within six years
By 2020, one per cent of Canadians—or about 350,000 people—will be calling themselves Pentecostals. Or at least this is one the goals of a vision for growth embraced earlier this year by the Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada (PAOC). To get there will mean adding about 400 new congregations to the just over 1,100 that currently exist, along with 120,000 new members—all in the space of just six years.