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THERE HAS BEEN AN ONSLAUGHT AGAINST SPIRITUAL AUTHORITY OVER THE LAST FEW DECADES AND NOW WE HAVE PRODUCED A GENERATION THAT RECOGNIZES NO SPIRITUAL AUTHORITY.

They are easy to identify:

  1. They have no Pastor or Spiritual Authority
  2. They do whatever they desire without honor
  3. They pop from church to church 
  4. They cannot and will not receive correction

WHAT IS THE PROBLEM WITH THIS? 

“I ONLY YIELD TO GOD!”

“NOBODY IS GOING TO TELL ME WHAT TO DO!”

“I SUBMIT TO GOD, NOT TO A MAN!”

Why make such and issue – it is just the way things are and our generation……

Why can this be identified as a demonic attack to disembowel the Believers from doing God’s will?

AUTHORITY IS THE KEY TO RELEASING THE POWER OF GOD!

Confidence is not authority because confidence can come from man and his perceived abilities.

AUTHORITY CAN ONLY BE GRANTED – BESTOWED – ENTRUSTED.

The key is that you can only be trusted with authority if you are submitted to the authority.

WHERE THERE IS NO GENUINE SUBMISSION THERE CAN BE NO DELEGATED AUTHORITY. 

So keeping the body of Christ out of submission equals that lack of authority which releases the power of heaven to earth.

On earth Jesus has set up His authority in His Church

  1. Jesus is the head of the church (Divine Authority granted Matt. 28:18).  Eph. 1:22
  2. Jesus set up gifts (His delegated Divine Authority). Eph. 4:11
    1. When a person is unwilling to submit to the authority that was delegated to them by the Head of the Church, then how can they receive authority to act on behalf of heaven. Heb. 13:17

“Power without authority is witchcraft – it’s how the devil operates”  Renny McClean

THE DEVIL IS A SLY OL’ FOX – are you submitted to Jesus first, the delegated authority second, or are you a powerless believer who makes no supernatural impact on this planet?

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Dr. Micheal Spencer and his wife Pastor Rhonda Spencer have a powerful ministry in building leaders. 

http://www.empoweringpastors.com

http://www.empoweringpastorswives.com

Every Tuesday from 12-1pm Dr. Spencer trains ministry and marketplace ministers in leadership skills to enhance their call and destiny.

Every Thursday from 11-11:30am Pastor Rhonda Spencer speaks and builds the pastors wives in their call and purpose.

Dr. Micheal Spencer & Pastor Rhonda Spencer are also published authors and you can purchase their books from the links below.

https://www.amazon.com/More-Hurt-Pastor-Rhonda-Spencer/dp/0983942854

https://www.amazon.com/Dis-Factor-Long-Term-DIScouragement-Pastors-Ministry/dp/0983942870

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The two things that NEVER CEASE are TIME & CHANGE!

When a leader is unwilling to CHANGE then they produce people that will NOT CHANGE.

The challenge is not just changing, but changing at the correct timing.

When we change things too early we create havoc and premature action that can hobble the horse.

When we change things too late we are always reacting and never moving forward in vision.

WHY DO LEADERS AND PEOPLE HATE CHANGE SO MUCH?

  1. It is fearful to move from stability to the unknown.
  2. People hate losing control.
  3. People are afraid of how they will be affected.
  4. Leaders are concerned about failure.

LEADERS THAT CREATE CHANGE ARE CHALLENGING THEIR STAFF!

HOW DO I BRING CHANGE?

  1. Be strategic!
  2. Ask certain questions like, “Does this change keep to the vision?”
  3. Is the change able to be conveyed clearly?
  4. Do we have the resources to complete the change?
  5. Is the staff able to fulfill the needed process for the change?
  6. IS IT THE CORRECT TIMING FOR THE CHANGE?

Change is a God thing.

God does not change in His nature and character – Mal. 3:6, I am the LORD, and I do not change.

BUT

HOW JESUS HAS WORKED WITH MANKIND HAS CHANGED WITH PERFECT TIMING.

Create a culture of change to infiltrate your ministry or business.  When you and your staff feed on it, moving forward in the vision is much easier.

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Dr. Micheal Spencer and his wife Pastor Rhonda Spencer have a powerful ministry in building leaders.

http://www.empoweringpastors.com

http://www.empoweringpastorswives.com

Every Tuesday from 12-1pm Dr. Spencer trains ministry and marketplace ministers in leadership skills to enhance their call and destiny.

Every Thursday from 11-11:30am Pastor Rhonda Spencer speaks and builds the pastors wives in their call and purpose.

Dr. Micheal Spencer & Pastor Rhonda Spencer are also published authors and you can purchase their books from the links below.

https://www.amazon.com/More-Hurt-Pastor-Rhonda-Spencer/dp/0983942854

https://www.amazon.com/Dis-Factor-Long-Term-DIScouragement-Pastors-Ministry/dp/0983942870

 

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IF YOU HAVE BEEN IN MINISTRY FOR ANY PERIOD OF TIME YOU HAVE ASKED YOURSELF THAT QUESTION!

