TAG: PASTORS


God Moving In Los Angeles: A Conversation Worth Having

In what began as a conversation about the movement of God in the City of Angels a few years ago in the form of a three-day conference continued last summer in a panel discussion with four pastors from four corners of the county. And in light of all that’s transpired over the last three years, with God still on the throne, it’s important to continue that conversation. BY ALEX MURASHKO Los...

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Labour of Love Music Fest Pastors’ Luncheon

Dear Pastors & Administrators, We will be hosting an informational luncheon on Thursday, May 31st, at 11:30 am for pastors & administrators regarding the 6th annual Labour of Love Music Fest, on Saturday, September 1st. This outreach is a Free Event, where people can enjoy great contemporary, live, Christian music, delicious food, raffle giveaways, children’s rides & activities, and shopping in our market place of approximately 100 vendors. Most importantly,...

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Los Angeles Church Planting Movement Rally

Los Angeles Church Planting Movement Rally May 2018 May 17 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm PDT Los Angeles Church Planting Movement Rally Thursday, May 17, 10 a.m. to Noon New City Church LA 514 SOUTH SPRING STREET, LOS ANGELES CA 90013 Gain insights from these church planting leaders: Kevin Haah of New City Church LA Albert Tate of Fellowship Monrovia Mike Ferrulli of First Christian Church of Huntington Beach Brannin Pitre of Grace Pasadena Rudy Hagood of University...

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Pastor to Pastors: When It’s Time To Invest in ‘Me Time’

A few years ago, I woke up one day and realized that I had teenagers who would go to college in a few years. In my mind, this meant that my wife and I would be in a position to stop working or at least we could work less. BY CEDRIC NELMS So, I began to do research on what it would take for us to retire. My wife and...

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Pastors Get Help Fighting Loneliness Crisis

A new study aims to help pastors and churches identify demographically where loneliness tends to hit most. Researchers said the study is crucial because the Church is in the best position to help. By CV Outreach Former Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy raised the alarm in 2017 on the significant health risks of loneliness, an epidemic affecting more than 40 percent of adults. CV Outreach, an organization that empowers churches to...

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8 Questions for Churches at a Crossroads

One of our core values at Grace Hills is, “We stay fast, fluid, and flexible. There are no sacred cows. We embrace the pain of change for the win of seeing more people meeting Jesus.” I wrote that one knowing that of all of our other core values, it would probably be the hardest to honor over the long haul. It addresses the crossroads where theology meets psychology, where truth,...

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‘Beautiful’ Westside Striken with Spiritual Poverty a Unified Church Can Cure

From outward appearances it looks as though people on the Westside have everything they need to capture happiness. However, there is a spiritual poverty, especially among the young, that a unified Church can cure, says a longtime Santa Monica pastor. PART THREE – STEVE SNOOK ON THE WESTSIDE “Being on the Westside, you see some things differently,” Steve Snook, lead pastor of Metro Church, told Together LA (SEE VIDEO BELOW). “We...

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World Impact’s Urban Church Assoc Develops Trust and Unity

The office of Pastor can be compared to having children, it can be a wonderful experience but it can leave you with a few gray hairs. The calling of pastors is one that is typically approached with honor and an awareness that the work of the office has a lot to do with the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit is something that pastors need but the other thing that is...

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4 Pastors Get Real About the City – Together LA Pop-Up Part 1

It may have seemed like a daunting task to figure out what’s broken in Los Angeles then offer a simple solution. PART ONE – MICHAEL MATA But that’s not what four Christian leaders from various parts of L.A. set out to do during a panel discussion at Philosopher’s Cafe (Thursdays at Metropolis) in Santa Monica on a recent June evening. Co-hosted by Together LA, the panel — Broken City – Is...

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8 Ways Senior Pastors Can Prevent Burnout

I’m seeing a disturbing trend. As of late, a number of highly gifted friends of mine who are senior pastors of small to medium-sized churches have come perilously close to burning out. Now, there has always been burnout in ministry as long as there have been senior pastors. But my read on this is that the stress placed on the shoulders of leaders in the trenches is unprecedented, at least in...

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