Stories from Church Starters

Sudden Change

Sudden Change

  When I played football in college at Alabama A&M University (Go Bulldogs!) my coaches would always talk about how to deal with sudden change. In nearly every game there were instances where the momentum would change suddenly. It could be an interception or...

Giving Our All to Jesus

Giving Our All to Jesus

“A man who won’t die for something, is not fit to live.” (Martin Luther King, Jr) Are we willing to live in total surrender to Jesus to the point of death?

“I Am Praying for You.”

“I am praying for you.” Those were the parting words shared with us by Pastor Florel Mondesir, following our recent visit to his church on the outskirts of Port-au-Prince, Haiti. We met him and his wife while on a vision trip to Haiti with Compassion International....

Creating Culture

Creating Culture

The culture at the time of Jesus Christ was one in which tradition was the order of the day, Rome was in power, and the Jewish Chief Priests were the leading spiritual guides. Gentiles were excluded from spiritual conversations, spiritual blessings and the spiritual...

A Leadership Dilemma: Leading with Vocational Integrity

A Leadership Dilemma: Leading with Vocational Integrity

Church Starters are often presented with a leadership dilemma - leading with vocational integrity. With high levels of stress due to an abundance of unknowns and unsettled questions, the church starter may find him/herself in a vulnerable situation.  Two common...

Nuggets of Wisdom

Nuggets of Wisdom

Hello everyone. We are Fredricc and Kan’Dace Brock,  lead pastors of The Message Church in San Antonio, Texas. Though recently commissioned, our journey started 4 years ago following a move from an established church in Michigan back to our home state of Texas. After...