church leaders

Encouraging Believers in Peru

World Challenge Staff

World Challenge’s partners are holding pastor and youth conferences as well as reaching widows and building up the church in South America. 

One of our partners who ministers to a group of churches in Peru sent us this report about how recent events and individual work has been going.

Dancing for Joy Together

World Challenge Staff

“Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice. Let your reasonableness be known to everyone. The Lord is at hand” (Philippians 4:4-5, ESV). 

Scriptures often discuss celebration, and God actually instituted several holidays for his people to rest and worship him. The art of celebration is a regular practice in the Old Testament, and it is echoed in the future wedding feast of the Lamb discussed in Revelation.

The Demonic Deception of Superficial Significance

Seeing major church leaders walk away from the faith has almost become a common feature in the news. Many believers are left asking, “Why? What happened?” In today’s episode, Doug Welbourn joins us to share his insights after years of counseling pastors and church leaders. God offers us freedom from the pressures and hollow promises of culture, but finding our way out of that mindset can feel challenging. Community and good friends will remind us that God’s word satisfies and will never fail. Our Father calls us to be free from earthly standards, to be foolish in the eyes of the world and find heavenly wisdom.

When Church Leaders Stand Alone

Rachel Chimits

October is Clergy Appreciation Month, and we want to encourage believers to take this opportunity to show their support for their church leaders.

In one of his sermons, the pastor of my church talked about an unusual flight he’d had that year. He was talking with the two people in his row; inevitably, one asked what he did for a living, and he explained that he was a pastor.

They were polite but obviously a little uneasy, and the conversation petered off.

Running the Good Race

Rachel Chimits

Pastors around the world need encouragement, refreshment and prayer from their fellow believers.

Recently, Gary Wilkerson, Kelly Wilkerson, Nicky Cruz and Carter Conlon were invited along with other pastors and leaders to speak at a pastors’ conference in Kenya.