July 17th, 2014
ATTN NEXTGEN LEADERS!
Something incredible is happening in these exciting times we live in. There is a transition from the former generation of leaders to the new generation. God is putting YOU on the scene for this critical time in history! I believe that YOU are CALLED for this moment to make an IMPACT on your generation! This desire for impact has been my cry for over a decade. Through blood, sweat, and tears (and a whole lot of trial and error) the Lord has given me a model for youth ministry that I believe will impact your ministry in a supernatural way.
My heart is to impart this model to 10k nextgen leaders who can run with the call on their life and effect our generation with the powerful message of the Cross. The first step in this mandate is a webinar called 300&Beyond: Unlocking the Secrets to Explosive Harvest. This will be a 12-week webinar that airs live each week for 60-90 min. All sessions will be digitally recorded and available to watch at your convenience. We will cover topics such as: Establishing a prayer culture, How to hold powerful Evangelistic gatherings, Raising up dynamic leaders, and building the Dream Team. Each week will offer incredible insights on the most frequently asked questions by youth leaders.
This webinar is not limited to full time youth ministers. It is for part-time, bi-vocational, volunteer, or even church staff in other departments. Check out all the information at http://youthpastoru.com and register today to secure your place in this transformational opportunity! For Him, Joel Stockstill
June 30th, 2014
Here is the July reading plan. Will post to link as pdf asap. thanks!
Tue 1 Gen 1-3 Psa 1 Matt 1-2
Wed 2 Gen 4-6 Psa 2 Matt 3-4
Thu 3 Gen 7-9 Psa 3 Matt 5
Fri 4 Gen 10-12 Psa 4 Matt 6-7
Sat 5 Gen 13-15 Psa 5 Matt 8-9
Mon 7 Gen 16-18 Psa 6 Matt 10
Tue 8 Gen 19-21 Psa 7 Matt 11-12
Wed 9 Gen 22-24 Psa 8 Matt 13-14
Thu 10 Gen 25-27 Psa 9 Matt 15
Fri 11 Gen 28-30 Psa 10 Matt 16-17
Sat 12 Gen 31-33 Psa 11 Matt 18-19
Mon 14 Gen 34-36 Psa 12 Matt 20
Tue 15 Gen 37-39 Psa 13 Matt 21-22
Wed 16 Gen 40-42 Psa 14 Matt 23-24
Thu 17 Gen 43-45 Psa 15 Matt 25
Fri 18 Gen 46-48 Psa 16 Matt 26
Sat 19 Gen 49-50 Psa 17 Matt 27-28
Mon 21 Exo 1-3 Psa 18 Mk 1-2
Tue 22 Exo 4-6 Psa 19 Mk 3
Wed 23 Exo 7-9 Psa 20 Mk 4-5
Thu 24 Exo 10-12 Psa 21 Mk 6-7
Fri 25 Exo 13-15 Psa 22 Mk 8
Sat 26 Exo 16-18 Psa 23 Mk 9-10
Mon 28 Exo 19-21 Psa 24 Mk 11-12
Tue 29 Exo 22-24 Psa 25 Mk 13-14
Wed 30 Exo 25-27 Psa 26 Mk 15-16
Thu 31 Exo 28-30 Psa 27 Lk 1
June 15th, 2014
(Many of you have seen repetitive posts from my request for transplant candidates written back in Dec. This was a malfunction of Facebook and not something intentionally sent by me! In light of this, I thought it good to update everyone on where things stand.)
As we near the end of the first half of 2014 I wanted to give an update on my opportunity for kidney transplant. Many of you have prayed and some have even volunteered the use of one of your kidneys. This is very moving! Amie and I are forever grateful for the love and support that you have shown.
After writing to you at the end of last year about the need for a living donor, the response was overwhelming. In fact, the staff at Johns Hopkins was immediately surprised and overwhelmed with many people interested in helping. One worker remarked, “you must be a special guy, ’cause we are getting bombarded with potential candidates for your transplant.” Due to this overwhelming response, the system of screening was quickly overrun (they are used to 1 maybe 2 candidates per patient). At this point, they stopped allowing anyone to be screened until they can follow up on all the candidates that have come forward. The only exception to this would be blood relatives in my immediate family (for which there are several at this point, praise God!).
The greatest need in this season is your prayers that the process, that seems to be moving slower than conceivably possible, would be accelerated and the match identified quickly. Our goal is to have this matching done and a surgery scheduled by the end of this calendar year. We believe that this is the year! Have no doubt, we will stand for healing no matter what! Our hope will not be shaken and the miracle of long life will be achieved by God’s grace.
Thank you again for standing with us and bathing this situation in prayer. Jesus is still on the throne and many lives are being touched in the meantime. The prophetic voice is going forth and Jesus is being glorified!
Even when there was no reason for hope, Abraham kept hoping—believing that he would become the father of many nations. For God had said to him, “That’s how many descendants you will have!” And Abraham’s faith did not weaken, even though, at about 100 years of age, he figured his body was as good as dead—and so was Sarah’s womb. Rom. 4:18-19
June 11th, 2014
JOB DESCRIPTION CRISIS
There seems to be a job description crisis for the modern, generational minister that must be addressed and clarified in order to see a renewed sense of progress in the Kingdom. Is it the job of the preacher\proclaimer to befriend everyone and convince them of God’s love and grace with no obligation to God’s standard? Is it a sign of success in ministry to gain “favor” with higher and higher profile celebrities and “serve” them by being their friend while never confronting the issues of sin in their life that the enemy uses to lead millions astray? Is it the job of a minister of the Gospel to figure out how to water down the message enough to reach everyone and not alienate anyone with a Gospel that Jesus described as a “narrow way”? With some of the most popular (yes, popular) ministers and evangelists today preaching a halfGospel that would make most success seminars look radical, there is great confusion as to whether we are to hold the line of holiness. Should we release the Holy Spirit to take the Gospel and “convict, convince, and judge” (Jn16:8) or simply just present the pleasant tenants of our faith and lead people to believe that they are either already right with God or with no repentance be ok? All of this is the confusion of the enemy and is obviously his attempt to keep the real Gospel hidden. He hides gospel truth behind the illusion of a man centered message that has everything to do with acceptance and emotion and nothing to do with sacrifice and surrender.
Excerpt from #halfGospel ebook. Coming soon!