Dennis Swanberg

Dennis Swanberg is America’s ‘Minister of Encouragement’ and his books and takes are available by visiting the website. 2ProphetU2ProphetU is an online magazine/website, started by Warren Wiersbe and Michael Catt, to build up the church, seek revival, and encourage pastors. […]

How to Gain Peace

By Vance Havner How to Gain Peace 1. Repent (Acts 17:30).2. Believe (1 John 3:23).3. Love (John 15:12). Proverbs 1:33Psalm 37:37 © Vance Havner, Peace Like a River (Fleming H. Revell Company, 1942, pp. 8-9). Wanted, Dead and Alive 1. The sinner is dead IN sin.2 . The Saviour died FOR sin.3. The saint is dead TO […]

"The greatest Christian revolutions come not be the discovery of something that was not known before. They happen when somebody takes radically something that was always there." – Philip Yancey

Radical Christianity

"The effective prayer of faith comes from a life given up to the will and the love of God. Not as a result of what I try to be when praying, but because of what I am when I’m not praying, is my prayer answered by God." – Andrew Murray in With Christ in the School of Prayer

"Many “sophisticated” political and social commentators complain that issues like school prayer are “distractions” having nothing to do with today’s most pressing issues. What they fail to recognize is that a people’s faith is intertwined with the issues of the day." – William J. Bennett, former secretary of education, in The De-Valuing of America

"I am often, I believe, praying for others when I should be doing things for them. It’s so much easier to pray for a bore than to go and see him. – C. S. Lewis in Letters to Malcolm

Peter Marshall prayed, “Forgive us for thinking that prayer is a waste of time, and help us to see that without prayer, our work is a waste of time.”


"Leadership is - by its very nature - already extreme. Real leaders are already embroiled in extreme acts: they're taking us to places we've never been, turning nothing into something, taking something good and turning it into something great, helping us to grow as human beings and changing the pieces of the world that they touch. Or the whole world, for that matter. The Extreme Leader is, therefore, the only true and authentic leader. But here's the problem: many people who call themselves leaders are only posing. They're wearing the label or accepting the title without putting their skin in the game. Extreme (real) Leadership takes a personal commitment and a significant, personal choice...As Terry Pearce the San Francisco Examiner: 'There are many people who think they want to be matadors, only to find themselves in the ring with two thousand pounds of bull bearing down on them, and then discover that what they really wanted was to wear tight pants and hear the crowd roar.'" - By Steve Farber, Fast Company Weblog, May 3, 2004


"The secret of happiness is not in doing what one likes, but in liking what one does.” -James M. Barrie, Copyright 2004, INJOY, Leadership Wired Volume 7, Issue 8

“Happiness does not come from doing easy work but from the afterglow of satisfaction that comes after the achievement of a difficult task that demanded our best.” - Theodore Rubin, Copyright 2004, INJOY, Leadership Wired Volume 7, Issue 8

“Lead the life that will make you kindly and friendly to everyone about you, and you will be surprised what a happy life you will lead.” - Charles M. Schwab, Copyright 2004, INJOY, Leadership Wired Volume 7, Issue 8

"An individual who has no geniality about him had better be an undertaker, and bury the dead, for he will never succeed in influencing the living. I commend cheerfulness to all who would win souls; not levity and frothiness, but a genial, happy spirit. There are more flies caught with honey than with vinegar, and there will be more souls led to heaven by a man who wears heaven in his face than by one who bears death in his looks." – Charles Spurgeon

"Americans find difficulty very hard to take. They are inevitably looking for a happy ending. Perversely, I will not give the happy ending (in my stories). I think life is difficult and that’s that. I am not at all – absolutely not at all – interested in the pursuit of happiness. I am interested in pursuing a truth, and the truth often seems to be not happiness but its opposite." – Jamaica Kincaid (quoted in Utne Reader, Jan/Feb 1998, pg. 41

"If your happiness depends on what somebody else says or does, I guess you do have a problem." – Richard Bach


More Than 33 Million Adults

More than 33 million adults (approximately 16 percent of the total adult population) report that they had changed their religious identification or preference at some point in their lives. – Sources: CUNY American Religious Identification Survey; American Demographics 2ProphetU2ProphetU is an online magazine/website, started by Warren Wiersbe and Michael Catt, to build up the church, […]

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What to Do with Your Hands When the Spirit Moves You

By Leonard Sweet After many years of witnessing the variety of ways the Spirit works in multiple tribes, I’ve come to some tentative conclusions. Although I’m a long way from knowing people from the inside all the 22,000 Christian denominations in the world today (some say it’s more like 30,000+), I’ve spoken and developed friendships […]

Resources for Pastors and Staff on Sunday School

– Elmer Towns and Stan Toler What Every Pastor Should Know About Sunday School, Eighteen Secrets to Bring New Life and Growth to Your Church What Every Sunday School Teacher Should Know, Twenty Four Secrets That Can Help You Change Lives 2ProphetU2ProphetU is an online magazine/website, started by Warren Wiersbe and Michael Catt, to build […]

Pastors at Greater Risk

– H.B. London, Jr., Neil Wisem  Real Help for Pastors from Pastor’s Who’ve Been There Becoming Your Favorite Church, What the Church Can Do for God When Pastors, Lay Leaders and People Work Together The Heart of a Great Pastor, How to Grow Strong and Thrive Wherever God Has Planted You 2ProphetU2ProphetU is an online […]

New and Helpful Books

– George Barna The Habits of Highly Effective Churches, Being Strategic in Your God-Given Ministry Boiling Point, How Coming Cultural Shifts Will Change Your Life Transforming Children into Spiritual Champions, Why Children Should be Your Church’s Number One Priority The Power of Vision, Discover and Apply God’s Vision to Your Ministry Grow Your Church from […]

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