Gary Rohrmayer

Dealing with Tragic Loss

By Gary Rohrmayer

Last week I found out that one of our former youth pastors, DB Antrim, died suddenly.  My heart immediately felt pierced by pain for him, his wife and children. I remember DB as a fun loving and effective youth minister and I wondered...

Three Strategies of Outreach

By Gary Rohrmayer 

Last month we helped leaders understand the spheres of outreach that exists within their community. Today we are going to move from understanding to implementation. If we, as leaders, are going to create a system that will stimulate evangelistic activity throughout the local church then we will have to develop strategies for each sphere within our community. To help us think through the issues I forced...

Spiritual Warfare Series Overview

By Gary Rohrmayer

Hands

Argentinean leader Ed Silvoso said, “The Church in the West today presents too easy a target for Satan. We do not believe we are at war. We do not know where the battleground is located, and, in spite of our weapons, they are neither loaded nor aimed at the right target. We are unaware of how vulnerable we are. We are better fitted for a parade that for an amphibious landing.”

The Apostle Paul wrote to the...

6 Negative Effects of Over Staffing Your Church

By Gary Rohrmayer

"Like an archer who wounds at random is one who hires a fool or any passer-by." (Proverbs 26:10)  Careless hiring can have damaging effects on a community of faith. Overstaffing can have the same effect. Overstaffing often hurts the church, the mission and relationships. 

Here are a few ways overstaffing can negatively impact the church:

1) It affects volunteerism in the...

Converge MidAmerica Pastoral Search Services Welcomes Scott Wilson to Bethel Baptist Church

By Gary Rohrmayer

Wilson Family

In May of 2013, Bethel Baptist Church in Galesburg, IL partnered with Converge MidAmerica to find their next senior pastor.  Bethel was seeking to fill this large leadership void in light of Pastor Lee Johnson’s pending retirement after 26 years of faithful service. Converge...

Quiet Thoughts for Driven Leaders - Prayer

By Gary Rohrmayer

Prayer! That word to a driven leader evokes feelings of frustration and guilt. Frustration with our ability to slow down and commune with God without one hundred ideas, to do's and leadership issues racing through our minds. Feeling guilty from the sheer lack of prayer in our lives. Every driven leader says, "I know I ought to pray more" and yet struggles with making it a priority. Today let Fenelon'...

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