Saved from Self-Destruction

Marcia Link can trace the steps she took on a walk of self-destruction. It began after her son, born with cerebral palsy, died at age 9. “I felt like I had lost the only person who had ever loved me unconditionally,” she says. Her walk went from depression to addiction. Years of alcohol abuse left … [Read more…]

Sharing the Journey

D. Alan Baker planned on pastoring locally for life before God took him on a trek around the world and back to an office in Orlando, Florida, where he now spends hours on the phone coaching young ministers through Journey Pastoral Counseling. Baker, 62, accepted Christ in high school, after two friends invited him to … [Read more…]

Planting a Beachhead in Maine

HAVERHILL, Massachusetts — Northpoint Bible College & Graduate School in Haverhill has a new ministry task: overseeing a church revitalization effort of Mount Zion Chapel in Wells, Maine. Every Sunday, half a dozen students make the nearly one-hour drive from the campus north of Boston, across a sliver of New Hampshire, and up the southern … [Read more…]

The Church

EDITOR’S NOTE: This article originally appeared in the Pentecostal Evangel in a series entitled, “Theology in a Nutshell.” “I don’t need church,” said the older gentleman, as I offered him my hand. It was Sunday morning, and I was standing in front of the tiny building that housed the first congregation I pastored. He quickly … [Read more…]

Long, Brutal Winters Inspire Church

Find a need and fill it. It may be one of the simplest truths for the Church to prayerfully pursue in order for individuals, communities, and the world to take note and give respect back to the Church. But what do you do when the need seems beyond your ability to fill? David and Emily … [Read more…]

Another Kind of Youth Ministry

Terry and Martha Witt have been in ministry a long time. Terry sang in a Christian band in high school, and they have served as youth pastors or pastors ever since becoming engaged in 1975. Since 2015, they have pastored Riverside Redemption Church in Olivehurst, California. In 1988, youth ministry took a new dimension as … [Read more…]