Do you know that you are an ambassador of Christ?


Do not conform to the pattern of this world...” Romans 12

Romans 12:17-21; 1 Corinthians 6:1-8; 2 Corinthians 5:20; Galatians 6:1-5

As Christian leaders, to children, students, education or as a pastor, we are to take seriously the call to be responsible for each other in love and care. When we help each other, even in the midst of conflict, we are helping that person. We need to take seriously the call that our Lord gave us, that we are positioned to be peacemakers in His church and help in the relationship process of all from families, evangelism, even conflict management. In this way our churches can grow and flourish. 

How do I get to be a good ambassador?

There is no substitute for time spent in the face of our Lord, with a surrendered heart and am learning will. We must be willing to be humble no matter who we are and our experience.

To help us get this, consider that there is nothing more significant for us personally in the universe than who we are in Christ. We have a God who is all-knowing, all-loving and has a purpose for you; He knows you more deeply than you can ever imagine. Because of Christ, we have His grace. Thus, we are deeply loved and have meaning. We have redemption and an eternal inheritance. You matter and are complete in Christ. We are a new creation of infinite worth. We are completely forgiven and accepted by God. So, who we are is not what we do to earn a living in this world, it is our identity in Christ. Therefore, we can be a reflection of His redemption (Eph. 3).

When we meet with God, we change. We move beyond ourselves so that our minds and thoughts are based on Christ and Scripture, which the Holy Spirit guides us in. If not, the culture and pleasures of life as well as our fears, doubts, hang-ups, and distractions will compound as Satan and his “evil powers” and “amoral acts” fill us with the worldly sinful temptations that take the place of our meeting with God. Tradition, custom, ritual and rationality can blind and deceive us. All this will synergistically sweep us away from God’s best for us.

To meet with God moves us away from the world’s influence to be the world’s influencer, as our Christian life and purpose! Then we become a great ambassador. Not the crappy car from the 70’s; rather knowing Christ to serve Christ and be contiguous for the faith!



2017 CMTA IMPACT CONVENTION (GLASS)call-for-presentations

Are you interested in presenting a workshop at the 2017 CMTA IMPACT Convention? Please visit our website at and click the “Presenter Information” button in the right margin to complete and submit your workshop proposal.

Submission deadline: November 1, 2016
Notification date: No later than December 19, 2016
Convention date: March 31 – April 1, 2017 Pasadena Convention Center

Workshop Selection Criteria. All workshops must align with the mission and vision of CMTA. Workshops are 75 minutes in length and proposals should relate to one of the following tracks/ministries:

• Adult Ministry
• Leadership
• Early Childhood
• Spiritual Care/Special Needs
• Elementary
• Technology for Ministry
• Evangelism Outreach
• Women’s Ministry
• