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Merry Christmas from Luminex!

For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Of the greatness of his government and peace there will be no end. He will reign on David’s throne and over his kingdom, establishing and …

The Battle of Allegiance – Whiteboard Wednesday Season 5: Episode 14

When it comes to making disciples, we are in a constant battle for the attention, affection, and allegiance of people. The tendency to see the world through the lens of binary choices, rather than through the lens of the Kingdom of God, makes the battle all the more difficult, and all the more important. Check out what Wes Tillett has …

Systems Thinking for Church Leaders

On today’s Whiteboard Wednesday, John Messer describes how systems-thinking helps leaders get to reality when what’s real lies beneath the surface. John explains how the common tendency to go for a “quick fix” almost always leads to unintended consequences. Watch today’s video to learn more… but don’t stop there! Be sure to register for the December 12 Luminex Training Event …

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Following God’s Leading in Prayer

I was recently in a gathering of pastors and prayer leaders where the main speaker posed the question, “What is Jesus doing in heaven right now?” His answer: “He’s praying!” Hebrews 7:25 says “… he (Jesus) always lives to intercede for those who come to God through him.” That realization should be of extraordinary inspiration to us as we too …

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SYSTEMS THINKING FOR LEADERS: Uncovering What’s Really Happening at Your Church

Announcing … a Luminex Training Event for Church Leaders SYSTEMS THINKING FOR LEADERS: Uncovering What’s Really Happening at Your Church WHEN: Wednesday, December 12, 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM (lunch included) WHERE: Zion Reformed Church, 4457 36th St SW, Grandville, MI 49418 To understand and lead change, you must first understand systems. In this interactive workshop, John Messer will introduce …

Recognizing God’s Voice – Whiteboard Wednesday Season 5: Episode 13

On today’s Whiteboard Wednesday, Karla Van Otteren expresses her belief that “50% of hearing God is simply paying attention.” Karla gives valuable insight into hearing God’s voice, making the point that while God is always speaking, so many of us are not equipped to hear His voice. Are YOU interested in breaking through the barriers that keep us from hearing …

Prepare, Equip, Inspire – Whiteboard Wednesday Season 5: Episode 12

What if instead of simply recruiting volunteers, we were intentional to prepare people to serve, equip people to serve, and inspire people to serve? In today’s Whiteboard Wednesday, Greg Brower explains why preparing, equipping, and inspiring can make all the difference.

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Praying for Your Ministry

When God calls us to do His work, He provides everything we need to do it. If we ask Him, He will gladly give us the strategies we need as well. The question is, are we asking? When we pray for our ministries, do we ask God to lead us? We present our good ideas and ask for His blessing, …