Bible Study, C&MA, church, crown-college, equip, network, pastor-shepherd, spiritual formation, theology, youth ministry

Crown’s Bible, Theology and Ministry Department

As our new freshman descend upon campus this weekend, here’s a little peek into what they’ll be experiencing in our Bible, Theology and Ministry Department at Crown College. This Fall marks Crown’s 100th Anniversary… and less importantly, but still significantly, the start of my 7th year as a part of this team. We are so […]

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Bible Study, pastor-shepherd, Psalms

Study Guide – Psalm 23

1 The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing.2 He makes me lie down in green pastures,he leads me beside quiet waters,3 he refreshes my soul.He guides me along the right paths    for his name’s sake. How do the 2nd phrase of verse 1 relate to the first phrase of verse 1? This is another psalm of Davvid. In verses 2-3, […]

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church, generational transference, generations, Jesus, leadership, missional, pastor-shepherd, Psalms, youth ministry

Perhaps ‘Senior Pastor’ Is a Stepping Stone into Youth Ministry?

“When are you going to become a real pastor?”   Throughout the last twenty years that’s the question I would hear if I gave a good sermon, or launched a successful ministry initiative, or cared effectively for people in their times of need. The people who asked this question usually had sincere motivations. Their intention was not […]

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crown-college, generational transference, generations, leadership, missional, network, NEXT, pastor-shepherd, youth ministry

NEXT youth workers conference sponsors

At Crown we are delighted to have a growing list of sponsors for our NEXT youth workers conference. Each of these sponsors is personally connected to our school and each supports our emphasis on training for effective generational transference of faith and leadership. | NEXT registration page |NEXT facebook page | Thank you (in alphebetical order) […]

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Jesus, missional, pastor-shepherd, spiritual formation

net-working sheep & fish

JOHN 21 DO YOU LOVE ME? —-> THEN FEED MY SHEEP. The #1 objective: Peter was to extremely love Jesus by extremely loving those whom Jesus extremely loves.  There was a 'put-into-action' expectation that Jesus had for Peter, and for any disciple (learner/apprentice/practicioner). Jesus assumed that loving him and loving others went hand-in-hand. The Divine premise […]

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Bible Study, generations, Jesus, missional, pastor-shepherd, youth ministry

Generational Transference in the Bible: The Gospels

John Wilkes suggests, “Responsibility without authority disables rather than empowers followers.”[1]  So it is that Jesus gave his authority and blessing to his disciples.  Jesus gave them opportunities to practice the challenges to leadership through an environment in which they were formed spiritually and empowered.  It’s interesting to note that Jesus sent the twelve disciples on a responsibility-based action-learning experience early on […]

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