Archive for 'Re-Imaging Church'
Posted on 15. Aug, 2011 by Martin Schmaltz.
It is common in the church world to create programs with positions, and then seek to assemble ministry teams based on the needs of the program. Many times individuals are asked to participate in areas that may not allow them to excel in their gifting. Unfortunately, this results in a lack of fruitfulness, which produces frustration and a high turnover of individuals and the program fails. Is there an answer? Can we make ministry more fruitful and fulfilling? I believe the answer is yes! It begins with our foundation.
Posted on 14. Jul, 2011 by Martin Schmaltz.
Recently I came across this blog post by Jonathon Dodson. In my humble opinion, he gives great advice new church planters. The bullet points are: Fundraising: Don’t for get to ask the pagans. (his terminology) Study: Spend more time with people and less time with books in the first year of church planting. Learn your […]
Posted on 12. Jan, 2011 by Martin Schmaltz.
The worth of a book is to be measured by what you can carry away from it. ~James Bryce The following is a list of the books that significantly impacted me in 2010. To reach this list, these books changed, clarified or reinforced my (new way of) thinking. Obviously, I do not agree with every […]
Posted on 28. Nov, 2010 by Martin Schmaltz.
The Gospel presented by Jesus is life changing and paradigm shifting. If I allow the Lord to change my view of the Gospel, I will find it has greater application to daily life than what I had previously grasped. That can bother my self-focused life.
Posted on 13. Jul, 2010 by Martin Schmaltz.
Many today are facing the greatest challenges of their lives. Daily we put on our “game face” and present to our friends and family this confident, full of faith individual; yet inside there is uncertainty, doubt and maybe a little fear. In prayer, we question God seeking to find answers to our situations, yet at […]