Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Upcoming EGGstravaganza

Coming Easter Sunday
April 24 @ 10AM
We are going to be hosting an
EGGstravaganza
Click here for the FLYER
and Here for Directions.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Winning Word for the Day

Good morning Winners. The winning word for the day is "green up". Okay I know that is two words, but you get the picture. Everything you need to grow and produce for the Kingdom is already in you. God spoke: “Earth, green up! Grow all varieties of seed-bearing plants, every sort of fruit-bearing tree.” And there it was. Genesis 1:11 Message Bible. We are dirt from the beginning we have had what we need already in us at the core of what we are.

Friday, March 25, 2011

Winning Word for the Day

Wow! A lot of people seem really glad that Friday is here?!?! Can I tell you that your focus should not be on the day you escape to hide in your cave, but the day you face your giant.  Those days you get up and do the little things in life that prove faithfulness -- like toting cheese.  Faithfulness is your
"Measure of FAITH"
what you do with it will determine how your destiny will interact with God's divine will. 

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Winning Word for the Day

"Winning is not a sometime thing; it's an all time thing. You don't win once in a while, you don't do things right once in a while, you do them right all the time. Winning is a habit. Unfortunately, so is losing." Vince Lombardi

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

A Challenge Like Never Before


My wife and I returned a couple of weeks ago from a pastor's retreat, and I must say I was challenged like I hadn't been in a while concerning my own sphere of influence.  We each have a "Sphere of Influence", and what we do with it is OUR MINISTRY.  I use the term sphere purposefully to convey that you not only have people around you, but also beneath, and even above you that you have influence on.  See, because in the Kingdom, everything is backwards to our little dirt minds.  We all can witness to the homeless person under the overpass or the orphan in the foster home, but we haven't grasped the Kingdom fact that we are to also minister to the business owner,  a CPA or even the CEO of the company.


The presentation at the retreat was unlike any in my remembrance.  Not just because of the challenge, but also because of its simplicity.  We in the church world try, in our natural efforts, to constantly make things much harder than they are intended to be in the Kingdom.  The pitch was simply this: as the pastor and representing your church pick 3 to 5 local "Kings of the Marketplace".  Go to their place of business and let them know we are going to be praying for you and your company for one month, and even be so bold to ask "is there anything specific we can pray with you about?".  This straightforward uncomplicated method of Kingdom Advancement and Marketplace Ministry is now going to be utilized by us on a regular basis.  The fact is they are good at what they do -- thus why they are in business.  The fact is, I/we should be good at what I/we are and do -- thus why I/we are called "Christians".  We are excited about the interaction in the marketplace and our sphere of influence that this challenge has created.  Don't sit idly by.  Get up and run the race God has commanded you to run and let's make a difference for the Kingdom.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Spring Declaration

You lazy fool, look at an ant. Watch it closely; let it teach you a thing or two. Nobody has to tell it what to do. All summer it stores up food; at harvest it stockpiles provisions. So how long are you going to laze around doing nothing? How long before you get out of bed? A nap here, a nap there, a day off here, a day off there, sit back, take it easy-do you know what comes next?  Just this: You can look forward to a dirt-poor life, poverty your permanent houseguest! Always cooking up something nasty. (Proverbs 6:6-11 Message Bible)

Today is the first full day of Spring 2011 -- Don't let the day come and go, and not take the opportunity to set some things in motion for the rest of the coming year.  Yesterday at Winners Church we set in motion a goal, a challenge, an opportunity to take what we are learning and growing in and be full of faith and share it with whomever God puts in our path.  We in the church world are not suffering from malnourishment or lack; we are suffering from obesity and laziness.  We have sat at the table of abundance and blessing for so long we can't get up and walk, much less run the race we have been called to win.  So, on this first day of spring -- revamp your new years resolution with a Spring Declaration -- to be faithful in the little things, diligent with the trivial tasks, and store up some stockpiles for the Kingdom!

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Winning word for the day

Pride is the the root for the inability to receive.
Sent from my iPhone

Friday, March 18, 2011

Winning Word for the Day

In the words of a comic strip child named Calvin...  I go to school, but I never learn what I want to know.
In church unfortunately, it happens the same way for many individuals.  God is trying to provide us with His wisdom and all "we want is..."

Monday, March 14, 2011

Spring Forward After Service

It's not like you really got up at 2:13 AM to "spring" your clock forward... So from this point forward... It will happen after service.

WOW! What a weekend!  We had a great service yesterday, and have had so many wonderful comments about the "Moving Forward" together.  This will now become a tradition or hallmark here at the Winners Church.

The Azalea Festival Outreach was also amazing.  We had the opportunity to touch about 6000-6500 people on Sunday afternoon.  We prayed for laser beam focus to reach exactly whom God wanted us to minister.  Stay tuned for encounter feedbacks.

Friday, March 11, 2011

DON'T SET YOUR CLOCKS BACK ON SATURDAY!!!

Good Morning Winners
I am calling an audible
DO NOT SET YOUR CLOCKS FORWARD ON SATURDAY!!!
We will change the time on Sunday after service is complete.
I want us in UNITY to symbolically and actually MOVE FORWARD TOGETHER.
Don't miss this opportunity to invite someone to get their extra hours sleep and still come with you to church.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

The trial & errors of doing your own website.

This has been quite the endeavor.  It has been about a month long process of acquiring our URL (our website name) back from the company that was "hosting" it, and transferring it to another company that can advance at a similar pace with technology (plus they even provide real life actual phone support).  This exercise in "Internet Technology" was a must to facilitate making timely and current updates to our website, and allow for new and newer technologies as they are introduced.  This process is similar to getting the deed to your home, which you own, from the bank which held the financing.  "IT" -- once "IT" -- is done, seems much easier than while you are walking through the process.  However while you are progressing from one phase to the next with massive amounts of "knowledge deficiency," "IT" can seem overwhelming.  The key -- Don't Quit!

I have been able in the course of a short afternoon to create, develop, adjust, add and manipulate our website more than in the previous four years since its original launch.

Exciting is not even close to what I am feeling about this opportunity to share and link people for the advancement of the KINGDOM.

Welcome to the Winners Church

Welcome to the newly revised Winners Church website.  We are excited about now having complete access, ability to build and update now through some new processes.  Stay tuned and come back to see the changes and additions as we grow and develop our ministries online.