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Recent Episodes

Statistics tell us that 70% of leaders struggle with loneliness. This comes from dealing with people and the demands of ministry in this current culture. Loneliness causes us to shut down and makes us feel like there is no purpose left for us. It can steal our focus, and affect our life and marriage.

If you are feeling lonely, there is hope for you. You do have purpose, and you are not alone in this. In his message, Pastor Kia Perez shares practical steps for getting out of loneliness.

 Proverbs 27:17: “As iron sharpens iron, so a man sharpens the countenance of his friend.”

We need each other, and we are not meant to do life and ministry alone. In ICFM you are part of a family who loves you and cares for you.

Matthew 11:28-30 NASB: “Come to Me, all who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is comfortable, and My burden is light.”

 You are needed. We have a world to share the love of Jesus with. God is for you! Who can be against you!  We are not here to compete with one another, but we are here to complement one another.

In her message, Dr. Datha Thomas shares that we are called to be leaders for such a time as this. Nobody can do your assignment like you. Never underestimate the power of what God has chosen to put in you. Even if we feel unqualified to be leaders, when we get into the Word of God, we realize what an honor it is for God to consider each and every one of us as leaders.

God has chosen us to help others to fulfill their destiny. When God created us, He placed gifts and talents inside of us which were chosen by Him because of our destiny. He knew what gifts and talents we need to have operating in our lives to fulfill the call of God on our lives.

What is going to give you confidence in God using you? Spending time with Him in prayer. You never rise any higher than your prayer life.

A real leader is not self-centered. A real leader wants to produce other leaders. With this heart attitude, God will bring many leaders across your path for you to help them and aid them, to teach them how to pull out what’s on the inside of them, so that they can fulfill their destiny. Pulling together we will fulfill what God wants.

As a tree is hid in a seed, so your future as a leader is not ahead of you. It is still inside of you. No matter what age you are, when the anointing is on you, God will open the door—you are needed. You are called and equipped by God to be a leader. Never give up! As long as you are breathing, you are still in the arena of leadership for the Kingdom of God.

In his message, Dr. Daniel Gualtieri emphasizes our need for the power of the Holy Spirit in demonstration, as well as the supernatural working through the Word of God in our lives and ministries.

There is a recipe for God’s power and blessing in Psalm 119:145-148. The keys include developing a devotion and personal relationship with God, as well as a partnership with Him so there will be an impartation of the Holy Spirit that flows when you are ministering. Make yourself an expert in the Word of God. Train yourself to put everything through the filter of His Word.

As we prepare ourselves for God to use us, we will be in the right position, at the right place at the right time, to sharpen our ministry and fulfill the assignment that God has for us.

Pastor Jim Frease shares powerful combination concepts of grace and truth for you and your ministry. While we live in a very unbalanced world and culture, God wants us to have Biblical balance.

There are two imbalances that can be found in today’s churches. First, condemnation churches major on what they are against versus what they are for. They speak the truth but not in love. Second, comfortable churches lack the commitment to the Word, and their teaching always revolves around self-improvement. They tickle your ears instead of telling you the truth.

What is Biblical balance? John 1:17b: “…but grace and truth came through Jesus Christ.” Jesus was 100% grace and 100% truth at the same time. If you are full of Jesus, you are full of grace and truth.

We need the compassion of grace. We need the conviction of truth. We need the blend of grace and truth.

Grace minus truth equals liberalism. Truth minus grace equals legalism. Grace plus truth equals liberty. In this hour, in this culture and society, as we emulate our Lord, we and our ministries need to be full of grace and truth. As a result, our ministries can affect hundreds, thousands and tens of thousands of people, having the Biblical balance of grace and truth.

In this episode, Pastor Zane Bousum shares vital insights on how we can lead and love others, as church and ministry leaders. Hosea 11:3-4 (NASB): “Yet it is I who taught Ephraim to walk, I took them in My arms; but they did not know that I healed them. I pulled them along with cords of a man, with ropes of love, and I became to them as one who lifts the yoke from their jaws; and I bent down and fed them.”

There are powerful keys for leadership in these verses. First, lift your people up in love. This will position them to receive healing. Pull them along with ropes of love so they can be properly fed and receive the nourishment from the Word. In 1 Kings 12:1-15, King Rehoboam had the opportunity to lead with ropes of love but instead he chose chains of bondage. As a result, the people rejected his leadership and did not end up following him at all. The most powerful force in the world is the love of God for us. As leaders, if we want to see lives changed and transformed, let us show, express and lead them by the love of God and the ropes of love.

At the age of 15, Dr. Daniel King wrote down a goal of leading one million people to Jesus by the age of 30. After reaching it, his goal now is one million souls per year. Sharing about Jesus is an assignment given to every single believer. Between Jesus’ resurrection and ascension, He had one thing on His mind: The Great Commission. The world is a very dark place. But let your light shine! Each one of us is called to be a shining light in the midst of great darkness. It takes one light to make a difference in the world. Feel the same compassion for people as Jesus did.

