Posts tagged with ‘prayer’

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Our Vision of God

by Gary Johnson

Every January we as a family of Common Ground come together at our annual All Church Visionary Gathering. The purpose of these gatherings is to acknowledge where we’ve been with God, and to look ahead and dream and to cast a vision of what God wants from His church and where we are headed as […]

A Pastor’s Prayer (Part 5)

by Gary Johnson

Merry Christmas! Merry Christmas is a traditional greeting during this particular time of year. What are we to make of such a greeting when we wish upon our family and friends a Merry Christmas? Obviously we are wishing for them good fortune and happy times during this traditional holiday season. But is that all there […]

A Pastor’s Prayer (Part 4)

by Gary Johnson

The other day I had some pastors pray for me. And what they prayed for in particular was that God would bless our church and that God’s favor would be upon me. I’ve somewhat wrestled biblically with what exactly we mean when use those phrases. Of course I desire to be blessed by God, and […]

A Pastor’s Prayer (Part 3)

by Gary Johnson

When one thinks about church growth what does one think about? What comes to your mind when people discuss church growth? Believe me, the topic of “church growth” is constantly on the mind and heart of almost every pastor. And sadly in today’s American church this is what characterizes and stigmatizes and distinguishes a supposedly […]

A Pastor’s Prayer

by Gary Johnson

Greetings beloved family of Common Ground, My heart beats for Christ and His beloved bride. My hope and prayer is that we as a family would continue to go deep with God as we cry out to Him for His sustaining grace and power in our lives. Would you please beseech our Lord with me […]