Every Monday is an outreach

The force for evangelism sits in our sanctuaries Sunday morning and heads off to work Monday morning. Pastor, there is an opportunity here – your people can either just head off to work or they can be sent off to work. Every Monday is an outreach. This Monday morning sending has more potential to impact […]

The Move of the Spirit in the Workplace

A few years ago I read a book titled “The Happiest People on Earth,” a testimony of Demos Shakarian and the story of the Full Gospel Businessmen’s Fellowship. At that time the book was out of print, but thankfully a second edition is now in print. If you haven’t read it, I recommend it – […]

Helping Your People Discover their Assignment

Pastor Philip, the senior pastor of an African megachurch, told me about a government official in his congregation. She was so effective in her government role she had achieved national news recognition for her accomplishments. She was also a member of the choir and had a lovely voice. He would often thank her for using […]

When Try Harder is Not the Answer

Research shows that 9 out of 10 pastors feel worn out and overworked. 75% would describe themselves as “highly or extremely stressed out.” In my conversations with pastors, I hear many of the same themes. They feel overworked and trapped by the busyness of ministry. They would like the church to grow but feel stuck […]

The Eden Pattern on Monday Morning

What do you feel when you look at your community? If you are like most leaders I know, you carry a burden for your community – for those who don’t have a shepherd. You see those bound by sin, walking in darkness and deceived by the enemy, and you, like Jesus, are moved with compassion. […]

Bizinstry: what if we took a new approach?

This article by Jeff Greer and Chuck Proudfit is reprinted with permission from OUTCOMES MAGAZINE. For most of us in leadership, resources never seem to keep pace with vision. Whether you’re running a church or a nonprofit organization, donations tend to fall short of needs with frustrating regularity. Taking initiative to tackle this, we started […]

Resources for Marketplace Ministry

Dear Marketplace Leader, TFN is working diligently to develop a robust marketplace track. God is moving powerfully in the marketplace in this hour and we want to embrace that move and do all we can to extend the kingdom of God in the marketplace. Our prayer is that these resources help you in your ministry. […]

Marketplace Chaplains

Dear Pastor, As part of our Marketplace Ministry, I would like to identify everyone in the Fellowship who serves (or wants to serve) as a chaplain in the civilian world. This includes those who work with first responders, the medical field, athletics, manufacturing, transportation, or any other workplace (excluding the military, which falls under a […]

How to minister in times of crisis

This year has proven to be exceptionally challenging. We have experienced circumstances not seen in a lifetime: a nation-wide quarantine, new rules for social distancing, and many individuals prevented from earning an income. Never have we seen so many people wearing masks, gloves, and living in a state of fear and anxiety. All of this […]