The Perseverance of Christ on the Cross

My prayer is that even though we are physically quarantined, we might be spiritually liberated like never before. That in the hours leading up to Easter, as we fix our focus on Christ on the cross, we’ll be awed afresh by the glorious manifestation of God’s love – immeasurably wide, unspeakably high, unfathomably long, indescribably deep. Christ on the cross …

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Five Functions of an Executive Pastor

The executive pastor role is considered vital for medium to large size churches. Yet the core functionality of executive pastors is often misunderstood or overlooked. With an assist from xpastor.org, and taking into account over 12 years of serving as an executive pastor with three different churches, Mike Gafa explains how executive pastors perform five essential functions. Watch the video …

Three Kinds of Results – Whiteboard Wednesday Season 8: Episode 16

On today’s Whiteboard Wednesday video, Mike Gafa gives insight on three kids of results churches need to be tuned into, and that are vital in different yet intertwined ways. Adapted from Innovating Discipleship by Will Mancini, today’s content can be a game-changer for pastors and church leaders.

Dine & Drive! Free Church Planter Event

Are you a church planter, or a future church planter? Are you a church leader with a desire to learn more about how to develop your leaders to become church planters? Are you planning to be at Exponential Chicago on November 5-6? If you answered “yes” to the questions above, please join us in Chicago for the first annual Luminex Dine & …

Facing our Blind Spots – Whiteboard Wednesday Season 7: Episode 11

Whether we want to acknowledge it or not, we all have blind spots. Simply put, we don’t know what we can’t see. On today’s Whiteboard Wednesday video, Mike Gafa guides us through how to face our blind spots, and how to proactively maintain healthy spiritual peripheral vision.