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.


Flower Power

Years ago, when I was a young pastor in my twenties, the Lord used me to start a new outreach church within a community devoid of healthy churches. Most of the people who came to our outreach ministry had little or no church background. What church experience community members had, they disliked passionately. As a […]

Discovering Your God-Given Purpose

By Shana Schutte “There once was a man who netted three trout from a mountain stream and carefully placed them side-by-side on a thick patch of grass. Before he removed them from the water, they were like a liquid ballet in motion. Fluid. Graceful. Vibrant. Alive. After he netted them, it was another story. As […]

Finishing Our Work

As we approach Easter, we turn our attention to Christ’s days preceding his crucifixion, death, and resurrection. In John 17, we find Jesus’ “Priestly Prayer”. This prayer is a model for us to see how Christ now stands in God’s presence interceding for us. Look at Hebrews 7:23-25… 23 Now there have been many of […]

Free eBook Download for Church Leaders New to AssessME.org

Free eBook Download Title – BETTER TOGETHER: The Top 5 Strategies to Maximize Volunteer Mobilization For many churches, volunteer mobilization is a never-ending plea for more help. Announcements in the church program. Announcements in Sunday services. Announcements on the church website. All these announcements may provide some support, but while these volunteers are good-hearted people, are they […]

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Preparing for Our Mission, Part 3

Promoted to Royalty Your world is at war. You were born into a world of chaos and destruction, pain, and division that so often typifies war. And as with all wars, you are expected to choose which side in this war you will support. Revelation 12:7-9 tells us how the war began… “7And there was […]

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Preparing for Mission, Part 2

Getting Childish   Isaiah 11:6 (New International Version) “The wolf will live with the lamb, the leopard will lie down with the goat, the calf and the lion and the yearling together; and a little child will lead them.”   See Yourself as Childish: Isaiah 11:6 envisions a future time when Christ’s Kingdom is made […]