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About Gerry Breshears

Dr. Breshears is a Professor of Systematic Theology and Chair of the Center for Biblical and Theological Studies at Western Seminary. In addition to his three decades of educational ministry at Western, Dr. Breshears has taught at numerous Bible colleges and seminaries around the world, such as Lebanon, Ukraine, Netherlands, Taiwan, Poland, Canada, and the Philippines. He has also been published in numerous magazines and scholarly journals, including the Journal of Psychology & Theology and Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society. Dr. Breshears is also the former president of the Evangelical Theological Society and continues to serve on the regional executive committee of that organization. Dr. Breshears serves as a preaching elder at Grace Community Church. He and his wife, Sherry, have been married since 1968, have two sons, one daughter, and are enjoying their season of life as grandparents.

Nov
21

6 Lessons Learned from the Growth of Mars Hill Church

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The past two days I have written on the lessons to be learned from the demise of Mars Hill Church. You can find those posts here and here. Today, I would like to consider some lessons to be learned from its explosive growth. What lessons are to be drawn from this astounding saga? What are…
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Nov
20

5 More Lessons Learned from the Demise of Mars Hill Church

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Yesterday, I covered three lessons that ought to be learned by those paying attention to the saga of Mars Hill Church. What other lessons can be drawn from this amazing saga? What can be learned from the demise of MHCC? Leaders must be deeply involved in the pastoral life of the church, no matter how…
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Nov
19

3 Lessons Learned from the Demise of Mars Hill Church

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In twenty years Mars Hill Church (MHCC) went from a new plant out of Antioch Bible Church to a mega church with 15,000 people in 15 locations. Thousands of completely unchurched people received forgiveness and new life from Jesus through the ministry of the church and the leadership of Pastor Mark Driscoll. Many matured into…
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Dec
03

Frozen: A Review

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(Spoiler Alert!) My grandgirls, Nicole and Joy, were in town for the weekend, so we went to see Frozen, a delightful animated fantasy suitable to all viewers. Disney has done it again: They created a great redemption story. Those who know the biblical story line will see biblical themes coming up constantly. Caution: this essay…
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Nov
04

Defining “ordain” and “pastor”

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Evangelicals are wrestling with what to do with these two terms. My church is typical of many other churches. Our bylaws define “pastor” as a full time paid ministry staff who is also an elder. Since Dennis retired our only official pastor is Jay. Gerry S. is now full time paid ministry staff and an…
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