The story in Mark 4 gives us insight into the peace Jesus had in the middle of a storm, and the ability of not being disturbed by what goes on around Him. If Jesus had a pillow, and used it in the storms of His earthly ministry and life, we should have one too. The pillow represents rest and confidence that God will take care of us, and not being bothered by the storms around us. Many have the question: Why do great men and women make mistakes? The #1 reason why people make mistakes in life and ministry is the problem of exhaustion. There are different kinds of tiredness: physical, mental and spiritual. Every one of us face these three, and each one needs to be dealt with in a different way. It is important that we do tiredness checks on all three areas to make sure we are full of strength. One of the great traps of the enemy is to wear you out and to get you exhausted, so he can find access to your gift and your life. His goal is to cause trouble and disqualify you from ministry. Dr. Roberts Liardon shares practical wisdom and vital tools which will strengthen you in these three areas. God wants you to make it to the end of your days full of life and overflowing with joy and peace, finish everything you were called to do, and enjoy your time on the earth.

Pastor Rodney Kyles shares three dynamic keys to leadership God’s way. Leadership is extremely important. God has called you to lead in such a time as this, in these end times. He is looking for someone who is tenacious, dares to keep His Word and walks by faith. We are sent from God as His ambassadors and are called to speak the truth, God’s Word, and not our opinion. The world is very good at pushing its limits on us. But with God there are no limits! He has called us to do the impossible. When the vision is from God, we are truly unstoppable!

Pastors Dan and Joan Olson share over ten vital insights for longevity in ministry, that will impart wisdom and be a source of strength in your life and ministry. What a privilege it is to be called to the ministry in these last days! Be faithful where God has planted you. Don’t quit! Keep running your race, and finish your race. Psalm 92:12-14 (NKJV): “The righteous shall flourish like a palm tree, he shall grow like a cedar in Lebanon. Those who are planted in the house of the Lord shall flourish in the courts of our God. They shall still bear fruit in old age; they shall be fresh and flourishing.”

Pastor Justin McCulley shares that God has a plan for our lives, and He has entrusted us with a divine purpose, a divine call and a divine destiny for this day and hour. He handpicked us to be His fearless leaders in these last days— anointed by God and created with purpose. When you are faced with pressure, it is not the time to draw back, but instead embrace your purpose. Be empowered by the Holy Spirit to lead on that purpose and assignment that God has given you. Even in the midst of adversity, God will help you to be successful where He has planted you. God knew where you would be needed, and He has placed you there for a strategic time.

Pastor Brenda Wood shares that you have been called to be a light in the darkness and a voice in this generation to usher in the greatest awakening before Jesus comes. It is the call of God that keeps you going forward in spite of circumstances. God’s calling is never rescinded and never cancelled. Stress and burnout come when we don’t take care of ourselves. Pastor Brenda Wood goes over 5 key areas of self-care for ministers that will restore, refresh and renew you. Then you’ll continue to run the race with endurance and resolve to finish what God called you to do. Allow the Holy Spirit to refresh your soul so you can continue to put your hand to the plow, go forward and do the things God has called you to do.

Pastor Rory Synoground shares that God has placed and ordained you as a leader in the Body of Christ. Leaders are born. It is who you are. To be a better leader—the leader that God has ordained and created you to be—allow God to fashion, mold and frame your heart to who you are in Him, not to the world’s standards of leadership. Our ability comes from God, and it is immeasurable. Discover afresh and anew who you are as a leader in the Body of Christ.

Rev. Zachary Bigley shares that every storm has an expiration date. The storm is a clue that something good is coming. Every time Jesus and His disciples went through a storm together, they always reached the other side. They always reached their destination, and there was an assignment waiting for them. Rest in the promises of God, and trust Him to get you to the other side.

Dr. Edward Barger shares that no matter what we are facing today, we are furnished for every good work and equipped to overcome. Stay strong and steady in the vision and purpose God has given you. Our God is with us and for us! We are never going to allow pressure to cause us to bend. We are never going to compromise God’s Word. We shall be steadfast, and we shall prevail.

Bishop Tom Brown shares the dynamics of being led by the Spirit and how we need to recognize that it often goes contrary to our flesh. God’s direction is always the wisdom of God. When He speaks to you, faith comes, and when you follow His leading your ministries will be successful.

In this dynamic teaching, Pastor Kempie Womble unfolds both spiritual and practical insights on how to build and develop your ministry team.

Dr. Bob Raimondo shares about sound words and their importance as a foundation of our lives and ministries. 2 Timothy 1:13 (NASB1995): “Retain the standard of sound words which you have heard from me, in the faith and love which are in Christ Jesus.” Sound words are a sketch, a pattern and a concise representation; they are words that paint a picture in our hearts. We are to pattern our lives and ministries after the sketch and pattern of sound words of Scripture. 

Dr. Orlando Barela shares vital insights on fulfilling the plan and purpose of God for your ministry, and reaching the destiny God has prepared for you.

Pastor Tom Leuther shares how the Power of Forgiveness can Reset Your Ministry for a new season.