Winter 2000 - Developing Vision for the New Millennium
Ask the Superintendent - Interview with Thomas E. Trask
Assemblies of God General Superintendent Thomas E. Trask knows the importance of prayer in revitalizing the church. In this quarterly interview, he shares his thoughts on vision and prayer and why they will be important to the church during the next century.
The Second Coming of the Church
The church in America is losing influence and adherents faster than any other major institution in the nation. There is hope, though, if the church will arise to meet the challenges in todays society.
Turning Vision Into Reality
Pastoral leadership is critical in developing vision for the local church. Two dynamic leaders in the evangelical community discuss the pastors role in developing and implementing vision in the local church.
What Will the 21st-Century Church Be Like?
Just as previous generations used innovative ways to meet their needs for buildings and ministries, future generations must develop creative ways to be effective in the third millennium.
Look Back, Leap Forward
Churches can be prisoners of the past. But the core values that gave meaning in the past can help churches develop vision for the 21st century.
How To Pray for Vision
At the start of the 21st century, we must expand our vision and increase our prayers in preparation for strong, soul-winning churches and the long-sought-for awakenings we desire for our lifetime and the generations to come.
So Youve Got a VisionNow What?
Most churches and pastors who develop a vision move immediately to turning their vision into action. But a vision that is moved too quickly from idea to action dies because few people understand it. This article provides practical ways a pastor can communicate vision to the congregation.
Developing Vision in the Smaller Congregation
Understanding small-church culture is key to developing and communicating vision to its leaders. This article focuses on the unique culture and characteristics of the smaller congregation, and how to initiate change and communicate vision within that context.
The Shaping of a Vision
The 2000 Celebration on August 810, 2000, in Indianapolis, Indiana, will be a significant turn-of-the-century event in Assemblies of God history. It will also be a time when churches will bind together for one focused vision for ministry in the years to come. J. David Schmidt and Mike Messner visited with Enrichment and shared their thoughts on the vision-casting process and its importance to 2000 Celebration.
VisionBig Enough . . . and Small Enough
Paradoxically, some ministries do not become large enough because in some ways their vision is not small enough. Vision that is focused on the multitude but not the individual will be ineffective. The small vision needed to see the big vision fulfilled is a Spirit-empowered ability to see people as God sees them, with all their divinely planned potential.
Structuring "Touch"a Call to the Last Desert Generation
How can a movement like the Assemblies of God, who in its formative years was disenfranchised and rejected from fellowship by evangelicals and fundamentalists, react to being placed in a position of prominence in the church world? The Book of Deuteronomy provides practical principles for living with Gods blessing in todays society.
Pentecostal Music and the Pastor
The senior pastor is the executive worship leader in the local church. This responsibility in music must be taken seriously. Above all, the senior pastor needs to discern what is right for people and the spiritual direction music needs to take in the timing of God.
PentecostA New Empowerment for Witness and Ministry
The Day of Pentecost brought a new experience to the Church. But more than an experience, the Pentecostal outpouring opened opportunities for ministry and the spiritual power necessary to fulfill Gods plan for the Church.
WORD STUDY: (chazon/chalom)
Visions and Dreams
Vision Casting and Theological Perspectives
PARTNERS IN MINISTRYÂTHE CHRISTIAN EDUCATION/DISCIPLESHIP PASTOR
The Churchs Vision for Building PeopleWho Makes It Happen?
FOR WOMEN IN MINISTRY
My Fathers EyesVision for the Harvest
CLERGY, CHURCH & LAW
Revoking an Exemption From Social Security
The PK Syndrome
FOCUS ON AMERICA
Doing Our Fathers Business
NEWS & RESOURCES