The money is not good enough to stay!

The impact on your family!

The Judas kisses!

THERE IS EVERY GOOD REASON TO GET OUT AND JUST BE A NORMAL PERSON ON THE EARTH AGAIN.

BUT…….

You are called!

You are part of the 5 fold ministry gifts to the church!

Paul said it this way in 1 Cor. 9:16, Yet preaching the Good News is not something I can boast about. I am compelled by God to do it. How terrible for me if I didn’t preach the Good News!

IS MINISTRY WORTH IT?

YES!!!!!!!!!!!

A resounding YES.

If we as ministers place our worth in the people, or our position then we are doomed for horrific pain and disappointment, but if we PLACE OUR WORTH IN JESUS then when the “not worth it” moments come…..WE KNOW OUR VALUE TO THE ONE WHO PLACED US IN THIS CALLING.

You are the mouthpiece of Christ on this planet and the devil would love to disconnect you from your PURPOSE AND DESTINY.  You are the target for discouragement, but you and I even in the midst of the emotional moment can declare, Phil. 1:6, And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ.

NEVER ALLOW THE DIS TO TAKE OVER YOUR COURAGE PREACHER!

Your feet are blessed and they need to hear the Word to be free.

THE JUDAS KISSES ARE WORTH IT if one turns and remains in His kingdom.

Jesus was kissed – Judas

Paul was kissed – Demas

YOU AND I WILL BE KISSED, BUT DETERMINE YOU WILL KEEP THE DIS OUT OF YOUR COURAGE!

Josh. 1:7, Only be strong and very courageous, that you may observe to do according to all the law which Moses My servant commanded you; do not turn from it to the right hand or to the left, that you may prosper wherever you go.

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http://www.empoweringpastors.com

http://www.empoweringpastorswives.com

Dr. Micheal Spencer and his wife Rhonda Spencer have ministries to Pastors and Leaders to encourage, strengthen, and build them.  Log onto their websites and see how you too can participate.

If you have not had the opportunity to purchase Dr. Micheal Spencer’s  and Pastor Rhonda Spencer’s books you can click the link below.

https://www.amazon.com/Dis-Factor-Long-Term-DIScouragement-Pastors-Ministry/dp/0983942870/ref=sr_1_cc_1?s=aps&ie=UTF8&qid=1510923836&sr=1-1-catcorr&keywords=the+dis-factor

https://www.amazon.com/More-Hurt-Pastor-Rhonda-Spencer/dp/0983942854/ref=sr_1_3?s=amazon-devices&ie=UTF8&qid=1510924380&sr=8-3&keywords=No+more+hurt

 

Reputation is people’s recognition – or rejection – of your identity and accomplishments.

Reputation is all through the Word of God.

Cain – evil
Abraham – man of faith, friend of God
Jezebel – mean, vicious woman
David – man after God’s own heart
Elijah – powerhouse
Jesus – Savior, Healer

You – ?

WE DO NOT BASE OUR WORTH ON WHAT OTHERS THINK, BUT WE DO NOT WANT TO BE DECEIVED EITHER.

Why do so many of us neglect our reputation?

We use the excuse as a Christian leader that it does not matter what other people think as long as I am good with God that is all that matters!

REALLY? Then why does this verse say this?

Acts 6:3, Therefore, brethren, seek out from among you seven men of good reputation, full of the Holy Spirit and wisdom, whom we may appoint over this business;
Acts 10:22, And they said, “Cornelius the centurion, a just man, one who fears God and has a good reputation among all the nation of the Jews, was divinely instructed by a holy angel to summon you to his house, and to hear words from you.”
1 Tim. 3:1-2a, This is a trustworthy saying: “If someone aspires to be an elder, he desires an honorable position.” 2 So an elder must be a man whose life is above reproach. He must be faithful to his wife. He must exercise self-control, live wisely, and have a good reputation……

Reputation is very important.

Reputation, whether it’s positive or negative has a direct effect on our voice in ministry.
If we have a bad reputation with some people, we could be speaking absolute truth, but they will not hear the truth, only our reputation.
If we have a good reputation and speak absolute truth, then people give us platform in their lives and our voice penetrates, permeates, and brings impact on their thoughts and decisions.

WHAT IS YOUR REPUTATION AS A LEADER?

We offer FREE video leadership training via the internet every Tuesday from 12:00 to 1:00pm, and Thursday evenings from 6:30-7:30pm weekly. If you’re interested then send your email address, and receive the link. Send your email address to drspencer@empoweringpastors.com. Visit us on the web at http://www.empoweringpastors.com.

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One primary principle that MUST populate our personage is that we can NEVER stop changing!

Most people do not like that word, and will do anything to avoid breaching the topic. As GREAT LEADERS in God’s great Kingdom, change, metamorphosis, or transformation is our lifestyle. The moment we cease to challenge ourselves to change we slide into lethargy.

How do you know if you are settling into the quicksand of a lackadaisical mindset?

A few simple questions can help to identify your condition.

