The Restoring Process: Perry Noble, Church, & Ministry | Ep 58

Perry Noble

Perry Noble’s Recent News

Last week former megachurch pastor Perry Noble filed for divorce from his wife of 17 years. This announcement comes just 16 months after being fired from the lead pastor position at the church he planted the same year he was married. This wasn’t the only big news for Pastor Noble in the recent months. Just this past August, Noble filed paperwork to start a new church, called Second Chance Church.

With all this happening, you have to be asking, is it possible that all this “getting back into ministry” stuff is just a skosh too soon? We don’t want to pretend to know exactly how time is necessary to fully heal or for restoration, but what if what Perry needs more than ministry is church? That’s what we’re talking about in this episode.

What do you think? How much time is enough time before re-entering church leadership?

Show Links

Perry Noble official website

Pastor Perry Noble Fired After 16 Years at Newspring Church

Perry Noble files paperwork for new nonprofit, Second Chance Church

Perry Noble Files for Divorce

Newspring Church Answers the Question: Why Hasn’t Perry Noble Been Invited Back to Speak?

Throwback: Ep 23, What if Your Life IS Ministry?

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As Christians we often put a ton of pressure on ourselves to realize our “calling.” We act as if in not discovering our calling we are unable to “do” anything for God. What if it is less about “calling” and more about how we understand “ministry?”

What is Ministry?

The greek word that is commonly translated as “minister” is diakonos. Another way it can be translated is “servant.” Various translations of the bible translate it one of those two ways. What could happen if we begin to translate ministry in the context of servanthood rather than vocation? Maybe ministry is simply giving to and serving others. But what do we give them?

Our Life Poured Out

Eph 4:11-13 says, “And he gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the shepherds and teachers, to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ, until we all attain to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to mature manhood, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ…”

and

2 Cor 5:18-19 says, “All this is from God, who through Christ reconciled us to himself and gave us the ministry of reconciliation; that is, in Christ God was reconciling the world to himself, not counting their trespasses against them, and entrusting to us the message of reconciliation.”

Biblically speaking we are all ministers; given the work of building up, in love, a unified church and bringing the message of reconciliation to the world.

What if our LIFE is ministry? What would the world look like?

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What if Your Life IS Ministry? | Episode 23

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As Christians we often put a ton of pressure on ourselves to realize our “calling.” We act as if in not discovering our calling we are unable to “do” anything for God. What if it is less about “calling” and more about how we understand “ministry?”

What is Ministry?

The greek word that is commonly translated as “minister” is diakonos. Another way it can be translated is “servant.” Various translations of the bible translate it one of those two ways. What could happen if we begin to translate ministry in the context of servanthood rather than vocation? Maybe ministry is simply giving to and serving others. But what do we give them?

Our Life Poured Out

Eph 4:11-13 says, “And he gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the shepherds and teachers, to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ, until we all attain to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to mature manhood, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ…”

and

2 Cor 5:18-19 says, “All this is from God, who through Christ reconciled us to himself and gave us the ministry of reconciliation; that is, in Christ God was reconciling the world to himself, not counting their trespasses against them, and entrusting to us the message of reconciliation.”

Biblically speaking we are all ministers; given the work of building up, in love, a unified church and bringing the message of reconciliation to the world.

What if our LIFE is ministry? What would the world look like?

Make sure you review and rate us on iTunes and share the show with a friend.
image: Calvary Church Planting Network