Turnaround Fellowship 9, Increased Ministry Skill, part 1

Click on the 6.5 minute video below for part 1 on the need for increased ministry skill in Churches of Christ.

Dr. Tim Spivey is Lead Planter of New Vintage Church in San Diego, California. He is the author of numerous articles and one book, "Jesus: The Powerful Servant." A sought after speaker for events, Tim also serves as Adjunct Professor of Religion at Pepperdine University. Tim serves as a church consultant, and his writings are featured on ChurchLeaders.com, Church Executive magazine, Faith Village, Sermon Central, and Giving Rocket.

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2 thoughts on “Turnaround Fellowship 9, Increased Ministry Skill, part 1

  1. Tim, I agree whole-heartily with your statements. Churches of Christ need to take a step back and honestly evaluate if what they are doing is really working. If they are really reaching the lost like they should be. If they are discipleing (spelling error?) new Christians as they should be, etc. I think it would be great if our churches decided what we wanted to be, who we wanted to reach out to and find churches who are effectively doing that, and learn from them. And yes, sending a few members to school and/or to various ministry seminars and lectureships to be effectively trained in ministry to effectively lead in these ministry efforts to win the lost for Jesus and then effectively assimilate them into the Lord’s body. Thank you for your thoughts Tim! God bless you, your family, and the work y’all are doing in San Diego and the San Diego area. God bless. Grace and Peace :}

  2. Agree, agree, agree… However, it seems before we can address what it will take to ‘bear fruit’ that we must get past our insanity of trying the same thing and expecting different results. Or, if I may, we need to stop trying to pour new wine into old wineskins. I have heard more than a few churches state their frustration with small groups as something they tried but it did not work for them. But what seems to be common is their attempt at small groups while also holding on to the Sunday evening or Wednesday evening assembly in order to soothe the preferences of a certain segment of the church membership. Therein seems to be one of the challenges we face.
    Grace and peace,
    P.S. Thanks for taking time to do this series. I have benefited from it much.