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My name is Tom Rupli, and I am the Executive Director of Open Bible East Churches, a group of 50+ churches, 180 or so pastors and ministers, and a whole bunch of great people who comprise the Open Bible East family. I am a relative newcomer to Open Bible Churches, receiving my Open Bible credentials in 1993 when the church where I pastored, New Life Church, an independent body in Petersburg, MI, affiliated with Open Bible Churches. New Life had experienced a painful internal struggle (I will skip the gory details) and had found itself in the uncomfortable position of ...
Open Bible East ministry priorities: Ministerial Health Healthy ministers who love the Lord and love people lead well, and retreats, conferences, and coaching encourage the health of our Open Bible East ministers. Church Health Healthy church leaders grow healthy churches where people are loved, renewed, equipped, and deployed into ministry. Church Planting Because the most effective way to spread the love of Jesus Christ is through planting new churches, Open Bible East is determined to recapture the church planting zeal of the early church. Emerging Leaders Open Bible East "musters emerging leaders" by partnering with local church pastors as well as national and international training opportunities. Available avenues ...
Have you seen the television show that describes the “Dirty Jobs” that people do? And have you ever wondered why in the world somebody would do that job?
Heh, wait a minute! That list pretty much describes what pastoring a church can be like, and how in the world did you end up covered with so much dirt?
For some reason, America has made a critical mistake. When we say the word “church”, the thought of brick and mortar comes to mind, maybe something a little cold and drafty,or slightly stuffy and out of touch. But when Jesus said He would build His Church, what He meant was that He was building
Elijah had won the greatest victory of his storied career! He had just whooped on 400 prophets of Baal and now he’s holed up in a cave totally depressed! “How did I end up here?” (have you ever said that to yourself?).