Prayer is a Partnership

Prayer, its where our hearts first enter God’s stories of glory. We pray because we want to align ourselves with the stories God will tell with cooperative hearts. Prayer is about partnership, its about covering, its about listening and responding. This past year God has begun to teach me the difference between shrugging my shoulders…

More Than We Could Ask or Imagine?

Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us… (Ephesians 3:20) What a line. Immeasurably more than all I can ask or imagine? Really? If that is true, I need to reach higher, imagine deeper, ask for more…

Caring for Our Pastors

By Brian Riddle When I was studying for pastoral ministry I was assigned a paper to write in which I was required to interview several pastors. I asked them a variety of questions about their time leading churches and shepherding God’s people. One of the questions was, “what is the hardest thing about being a…

Anatomy of a Successful Community Group

What does a successful Community Group look like? Having been in charge of Redeemer’s Community Groups for several years now I’ve been trying to get a pulse on what is a successful group. I genuinely believe that groups with a SIMPLE and CLEAR VISION have been extremely effective in Kingdom growth. The leader doesn’t have…

Leaning In: Prayer that Brings us Closer to God

My Fears in Prayer When the prospect of joining the prayer team was first presented to me, I had a lot of questions. How was I supposed to engage in spiritual warfare? What if someone came to me for physical healing prayer? What if I prayed for one thing and the exact opposite ended up…