Biblical, Jesus-empowered, Gospel-centered, grace-infused discipleship transforms a person’s mind and emotions. This beautiful, God the Holy Spirit-enabled act results in a life that progressively reflects Jesus. I graduated Magnum Cum Laude with a Masters of Divinity Degree, with a concentration in Apologetics, from Southern Evangelical Seminary under Norm L. Geisler, Ph.D. I am currently a […]
Pastors, what do you do when staff wants to leave and join the staff of another church? And I’m not talking about the staff you want to leave. I’m talking about the “star” that really moves the vision of the church further, faster. Now, let me preface the rest of the blog with this note: […]
The American Dream, it’s something we’ve all heard about. For some, it’s something that we feel we’re all entitled to. But what happens when you wake up from the American Dream and you’re sorely disappointed? Watch as Pastor Derwin Gray explains!
Dear Millennial Christian, Hi, my name is Derwin. I’m the founding and lead pastor of Transformation Church. I want to share a couple of thoughts with you pertaining to discovering “your calling”? WHAT IS A “CALLING” FROM GOD? A calling from God is an invitation from God Himself, inviting you to partner with Him in redeeming […]
The Apostle Paul did not go into a Greco-Roman city and plant a church for the Jews and then a church for gentiles (non-Jews) because it would have been out-of-step with the Gospel he loved, lived, and proclaimed (Galatians 2:11-21). Paul relentlessly believed that the power of the Gospel could create a new kind of […]
In today’s culture, it seems everyone has a desire to be a star. People crave attention and accolades, and let’s face it – some will do just about anything for five minutes of fame. Reality TV is a prime example. But really, the applause of ONE is truly enough. Watch as Pastor Derwin explains!
Pastors, we talk, preach and make much about leadership and how to be great leaders. But I wonder if we have it wrong? I wonder if our view of leadership is more like that of the pagan Romans than that of Jesus. During the Passover, Jesus’ disciples were talking to Jesus about leading and leadership […]
In the epic book and movie, Lord of the Rings, I’ve learned a great spiritual lesson that I pray will guide me; protect me and the people I lead at Transformation Church, including my precious wife and children. In this epic story, Sméagol kills a friend for a special ring that had been made by the […]
How did 120 Jewish followers in the first century turn into a multi-ethnic movement of over 33 million followers by 350 AD? Immediately we know they preached the Gospel under the power of the Holy Spirit. This is a given. Sociologist and comparative religion professor, Dr. Rodney Stark in His book, The Rise of Christianity, outlines […]
Dear Church Planter, do you feel like you are on an emotional roller coaster? Some days you feel like Jesus is going to plant the greatest church in the history of the church through you. Some days you feel like your massive inadequacies are going sink the church plant like the Titanic. May your fear, […]