A Blog by David A Posthuma

Articles for Church Leaders by David A. Posthuma

The Lord has enabled David A. Posthuma to author dozens of articles published in pastoral resource magazines, including REV!, Ministry Today, Ministry Magazine, Leadership Journal, Children’s Ministry Magazine, Christianity Today, among many others. In addition, David A. Posthuma authored two traditionally published books entitled: Made for a Mission, and eShift. Finally, David designed all the assessments offered within AssessME.org.

Preparing for Mission, part 1

You are Royal How do you see yourself? When you attend a social activity, how do you introduce yourself? How do you describe yourself to others? Does the interaction go something like this? “Hi, my name is David”. “So, David, what do you do?” “I‘m a Ministry Systems Designer”. “Oh really…Who do you work for?” […]

How to Use Small Groups to Launch AssessME.org

Benchmark Small Group Strategies Small groups can be a wonderful venue for launching and supporting AssessME.org within your church. However, to be successful with AssessME.org, it should not simply be seen by staff and the congregation as merely a small group learning or discussion series. Churches that are successful with AssessME.org make AssessME a fully […]

Church Programs vs. Authentic Community

My wife is quick to point out my errors, particularly when I commit the linguistic sin of hyperbole. Hyperbole occurs whenever we exaggerate or inflate our position in the hope that our twist-of-truth will bolster our argument. I was reminded of hyperbole when I recently read a blog by Rev. Erik Parker entitled: “Want to […]


Ready for Fall Kick-Off?

5 Steps to Getting the Right Person in the Right Role Have you ever had a nagging feeling that you forgot something? Many ministry leaders have this nagging feeling as they are preparing for their ministry programming for Fall Kick-Off. They may question: “Do I have the right people on my teams”? Or, “Do I […]

Test Yourself

Test Yourself 2 Corinthians 13:5 – “Examine yourselves to see whether you are in the faith; test yourselves. Do you not realize that Christ Jesus is in you—unless, of course, you fail the test?” Several years ago, while conducting workshops at a national pastor’s conference, I encountered a twenty-something woman who looked troubled. I struck up […]

Your People are an Army!

Your People are an Army! Your people, those who attend your church, represent an incredible Kingdom army. Sadly, however, most of the army remains in basic training and are never released to fight in the battle. They want to serve, but church soldiers often do not understand how they are to serve. 2 Corinthians 10:4 states: […]