I have been in the ministry since I was twenty years old. I am currently Executive Pastor at Calvary Church in Orland Park, Illinois. www.calvaryop.org
I have been in primary Church ministry, as well as, ministering in many social causes. I have worked for World Relief, Central Baptist Children’s Services and Adventures In Missions.
I have always been concerned that the Church has fallen woefully short on fulfilling the mission that Christ gave to us to love the world. Instead of having Churches that are mission stations, helping those in need, we have created “country clubs” meeting our own needs. I have written about this in my book, Close to the Heart of God. I believe part of this is due to the fact that we do not teach on the Spiritual Gifts.
Now, I will be the first one to say that the topic of Spiritual Gifts is full of ambiguity and is difficult to understand, but we must try. If the church is going to be relevant in the future then we must be involved in ministry using the gifts that He has given us.
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