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The God Receiver

Are you holding onto a promise that has not yet been fulfilled? Are you still hopeful that God is going to do just what He said He was going to do? Reading the familiar Nativity story, there are a lot of surprised people. We first think of the shepherds who were minding their sheep and …

Nothing is Wasted

In our chapel services, we have recently been sharing our stories with each other. Where were you born? How did you grow up? When did you first receive salvation? These are a few of the questions we answer in these devotions, which also serve to testify of God’s guidance in our lives. We don’t always …

Pastor Appreciation

When I reflect on my life as a pastor’s daughter, the memories can be classified as overwhelmingly positive. One of my earliest and fondest memories is running out our back door very early on Sunday mornings and yelling for my Dad to wait so I could walk with him to church. Cupping my tiny hand …

Pastors and Parishioners

With nearly 30 years in ministry experience, I have seen church structures of all types in countries spreading four continents. These churches reflect small house gatherings, community centers of faith, and even large religious enterprises. Some of these church type structures are small, some large, some with plain architecture and others resembling ornate colonial type …

Three-Dimensional Pastoral Ministry

While the preaching role of the pastor is perhaps the most visible element of ministry, most would agree that these ministers actually fulfill a three dimensional ministry of preaching, teaching and counseling. In this article, I’d like to explore how each of these roles serve to benefit the health and wholeness of the local church. …

Reader Survey 2015

Announcing our 2015 Reader Survey! The White Wing Messenger is the official publication of the Church of God of Prophecy and we are constantly seeking feedback to help meet the needs of modern readers and church members around the globe. We would be grateful if you would take a few minutes to complete this survey HERE. As a …

Five Ways to Empower the Next Generation

Recently, I opened the pages of a book on ministry leadership and was confronted with these words: Every pastor is an interim pastor. Few ministers consider that truth. Few are eager to admit that their time with their present church will one day end. But ultimately, all pastors are interim because the day when a …

Answering the Call

As a child, my response to the question “What do you want to be when you grow up?” was not your typical childhood response. At the age where many children responded “an astronaut” or “a singer”, my response was “I want to be a missionary to Africa.” It’s a definite call that I have known …

Life Transition

Transition is a part of life every human experiences. We transition through age, physically, geographically, mentally, etc. In ministry we experience transition. In my ministry of more than 25 years, I have transitioned from my first sermon, (which was way too long) to local youth volunteer, youth pastor, state youth director and to my current …

Transition

Transition a : passage from one state, stage, subject, or place to another: change; b: a movement, development, or evolution from one form, stage, or style to another Transitioning from being a youth pastor to being an associate pastor was first a huge struggle in my mind. I assumed that being an associate pastor would …