Help Us Help Texas

Dear Friends of Energize Ministries, As I write this, much of the Southeast is preparing for major hurricane Irma and the pending damage that is to come.  It seems like an unprecedented season of disasters coming together- even as our team just returned from a relief...
Arms Held High

Arms Held High

There is a story in the Old Testament that offers a beautiful picture of what it looks like to support our ministry leaders.  In this story, we find the Israelites at war and their leader, Moses, on a mountaintop praying for victory.  Moses prays with his arms...
A 2-for-1 Special?

A 2-for-1 Special?

One frustration many pastor’s wives face is the expectations placed on them by church members. What was supposed to be her husband’s job also becomes hers, as she finds herself chairing committees, leading the women’s ministry and working in the nursery on Sunday....
Turning Tables

Turning Tables

“It is not right that we should give up preaching the word of God to serve tables…but we will devote ourselves to prayer and to the ministry of the word.”      Acts 6:2,4 If you’ve ever worked in food service, you know how fast-paced and...
A Resolution Worth Keeping

A Resolution Worth Keeping

Happy New Year!  Have you made any New Year’s resolutions?  Maybe, in addition to eating healthier, exercising more and spending more time with your family, you could make a resolution to be more intentional about supporting and encouraging your pastor and his family....
Confessions of a Ministry Leader

Confessions of a Ministry Leader

Dear Friends, This is certainly not your typical Christmas year-end giving request.  It’s raw, it’s bold, it’s filled with confession and truth, and it’s more critical now than ever before. By many accounts 2016 has been our most ambitious and aggressive growth year...