Who Is Joyce Meyer?

Joyce Meyer is one of the most popular Christian personalities
in the world and her influence is growing rapidly. With sermons on
receiving emotional healing, overcoming the past, freedom from
condemnation, and more, Joyce Meyer has grown from an associate pastor
at a local St. Louis church to a world wide speaker, author, and
conference host. As evidence of this immense influence, the Joyce Meyer
ministry now has a daily television program that can be seen by upwards
of 2.5 billion people worldwide. In addition, the ministry has a radio
program that is available on hundreds of stations throughout North
America. Furthermore, Joyce Meyer conferences and seminars are well
attended both in America and abroad. The ministry, which once began in
the basement of a home, now requires hundreds of employees and millions
of dollars a month to operate. However, Joyce Meyer’s life is
not the story of a women born into success. Rather, it is the story of
a life which began amidst horrid parental abuse by her father and
continued through an abusive first marriage. But, in what seemed
impossible to many, her life now offers hope of God’s transforming
power to millions worldwide.

Fast Facts:

  • Joyce Meyer Ministries employs over 600 people at our worldwide headquarters in Fenton, Missouri, and over 300 people in our foreign offices.
  • Joyce holds an earned PhD in theology from
    Life Christian University in Tampa, Florida; an honorary doctorate in
    divinity from Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, Oklahoma; and an
    honorary doctorate in sacred theology from Grand Canyon University in
    Phoenix, Arizona.
  • Joyce was ordained over twenty-five years ago.

Links:
Her Biography
Her Ministry Site
Clip of Her Preaching
Frequently Asked Questions

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Things you will NEVER hear a children's pastor say.

Karl Bastian "The Kidologist" Posted this on his site I laughed out loud a few times. It’s nice to know that we are all in this together for the Kingdom of God and for the kids.

Karl’s list is here:

You Will NEVER Hear A Children’s Pastor Say…

1. Let’s start another worship service.

2. Thanks anyway but I have plenty of workers.

3. You don’t have to lock that; nobody will take anything.

4. The facilities director supports everything I do.

5. My budget is way too big.

You can find the rest here……

Mine is here.

You Will NEVER Hear This Children’s Pastor Say…

1. If you need to store anything. The kids wing is the best place.
2. We really would like it if Parents weren’t involved in thier kids spirtual life.
3. I don’t need anyone to help, I can make it on my own.
4. You can’t teach your class this week because there is a guest speaker Thats great.
5. They are JUST kids!

Wet Cement?

I have heard the hearts and minds of children referred to as wet cement. I understand that analogy but I find it a bit to "construction" for me.

I prefer to refer the heart and mind of a child as fertile soil that will one day produce a harvest. They don’t have the hard soil of cynicism, they don’t have the thorns "cares of this world". But the question I would like to ask as a children’s pastor and a father, "What seeds are we planting in the soil that God has entrusted to us". Mark 4:1-8

Children have an unbelievable ability to retain, grow and learn. The kid in video above had to have watched Nacho Libre a few times. Am I condemning the movie? Not at all I watched it (with my 2 year old as well), and loved it, it’s a great movie with a great message. But the message is not life changing and doesn’t have the same power the gospel has.

We have a short window what are we doing with it? Parents, teachers, pastors train up your children in the way they should go…..

George Barna reported
that "the greatest evangelistic window currently available is among
young children." According to the data gathered, children, ages 5
through 13 have a 32 % probability of coming to Christ while teenagers
and adults have just a 4% and 6% probability respectively of doing so.
Barna continued in the report to state "that if a person does not
accept Christ as savior before the age of 14 the likelihood of ever
doing so is slim."


Thom Rainer expressed in his book, The Bridger Generation, that
"the most receptive group in America may very well be an age-related
group . . . More than any other factor-race, class, culture, etc.-age
seems to be the key to receptivity."2 Rainer’s research demonstrated
that over half of Christians today accepted Christ before the age of
13.3 History and experience both reveal that children are a fertile
mission field for the gospel.

Man to Man Defense

"If evolution really works, how
come mothers only have two hands?"

Milton Berle


We are now
experiencing the difficulty of our man to man defense. Before the birth of our second son we could double team our first son we would win most games. Now it’s man to man and when we need fresh legs I keep looking to the bench and there is no one there, I call for a time out only to find out that we have used them all. I can’t imagine what it will be like with three when will have to switch to zone defense. Two kids is fun, but two kids is though. In the end I wouldn’t trade either of them for the world.

How Super Are You?

I just took an online superhero personality test. I think it is important that every children’s pastor and father know what superhero they are. My son’s suspicions are totally confirmed I am superman. I am a little concerned however because Wonder Woman was a close second.

Your results:
You are Superman

Superman
75%
Wonder Woman
66%
The Flash
65%
Robin
63%
Supergirl
56%
Spider-Man
55%
Green Lantern
55%
Hulk
55%
Iron Man
40%
Catwoman
35%
Batman
25%
You are mild-mannered, good,
strong and you love to help others.


Click here to take the Superhero Personality Test