Volunteer Lay Pastors Are Vital to Our Mission! Part 1

Volunteer Lay Pastors Are Vital to Our Mission! Part 1

On the eve of the 2015 North American Division Year End Meetings I felt a bit hesitant and nervous. Pastor Dan Jackson, our Division President, had asked that we developed a bold missional vision for North America. Our team, in consultation with some of our Union and Conference leadership and several pastors, had a plan. During the days before the event we had spent a few hours making presentations to the Union presidents, and Union administrators, without a major pushback, but the next day was the day. 

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Remix Church

Remix Church

In this video lay pastor Gilbert Caraballo tells the story of how he started the Remix Church in South Lancaster, Massachusetts. Growing up in a church that had no young people, Gilbert started realizing that the church in general needed something for the youth and young adults beyond what it was already providing.

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Good deeds: Compassion, Good will: Connection, and Good News: Conversion – a blueprint for Evangelism

Good deeds: Compassion, Good will: Connection, and Good News: Conversion – a blueprint for Evangelism

In this video, Pastor Roger Hernandez shares the why, the how, and the what of Evangelism and how ultimately, it takes time. He speaks on Evangelism as a process similar to pregnancy, rather than a singular event.

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It Should Not Be An Option

It Should Not Be An Option

There is no substitute for proclamation! If we want people to learn about Jesus’ love and His grace offered freely to each one of us, sinners, we must not only show them with our actions but also tell them with our words. If we want people to understand the plan of redemption, and Jesus’ command to love others, as well as the hope of His Second Coming and a resurrection, we must tell them about these things.

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It's Time to Release!

It's Time to Release!

One of the questions church planters are often asked is “Why are you planting a church? Aren’t there enough already?” In Florida Conference we believe there are never enough new churches as long as we still have unreached communities.

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It's Time to Release!

A close look at the Volunteer Lay Pastor's approach

It's Time to Release!<h2>A close look at the Volunteer Lay Pastor's approach</h2>

One of the questions church planters are often asked is “Why are you planting a church? Aren’t there enough already?” In Florida Conference we believe there are never enough new churches as long as we still have unreached communities. One of the values we uphold before all our staff is the necessity to plant churches.

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