Relationships

Four Selfish Urges that Kill Community

By Gary Rohrmayer

Relationship building takes time, energy and discipline. As a movement leader my life has always been on the move, traveling at a high rate of velocity. I am often darting from one appointment or project to another trying to catch my breath between meetings and yet God moves according to his time frame, not mine. I have to admit that because of my busyness and people intensive schedule that there are times that I just get...

Introduction to Ten Biblical Principles for Healthy Relating

By Gary Rohrmayer

INTRODUCTION

“May the God of endurance and encouragement grant you to live in such harmony with one another, in accord with Christ Jesus, that together you may with one voice glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.”

Romans 15:5-6

Trust influences us every moment of every day....

Book Review - Antagonist in the Church

By Pastor David Dudenhofer

Introduction:  In our travels Pastors from time to time will share with us a book that made a significant impact on their ministry and their lives.

When dealing with a situation in our church recently, this book came back off my shelf. I knew what the problem was. I’d seen this before. And, as I sought out more information it became clear to me that no amount of church...

6 Negative Effects of Over Staffing Your Church

By Gary Rohrmayer

"Like an archer who wounds at random is one who hires a fool or any passer-by." (Proverbs 26:10)  Careless hiring can have damaging effects on a community of faith. Overstaffing can have the same effect. Overstaffing often hurts the church, the mission and relationships. 

Here are a few ways overstaffing can negatively impact the church:

1) It affects volunteerism in the church...

Why Evangelism Tools Succeed or Fail

By Dick Loizeaux

I have a dinner knife with a bent blade in our silverware drawer. Someone (who shall
remain nameless) tried to use it as a screwdriver. The dinner knife did not remove the screw. The screw damaged the knife. Because dinner knives are not designed to remove screws. 

Pastor’s Tool Time lesson: Using an evangelism tool to accomplish a job it was...

How Can We Be Better Together?

By Gary Rohrmayer

Its been said that denominations and churches are like families, but in reality they are more like blended families.

Today blended families now make up more than half the families in America. It is very rare today for an extended family not to have some blended family members.

According to Cyperparent.com here are some of the characteristics of...

The Better Together Formula

By Gary Rohrmayer

So How Can We Be Better Together?

I have been studying and preaching Paul’s prayers for the church. In them we find a great source of vision and encouragement for the church and the greater movement of God. Paul in the midst of his teachings on the strong and weaker brother offered this prayer as a conclusion.

“May the God who gives endurance and...

Recovering the Whole Gospel of Reconciliation

By Dick Loizeaux

“All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation.”
(2 Corinthians 5:18)

Just hearing the words gets our hearts pumping to reconcile people to God through Jesus, doesn’t it? That is our calling. We love being ministers of reconciliation for God!

But the Bible doesn’t let our...

A Blended Family Miracle

By Gary Rohrmayer

In Lagrange, Ohio there was a wedding.  Weddings are pivotal moments in the lives of all families but for a blended family it is often filled with joy, pain and at times even tension.  Todd Cendrosky the stepfather of the bride found himself filled with mixed emotions wondering why after investing 14 years in raising his stepdaughter, he had to sit in the crowd and not walk her down 
the aisle.

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