We all know that time has three tenses: past, present, and future. I was struck by this reality when I was thinking about Paul’s encouragement for believers to “redeem the time.” (Ephesians 5:16) As we approach the end of the year and prepare to embark...

Although the term “team” may not be found in the Bible, the concept is consistently exemplified. Jesus assembled a team and called them disciples. Peter assembled a team and called them deacons. Paul assembled a team and carried the gospel to the corners of the Roman empire. Every...

What was it like growing up in Pastor/Professor Tourville’s home? “It was normal to me. I just figured that everyone’s father studied a lot and loved (reading) books. Due to Dad’s occupation, there wasn’t much money. But that was normal to me as well. I didn’t realize until...

Although the term “church revitalization” has not commonly been in use for more than a few decades, the concept of churches needing to reverse their course and do a turnaround is as old as the New Testament scriptures. Jesus conducted a church health assessment of...

The Roma people are experiencing a dynamic move of God. Many are coming to faith in Christ. The transformational work of the Holy Spirit has gained the attention of local community leaders. Marian Kaleja, lead pastor of The Pentecostal Church in Sabinov, has mentored pastoral...

It’s probably Charlie Brown’s most notable saying: “Good Grief.” It comes at times when he is exasperated. We have these sayings to give expression to moods and feelings. We say them when there’s really nothing more to say. Along with Charlie’s notable saying is the song,...

Mike and Ana Dascalescu were miraculously delivered from communist Romania in 1981. Their escape began one night when Mike, a merchant-marine officer, heard God tell him it was time for Ana, her brother and him to flee. As they navigated their way to the...

For almost 100 years churches have been established under the banner of being “Pentecostal” or “full gospel.” Many started out as independent churches. Others started out in the mainline denominations, but had to find a new fellowship that embraced the fullness of the Holy Spirit....

Leadership has always been an integral part of God’s plan. In the Old Testament we see men and women ordained by God to lead His people, Israel, and in the New Testament we see Jesus investing Himself in the Apostles to carry forward the task...