Michael Nations Returns For Another Episode!
Michael Nations, founder of The Vital Initiative, joins the guys to once again proclaim the value and importance of small church ministry! He first joined us on episode 176.
Michael has been the pastor of Clyde Church of God in North Carolina for the past 23 years.
Pastor Nations was frustrated and disillusioned when all around him he heard the success stories of the large church pastors and mega church pastors. He had tried and tried, and yet his church would not break the 100 barrier. Coming to the end of himself and his ministry, God met him "in the shower" after his son challenged his attitude of not wanting to attend some church meetings. He shares this story with us, and what ultimately became the impetus for The Vital Initiative!
Michael is with the Church of God Cleveland, and he travels around the U.S. encouraging pastors of smaller churches. Michael shares his own story of frustration and feelings of failure, and how he turned this around to achieve great influence in encouraging other pastors of small churches in his own denomination. He is recognized by his national denominational leaders as a pastor of value and encouragement to the Church of God!
Michael talked about small church stories - at this link called Ministry on the Margins.
I have listened to a lot of these podcasts, but I don't leave a lot of comments (this may be my first one actually, I can't remember). But I just wanted to say that I LOVED this podcast! So challenging, touching, and encouraging!
7/7/2016 12:41:30 am
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