Hurricane Florence: Possible Cat 5 to hit the East Coast

Richmond, VA. September 10, 2018. It is inevitable that Hurricane Florence will be striking the East Coast anywhere between Charleston, NC to the Maryland Coastline. The current winds are at 138 MPH with Wind Gusts of 167 MPH. The current position is 525 miles SSE of Bermuda on a course of WNW 285° traveling atContinue reading “Hurricane Florence: Possible Cat 5 to hit the East Coast”

Breaking: Florence Has Strengthened: Category One Hurricane

September 9, 2018. Florence has now strengthened to a Category 1 Hurricane. It is expected to strengthen to a Category 4 before making landfall. Last night, Meteorologists from NBC12 stated that it could possibly be a Category 5 when it makes landfall, depending how slow it moves over the warm waters of the Gulf Stream.Continue reading “Breaking: Florence Has Strengthened: Category One Hurricane”

Breaking: NC Gov. Roy Cooper Issues Emergency Order to Help Farmers

September 7, 2018. According to The Weather Channel, NC Governor Roy Cooper issues an emergency order to help North Carolina farmers. This order is intended to help harvest and transport the crops out of the area before the storm hits North Carolina. His intention is to get crops out of the areas that will floodContinue reading “Breaking: NC Gov. Roy Cooper Issues Emergency Order to Help Farmers”

Disciple Making Plan: What a Plan Should Look Like

Introduction For any ministry to make disciples, it must develop a vision, determine values, develop a solid perspective, incorporate the methods to the process, and track the success of the plan. Churches and ministries who are not ultimately pointing its mission and vision to discipleship is not following Christ’s intentions of The Great Commission. Jesus’Continue reading “Disciple Making Plan: What a Plan Should Look Like”

In Greed We Trust: Money cannot buy you happiness and satisfaction!

I most recently met a man who had everything. He had the best in his mode of living, was dressed in designer clothing, and drove a very nice car. He was married to a beautiful wife and they have beautiful children who have the very best of everything. Yet, they are all so miserable inContinue reading “In Greed We Trust: Money cannot buy you happiness and satisfaction!”

Philosophy of Small Groups

Introduction Small relational groups are essential in making disciples for the health of the body of Christ through authentic and genuine lifestyles of the disciple-maker. The sharing of life and modeling will help to define the philosophy of the relational group, which in turn will encourage the disciples to missions within the local, national, andContinue reading “Philosophy of Small Groups”

Discipleship and a Healthy Church

Introduction This article will discuss discipleship and a healthy church. We will then discuss the initial steps that the organization should take to improve its spiritual health. An analysis of the ministry context and the identification of the areas of needed improvement, will help identify the top three areas of focus; which will lead toContinue reading “Discipleship and a Healthy Church”

Disciple Making in the Local Church

Introduction The Christian community and local church are responsible for spreading the gospel to unbelievers. Once a new convert comes to Christ, the church is responsible to teach and train them in their walk. An analysis and discussion of the Christian community and local church will reveal the roles and importance of the pastor, localContinue reading “Disciple Making in the Local Church”

Spheres and Stages of Discipleship

Introduction New converts to Christianity are not being taught properly in how to become disciples. When they come to Christ, many are left alone to learn the ways of the Lord and what God expects from his followers. The purpose of this paper is to summarize the five stages and four spheres of discipleship. IContinue reading “Spheres and Stages of Discipleship”