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  • 2 Minute Read By Josh Shaffer, PennDel Worship Lead I am still reflecting on the powerful teachings and worship moments from our THRIVE conference this past October with Dr. Tennant. There was such a sweet presence and sensitivity to what the Spirit was doing that......

  • 2 Minute Read By Steve Steffle, Head of Royal Rangers When Royal Rangers started in 1962, the vision was to Reach, Teach and Keep Boys for Christ. The vision statement has been updated to become more descriptive. We desire to Evangelize, Equip and Empower the......

  • 2 Minute Read By Lee Rogers, District Youth Director There is a great danger that limits the impact of young youth pastors and leaders; it is both subtle and debilitating. It’s an intoxicating and addicting phenomenon that cuts short the Biblical purpose and scope of......

  • 2 Minute Read By George Krebs We launched Friends of Bongiorno at the THRIVE Conference this past October. What a tremendous time for our leadership. We experienced powerful worship and tremendous teaching from Carolyn Tennant on the five-fold ministry gifts. We also spent some time......

  • 2 Minute Read By George Krebs, Director of Christian Education I remember when my parents moved out to the country. The following spring as I began third grade, my parents cultivated a large plot on their one-acre property into a garden; I remember thinking, “This......

  • 2 Minute Read By, Tom Rees, Director of Church Planting When we become a leader, we imagine leadership to be like skiing through beautiful slopes of newly fallen snow. Some of us have found the reality to be quite different. The leadership slopes have been......

  • 2 Minute Read By Kurt Jenkins Road trips can be very exciting, but getting lost while on your way can be very frustrating. Even when you are headed in the correct direction, getting into the right lane at the right time can be a challenge.......

  • 1 minute read By Jeff Marshall, Secretary-Treasurer We are celebrating the first graduating class of the PennDel School of Ministry! This is a great milestone in the history of PDSOM. Five students have completed all three levels of classes. Congratulations to Jason Jodon, David Kepple,......

  • 2 minute Read By Pastor Joe Terreri I had the opportunity to bring our pastoral staff to the Thrive Conference this fall. We were all challenged, encouraged and inspired by our time with our PennDel Ministry Network family and Dr. Carolyn Tennant. Here are four takeaways......

  • 2 minute read Adapted from Dr. Carolyn Tennant and Dr. Joseph Girdler’s book, Keys to the Apostolic and Prophetic: Embracing the Authentic – Avoiding the Bizarre, (Louisville, KY: Meadow Stream Publishing, 2019), 154–155.  Each new year is a time for personal evaluation. As leaders working in......

  • 2 minute read By Bryan Koch, Assistant Superintendent As pastors and leaders of churches, God has called each of us into the ministry. But the direction that calling takes is different for each individual based on the giftings that He has given you. There are......

  • 2 minute read By Pastor Donald J. Immel, Superintendent No matter how inconvenient accumulating snow fall is, I still love it! There is hardly anything like waking up to freshly fallen snow that blankets yards, sidewalks and streets before anyone has a chance to put tracks......

  • 2 minute read by Bryan Koch, Assistant Superintendent To thrive means to prosper, be fortunate or successful. It can also mean to grow or develop vigorously or to flourish. As ministry leaders, we all want our ministries to thrive. We also want the people who......

  • [2 minute read] by Secretary-Treasurer & World Missions Director, Jeff Marshall The definition of the word ‘thrive’ according to Webster’s 1828 Dictionary is “To grow; to advance; to increase or advance in anything valuable.” The Bible tells us in Philippians 3:12 “Not that I have......

  • [3 minute read] by Guest Contributor, Dr. Carolyn Tennant We must first put down what we know before we can pick up what we haven’t yet tried. If we would all embrace the concept of letting go and taking a step back, we would be......

  • [2 min read] by Don Immel, Network Superintendent One of my favorite songs currently being played on CCM stations is Casting Crown’s song “Thrive”. I just love the tempo, beat, and message: “Just to know You and to make You known We lift Your name......

  • [2 min read] by Lee Rogers, District Youth Director A recent study conducted by Barna revealed fascinating information on how emerging generations view evangelism. Amazingly, 96% of millennial Christians (young adults) believe being a witness about Jesus is part of their faith; a number slightly......

  • Students know how to reset all kinds of devices, but resetting a student ministry is not so simple. Everyone knows that most adults “don’t like change,” but some students in high school and even junior high can also get entrenched in patterns and expectations. Even volunteer leaders......

  • January comes around every year, and every year it’s considered a time to reset personal priorities and take time to figure out what we’re going to do in the new year. The same holds true for your church. Coming out of the busy time of......