I started this post seated on a plane on my way to Mexico preparing to do missions in Latin America. As usual, while facing big changes in life, we tend to see things from a higher perspective and make plans for the following years.
That’s why I thought it would be great to write down this 5 strategic reasons to do missions in Latin America.
I have to be honest, when I was writing this post with some advice for new pastors I was tempted to follow the crowd and come up with some fancy title like “three things I wish I knew when I started my ministry”. The problem is that I knew this advice several years before I started serving at the church. Then, after praying, I kept the fancy title on hold for another day.
What I am sharing today is not what I wanted someone to tell me when I started my pastoral ministry. I am bringing three simple things I wish I paid more attention to in my first years in a leadership position at the church. Three things that can make your ministry less painful than mine. Continue reading
Learning from you kids is crucial.
Here’s what I learned this morning.
I don’t know if you have the same kind of problems that I do, but I will put it this way. A 14 year old “teenage drummer” is something to be aware of.
I remember the days when I was learning to play the saxophone. The entire neighborhood knew I was starting to play the sax. The fact is that Matt, our 14 year old son, is learning to play drums. So this was the family discussion: electronic or acoustic drum set? Continue reading
TGC – The Gospel Coalition
The Gospel Coalition (Coalicion Por El Evangelio) es un ministerio interdenominacional que busca poner el Evangelio en el centro del cristianismo. Su declaración de propósito esta, a mi entender, a 2 milímetros del centro del corazón de Dios:
“Somos una comunidad de iglesias evangélicas profundamente comprometidas con la renovación de nuestra fe en el evangelio de Cristo y la reforma de nuestras prácticas de ministerio para conformarlas plenamente a las Escrituras.” – Coalición Por El Evangelio
Este año, en #Coalicion15 Dios obró en la vida de los líderes latinos y estas son algunas de las citas impactantes de la conferencia.
This is the time in the year that everyone is somehow connected to the Cross. Music, activities, vacation, everything remind us we need to look at the cross and reflect on the work of Jesus.
As we are exposed to this, we tend to forget one of the most simple facts about the Cross. Continue reading