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  • “Let us, your servants, see you work again; let our children see your glory. And may the Lord our God show us his approval and make our efforts successful. Yes, make our efforts successful!” Psalm 90:16-17 NLT Wow! What an eventful year! As we started......

  • Who would have thought a pandemic would have us thinking differently of ministry? In the past two months, we have learned the church has left the building, pushed through the challenges and found new ways to do ministry. Personally, as I’ve watched, read and listened......

  • Five years ago I was extremely busy. I’m still extremely busy, actually. But several years ago, in the midst of my busyness, I read a book that both challenged and frustrated me. It was Eugene Peterson’s Working the Angles: The Shape of Pastoral Integrity. I......

  • At the bi-annual AG KidMin Conference, District Christian Education Directors are asked to nominate a children’s pastor/director who has made a BIG IMPACT on the lives of children in their community and especially leaders who have turned obstacles into opportunities. The Big Impact Award in......

  • We are living in a new day. Ministry as we know it has changed. But while it may seem that the world has gone on “pause,” the church can, will and must continue to grow. Isaiah 43:18-19 says, “But forget all that – it is......

  • Churches are ministering in amazing ways throughout their communities during this pandemic. Below are just a few stories of how they are delivering Boxes of Care… Central Assembly of God is doing weekly drive-thru food distribution with a Gospel Message in each Box of Hope.......

  • As the Coronavirus runs rampant throughout our world, church leaders must understand the hopelessness and stress that invades, the counsel that encourages and the hope- filled message that brings new life. People can experience undue clinical hardship during a crisis of great confusion and suffering.......

  • As a collegiate athlete, I have always been interested in keeping physically fit. My exercise regime has not only kept my body healthy but also helps me release stress and anxiety. In my younger years it was all about how much you could bench or......

  • The Coronavirus has exploded into a worldwide pandemic affecting lives around the world. In our lifetime we have never experienced anything like this. Recently there was a Zoom call with a number of our world missionaries discussing how they were navigating through this time. To......

  • “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” John 16:33 (NIV) Throughout history, the world has gone through several forms of troubles, disasters, wars......

  • As I’m writing this, we are facing an unprecedented storm affecting not just our state or our country but the entire world. While this situation and the changes that it has brought upon us may have been unexpected, none of this has been a surprise......

  • “Our world will never be the same.” I’ve heard that phrase numerous times over the past month. The Coronavirus has changed our perspectives. This virus has identified that we are more vulnerable than what we were aware. It also revealed that we are more adaptive......

  • 2 Minute Read By Liz Defrain, Director of PennDel Women The Women’s Department is seeing fantastic opportunities happen for women throughout our Network. In other Christian circles, there has been a backlash against women in ministry, causing many women to use the hashtag #NOTGOINGHOME, on......

  • 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......