1). Are you in the Word of God? If you are not in the Word, then God’s infusion of leadership skills cannot be received. We must seek Him first! Matthew 6:33, Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need. Barna’s study says that the average pastor prays 5 minutes a day. WE WILL NEVER ASPIRE TO GOD’S GREATNESS WITHOUT HIM LEADING OUR LIVES.

2). What leadership books, CD’s are you ingesting? If you say none, then you are beginning the slide into complacency. We MUST challenge our skill sets! No challenge means no growth. A great book to grab is “Jesus CEO” by Laurie Beth Jones.

Never stop GROWING!

We offer FREE video leadership training via the internet every Tuesday from 12:00 to 1:00pm, and Thursday evenings from 6:30-7:30pm weekly. If you interested then send your email address and receive the link. Send your email address to drspencer@empoweringpastors.com. Visit us on the web at http://www.empoweringpastors.com.

Overcoming The Dreaded Church Plateau

When you started your church, or when you took over the Pastorate at your church, you were filled with determination and vigor. You couldn’t wait to get started. Every morning when you woke up and sought the Lord, it seemed as though He was directing your every step. You were filled with ideas, and you were filled with a burning fire and a passion for the ministry God had entrusted into your hands.
As time went on, you saw growth. The number of souls that were saved was being added to daily, and you felt as though God was using you, just as he used Peter in the book of Acts. There was no shortage of inspiration when it came to writing your sermons. Each month, God would drop a new nugget in your spirit, and you were eager to share it with your congregation.
Life was good. Your ministry was great, and growing.

Then…it stopped.

Perhaps it took place during the summer when many families take vacations. Or maybe it occurred during the holidays. Regardless of when the growth of your church came to a halt, it happened.

That was when the panic set in.

All Pastors have bumps in the road when it comes to growth in their churches. At first, you hoped that was what you were experiencing – a brief bump. However, as months went by, and things didn’t seem to turn around, you began to really get concerned. Perhaps you tried starting programs, and doing more community outreach. Perhaps you reached out to other Pastors in your area to get some information from them on what they did when they were in a similar situation. Their words were kind, and their ideas were good. They just didn’t work.

The words “church plateau” entered your mind. You had heard of this. You’d heard other Pastors talking about how the growth in their congregation hit an invisible ceiling, of sorts. You’ve heard that they employed many tactics to get things moving in the right direction again. The problem was, none of them worked. You didn’t think this would ever happen to you. However, there you were. Or, maybe…here you are.

There’s a popular belief out there that a experiencing a plateau is just a way of life for the church. The “experts” say that all churches go through these periods of time, and that they’re a normal part of a healthy congregation.

As long as there are unsaved souls in the world, there is still work to be done for the Kingdom. It is the church’s responsibility to reach those people, and draw them into the Kingdom. However, when you feel as though you’re stuck, how do you get moving again?

That’s where Pastor Micheal Spencer comes in. He was in a similar situation, only a few years ago. An experienced coach changed everything for him, as well as for his church. Through his coach’s leadership and teaching, Pastor Spencer broke through that plateau, and began experiencing growth unlike any that he had ever experienced before.

A church plateau only has to be the “norm” for your church if you accept that it is. If you don’t accept it as the norm, and if you want to break free from it, never to visit it again, there is a way to make that happen.
Contact Pastor Spencer today, and take the first step toward real church growth…
…and break FREE from the plateau!

This is a guest post, written by Nicole Colwell, His Tabernacle Family Church Covenant Partner, professional writer, and owner of Colwell Creative Content.

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The most difficult part of leadership is actually believing that you belong at the table!

I remember when I was struggling with this truth, my past and even my present flashed before my eyes. All I heard was, “Who do you think you are?” Our inner self struggles with feeling worthy, but until you resolve this issue in your heart and mind, you will always be overcome by yourself.

We are the ones who determine the height of our success, and that issue is rooted in whether or not you believe you belong at the table.

I remember the day that my mind was resolved. I reached that resolve by actually believing in who God said I am. We have to start believing in who God says we are.

Ps. 139:14, Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex, Your workmanship is marvelous—how well I know it.

It happened to me sitting at my table in the kitchen with my Bible open and talking with my Creator. He finally said to me, “Micheal, do I create junk?”, “Of course not God”! The God of creation believes in you, He made you, He has plans for you, He has great success for you!

TODAY, DO YOU BELIEVE IN WHO GOD SAYS YOU ARE?
DO YOU BELIEVE THAT YOU BELONG AT THE TABLE?

RESOLVE THIS IN YOUR HEART WITH YOUR GOD. THEN YOU WILL MOVE FORWARD IN YOUR LEADERSHIP SKILLS.

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One of the major mandates for us to become a GREAT LEADER is to determine in our hearts that we are NEVER going to stop learning.

What books are we reading right now?

What tapes are we listening to right now?

What steps are we taking to mature our gifts as a GREAT LEADER?

These questions are important for us to ask ourselves.  Without us being honest with ourselves, and making transitions toward learning, then we are just deceiving ourselves.

TODAY, MAKE A DECISION TO BEGIN, OR RESTART YOUR JOURNEY TO LEARN, GROW AND MATURE IN YOUR LEADERSHIP SKILLS.

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