Dating church member
It seems that over 37 years of walking with the Lord and in ministry, the Lord has allowed John and Barb to be associated with various ministries before they started getting off balance, then moving them on, taking the best part of things learned with them.
John is the author of "Pursuing the Seasons of God" and 'Return of the First Church'.
Barb even attended John’s confirmation in the Episcopal church when they were 12 years old.Now, this morning we're going to be looking and learning about the second characteristic of the church member of my dreams, and that's what I want to call a committed membership. Now, the ladies that work on my library will tell you that that's nothing new. But, the title of this book really got my attention.So, I bought the book and I read the book and I liked it so much and I got so much out of it that I picked up several copies that we have made available for you to pick up today after the service back in the foyer.And after dozens, perhaps a few hundred, of these conversations, I see patterns.These patterns become warning signs for any of us, lest we be so naïve to think we have no vulnerabilities.In the fall of 2000 Peter Wagner asked John to become the Educational Advisor to the Apostolic Council of Educational Accountability (ACEA), the group of Bible schools around the world affiliated with Peter and Global Harvest Ministries.He also became a faculty member of the Wagner Leadership Institute (WLI), based out of the World Prayer Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado.John served as Associate Director of Victory Bible Institute, the Bible school of Victory Christian Center, and then became Executive Director where he served for three years.Resigning in the summer of 2000, he began traveling and teaching in churches and Bible schools all over the country.Their first year of marriage they worked for the PTL Club in Charlotte, North Carolina, learning alot about how to do and not to do ministry!They moved to the Tulsa, Oklahoma area in 1979, and John graduated from Rhema Bible Training Center in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma in 1980.