The progression, or “shift,” within the Church over the last 10-20 years is not one that we can boast about. We have adopted a “marketable” prototype, instead of a God-breathed, Holy Spirit infused movement of God.Continue reading
A few years ago, I had my first experience with spiritual abuse.
Compelled to serve God in a radical way, I dropped out of college, gave away all my possessions and moved to Africa, only to be manipulated, controlled and taken advantage of by the leaders in the mission organization.Continue reading
The Life Center is committed to encouraging a debt free lifestyle. We will focusing on teaching people how to become and live 100% debt free. Stay tuned for our classes and seminars coming this year project planning tools.
For those who are familiar with my productions or The Life Center, you may or may not remember our location on Linda Lane. We moved there in 2006 and created many memories on that corner of Branch Ave. From our colorful banners to our many events, Linda Lane “appeared” to be a wise move. After all, it was situated in a prominent location with lots of street traffic.Continue reading
Someone once told me that God’s favor was on my life because of all of the blessings I had been receiving. It made me feel really good but I could not help but to wonder if I was only getting half of the story. While there are several scriptures that speak about the enjoyable and overflowing favor of God, I rarely (if ever) hear about the flip side of favor.Continue reading
Many believe that the King James Version of the Bible is the only translation that Christians should read. Is it the only version authorized by God? Listen to our Bible study call as Elder Lorenzo gives a synopsis on the history of the KJV.Continue reading
How can church leaders ensure that members stay focused on God’s mission and not the leader’s personality?Continue reading
If you attend church long enough, one of the things that you are guaranteed to experience is church conflict. This can be with the pastor or other parishioners. Church conflict can be emotionally hurtful, spiritually draining, and socially damaging to the point where we have to leave that particular local fellowship. However, we need to be mindful that we don’t throw out God in the process.Continue reading
Opportunities to minister are abundant in most churches. Yet in a controlling church, individual areas of ministry are no longer opportunities to serve. They become necessary in order to prove one’s commitment to the organization.Continue reading
There is certainly a place for biblical teaching on spiritual authority. But if a pastor preaches on this subject every Sunday, constantly reminding everyone that he is in charge, you can be sure that trouble is around the corner.Continue reading