038 – Focus on the Family – James Mhoon

What is Family? Each one of us has a desire for significance—a desire to belong. And the family is where those deepest longings are fulfilled. When the family is weakened, society suffers. But strong families make the world a better place.

James Mhoon is the Vice President of Content Development for Focus On The Family.  He shares about the Family Project and their upcoming film, “Irreplaceable”.

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“The biggest change in education in the last generation has nothing to do with school, but everything to do with what has happened to the family. 40 percent of childbirths happen outside of marriage.”

 

James Mhoon | Focus On The Family

The Attitudes and Beliefs of Family
Malachi 4:6
“And he will turn The hearts of the fathers to the children, And the hearts of the children to their fathers, Lest I come and strike the earth with a curse.”

We can know God’s plan for the family.

The city of Detroit is crumbling because the family has failed.

The culture is coming at us every day telling us we have it wrong.

Know the design and live within it. We are called to live out God’s design in front of the people in our ministry.

Katy Perry and Why Pastors’ kids fall away

Charisma News

Perry represents a host of PKs who have struggled with their faith. Recent stats from Barna Group research says that:

  • 40 percent have gone through a period where they significantly questioned their faith
  • 33 percent are no longer active in church
  • 7 percent no longer consider themselves a Christian

Connect with James:

Website:  www.focusonthefamily.com

About James

Irreplaceable, A Theatrical One-night event  |  May 6

 

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037 – Worship Leaders, We Are Not Rock Stars – Stephen Miller

Stephen Miller serves as worship leader at The Journey in St Louis, MO.  He recently wrote the book, “Worship Leaders, We Are Not Rock Stars.  In this book, Miller exhorts his fellow worship leaders to make Jesus the center of all their efforts. He teaches how to do this with scripture, teaching, prayer, story, and song.

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“Often the motives are mixed. You find yourself wanting to point people to Jesus but also feeling a desire to be noticed and praised, to make yourself the center of attention.”

 

Worship Leaders, We Are Not Rock Stars

“Many people have abandon pastoral ministry for the sake of cool music.”

1. What is our foundational identity?
a. We are worshippers first and foremost.

2. What is the functional role of a worship pastor?

 

Your Meaningless Ministry

 

Link to Stephen’s article

1. Dangers of comparison

Comparing yourself with others in ministry is not the way to serve God’s people!

2. You can’t measure fruit of ministry by the world’s standard

 

  • Work Hard
  • Be Faithful
  • Trust God With the Results

 

Connect with Stephen:

Website:  www.stephen-miller.com

@stephenmiller |  Instagram:  stephenmiller

Facebook:  StephenMillerMusic

 

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