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Category Archives: Thoughts from Mark

Where Have All the Bad Boys Gone? (Thoughts from Mark)

Where Have All the Bad Boys Gone? (Thoughts from Mark)

A successful and lasting kingdom is so because it advances. Advancement is the pushing out of limitations and boundaries. It is the vanquishing of foes, and any opposition, to the spread of its influence. This push is not for the faint of heart. It takes those who are stouthearted. Those with foreheads of bronze and… Continue Reading



10 Pitfalls to Full-time Ministry

10 Pitfalls to Full-time Ministry

1. Disconnect From Those You Lead  Your most-needed trait in ministry is relevance.   When your spiritual “sound” does not harmonize with the daily life of those you lead, a subconscious wall goes up in the heart.  People will agree with the message but not internalize it for life change.  That’s because the people spend… Continue Reading



The Contradiction {Thoughts from Mark}

For out of the heart come evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, slanders. These are the things which defile the man.  Matt 15:19-20 God sees not as man sees, for man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.  1 Sam 16:7 In Isaiah, the Lord says that with… Continue Reading



Let Life Live {Thoughts from Mark}

  There is always the temptation to systematize something organic.  It’s common to do so.  What’s missed is the reality that to be organic mandates a hidden structure and design.  It’s just not one man created.   It is our role to steward the created design in the organic for maximum growth and output.  This… Continue Reading



Letter to the Core {Mark Durniak}

Hello All: As our next CORE gathering draws closer, I felt it important to keep the vision for the CORE in front of all us.  Click here to see the event Why do we gather?  We love one another.  The resulting culture of that shared love is contagious.  It looks for places to go and… Continue Reading



 

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