REFUEL By Overcoming Obstacles To Your Calling

Unfortunately, there are often barriers and obstacles that get in the way when we try to pursue God’s call with our heart, soul, mind and strength. There may be doubt, fear, bitterness, pride, distance, health issues, financial or resource issues, disobedience, rebellion, opposition from other people, our own insecurities or complacency that holds us back. […]

REFUEL By Clarifying Your Life Purpose

I just finished up a week of teaching young men about how to clarify their life mission/vision at one of the local Christian colleges in our region. It was wonderful to see the ‘aha’ moments when they found out that they did indeed have vision and that it really matters that they protect and pursue […]

REFUEL by Giving Yourself Permission To Rest

In our culture, we wear busyness like a badge on our chest, when in reality it’s not good for our souls; in fact, in today’s culture it’s a much bigger problem for most of us than slothfulness or laziness on the other end of the spectrum. When we are not rested we loose the sparkle […]

Your Associations Determine Your Destination

One of the biggest factors in getting refuelled and staying refuelled is deciding who you allow to influence you– and in what ways you allow them to influence you. The book of Proverbs makes it clear that not only will we encounter people that are wise and supportive to our life mission, we will also encounter […]

REFUEL By Forgiving Your Debtors

Getting rid of bitterness is probably the biggest step you can take towards living freely. One preacher said that in her meetings about 80% of people say that they are carrying some sort of bitterness towards others in their hearts! We are very good at staying mad. We never want to let go of the unjust things […]

REFUEL by Recovering From Disappointment

Ever get hit hard by disappointment? It can destroy you, or you can use it as a launching pad for a better and brighter future! In Psalm 142 we find David hiding in a cave as a fugitive, saying “With my voice I cry out to the Lord. With my voice I plead for mercy to the […]

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The Lost Art of Napping

I just woke up! I am at the end of some much needed holiday time and have awakened refreshed after a long, deep, exquisite afternoon nap! I do not nap because I do not have enough to do. Heaven knows that most days I cannot even remember everything that presses its way on to my […]

8 Characteristics of Successful Church Revitalizations

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April 8, 2015

I have the privilege of working with several churches that wish to see their churches revitalized. This article captures in a concise way the moves that are most likely to bring life back to struggling or plateauing congregations. I appreciate the simplicity of the points brought forward. It is sometimes difficult to pinpoint the steps that churches/organizations need to take, but these are a great starting point!

If you are interested in finding our more about my work in church revitalization consulting fire me a note at robparkman [at] live [dot] ca!