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Gary Rohrmayer
Chicago, IL
Bringing Encouragment to the Next Generation of Missional Leaders Acts 4:36
Interests: Traveling, Reading, Hiking, Basketball, Green Bay Packers, Chicago Bulls, Chicago Cubs
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Dangerous Prayers! Can prayer be dangerous? Is prayer supposed to be dangerous? Any encounter with a Holy God can be dangerous—not in a life-threatening way, but in a way that can be life altering and soul shaping. All too often... Continue reading
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August 29-30, 2017 Chicago, IL Who Should Attend? This two-day workshop is critical for any denominational, associational or network leader to understand how new churches impact the legacy of your organization. Whether you are a national, regional or local church... Continue reading
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Legendary football coach Paul 'Bear' Bryant said, "Have a plan. Follow the plan, and you'll be surprised how successful you can be. Most people don't have a plan. That's why it's is easy to beat most folks." In a recent... Continue reading
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As a church planter and pastor we baptized adults on a consistent basis. Every time a mom or dad followed Jesus' example through waters of baptism I would receive a call a week later saying that their grade school age... Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2017 at Your Journey Blog with Gary Rohrmayer
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"Like an archer who wounds at random is one who hires a fool or any passer-by." (Proverbs 26:10) Careless hiring can have damaging effects on a community of faith. Overstaffing can have the same effect. Overstaffing often hurts the church,... Continue reading
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When I entered ministry I was given a book on prayer by E.M Bounds. His writing on prayer laid a foundation for me which impacts all everything that I do. Here is a excerpt his book The Possibilities of Prayer... Continue reading
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Two weeks after I received Christ I was invited by my new Christians friends to attend a Saturday seminar on evangelism. To be honest, at that time, I didn't even know what evangelism was or even meant. I was just... Continue reading
Posted Feb 24, 2017 at Your Journey Blog with Gary Rohrmayer
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“Evangelism was the prerogative and duty of every church member ... The ordinary people of the first century church saw it as their job: Christianity was supremely a lay movement, spread by informal missionaries." - Michael Green We will not... Continue reading
Posted Feb 22, 2017 at Your Journey Blog with Gary Rohrmayer
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"Helping to fulfill the Great Commission is the single most important task of the Church. Therefore, developing evangelistic leadership to carry out that mission should be a top priority." - Bill Bright Are your board meetings filled with a burning... Continue reading
Posted Feb 18, 2017 at Your Journey Blog with Gary Rohrmayer
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I am amazed at how many pastoral staff members in local churches are woefully inactive at personally sharing their faith or even explaining the gospel. How does one help their staff or volunteers to increase the number of spiritual conversations... Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2017 at Your Journey Blog with Gary Rohrmayer
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Ed Stetzer once said, “If you want your church to be evangelistic and you yourself are not evangelistic – you are on a fools errand.” If you are going to see the spiritual conversations in your church increase this year... Continue reading
Posted Jan 23, 2017 at Your Journey Blog with Gary Rohrmayer
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Seven years ago I was speaking at one of our historic churches in Detroit that is primarily an African America congregation. I attended the early morning prayer meeting with several older leaders of the church. After the meeting one of... Continue reading
Posted Jan 20, 2017 at Your Journey Blog with Gary Rohrmayer
Many years ago I heard a leader once say that, “Christian leaders usually travel at 20,000 RPMs. Always on the run, running to the next appointment, running to beat a deadline, running to intervene in a crisis, running … running... Continue reading
Posted Dec 10, 2016 at Your Journey Blog with Gary Rohrmayer
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Relationships among people quite often suffer because of a lack of directness. The bible tells we should... “…instruct one another …” Romans 15:14 “…teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom” Colossians 3:16 It is interesting that the meaning behind... Continue reading
Posted Nov 21, 2016 at Your Journey Blog with Gary Rohrmayer
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Do you pray for generosity to invade your heart? When was the last time you prayed for a spirit of generosity to fall upon your church? One of the prayers of missional leaders that will enlarge their hearts for God's... Continue reading
Posted Oct 31, 2016 at Your Journey Blog with Gary Rohrmayer
In ministry leadership, there is not a week that goes by without having some type of difficult conversation. Some days you just get mentally weary and emotionally drained. You say to yourself, “Here we go again!” So you compose yourself,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2016 at Your Journey Blog with Gary Rohrmayer
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Over 30 years ago I was given a profound gift of Arnold A. Dallimore's classic work, George Whitefield, the Life and Times of the Great Evangelist of the Eighteenth-Century Revival. George Whitefield was not a man of great physical stature... Continue reading
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I find that there are many things I can easily resist in this world. I can say no to telemarketers! I can resist yelling at my kids in public! I can easily ignore unsigned letters of complaint or criticism! But... Continue reading
Posted May 26, 2016 at Your Journey Blog with Gary Rohrmayer
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Thirty-five years ago I was encouraged to read Christian Biographies by one of my early mentors. George Mueller of Bristol: His Life of Prayer and Faith by AT Pierson was one of the first. George Mueller was reckless youth who... Continue reading
Posted May 24, 2016 at Your Journey Blog with Gary Rohrmayer
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I was 14 years old when I took lifeguard certification at a youth camp. One of the last parts of the training was to simulate a rescue of a person who was thrashing out of control and fighting to keep... Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2016 at Your Journey Blog with Gary Rohrmayer
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Over thirty years ago I saw my first Christian movie it was about the life of J. Hudson Taylor. That movie and his books laid a spiritual foundation in my life on what it means to abide in Christ. Here... Continue reading
Posted Apr 19, 2016 at Your Journey Blog with Gary Rohrmayer
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I don’t know about you, but I am finding that I need to work harder these days to maintain a healthy attitude. The chaos of this world from terrorism to politics and natural disasters to human cruelty, can be so... Continue reading
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We have all been victims of a sarcastic jab. On the other side we have all at some time in our lives used sarcasm in our conversations. What is Sarcasm? So what is sarcasm? The Greek meaning of the word... Continue reading
Posted Feb 29, 2016 at Your Journey Blog with Gary Rohrmayer
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Chuck Swindoll offers this timeless insight, “The longer I live the more I realize the impact of attitude on life. Attitude to me is more important than facts. It is more important than the past, than education, than money, than... Continue reading
Posted Feb 20, 2016 at Your Journey Blog with Gary Rohrmayer
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Attitudes are hard to define but easy to spot. Solomon wrote, “A person is praised according to their prudence, and one with a warped mind is despised.” (Proverbs 12:8 NIV) A healthy attitude is one that draws people in and... Continue reading