Category Archives: Ministry

The Ministry of Blogging

This time of the year, around the Biblical (Jewish) new year, I usually take some time to consider what I am doing and what I’m involved in, particularly in the way of ministry. The process started two weekends ago at a church men’s retreat. I received some very useful words and a number of insightful prayers during that weekend. I came away encouraged and believing that the Lord was still calling me to participate in blogging as a form of ministry. Read more »

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Biblical New Year -A Time For Introspection and Change

The high holy days of the Jewish calendar began at sundown Friday 9/22/06 -Rosh Hashanah and continue through nightfall on October 2-Yom Kippur. You ask, what significance does this has for Christians? The Jewish calendar is Biblical and God still seems to honor it in many ways. Read more »

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Crossing Over

I just spent an incredible weekend at Forest Home Christian Camp with 120 men from my home church (Vineyard CC-Laguna Niguel), what a blessing; but also what a life changing event. The subject for the weekend was “crossings”–the main text was taken from Numbers 13 and 14. I believe that the subject of crossing over into ‘the promise land’ is one of the prevailing themes that the Holy Spirit is bringing to the church today. Read more »

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New WebSite For Testimonies

If you need to be uplifted and encouraged or emboldened, see the new VCC Testimonies website. The site publishes testimonies and praise reports from Vineyard Community Church in Laguna Niguel, California USA.

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“The Central Event: Experiencing The Power Of The Father’s Love”

by Ed Piorek, (Cape Town, South Africa: Vineyard Int. Pub., 2005, 166 pgs.)

Ed Piorek is a long time pastor (now Pastor Emeritus of Vineyard CC Laguna Niguel Calif.), who traveled extensively with John Wimber during the 1980’s and early 90’s. He now heads the Father Loves You Ministries (an international conference ministry) and travels occasionally with John Arnott (Toronto Airport CF). Pastor Ed identifies the baptism of Jesus as ‘the central event’ in the ministry of our Lord. It actually came at the beginning of his ministry, but it was a major point of empowerment and a confirmation of the Father’s love. Two other events in the ministry of Jesus were similar; ‘The Transfiguration’, and the Mount of Olives. Each event reminded Jesus of the Father’s love and strengthened him for the events to come. Read more »

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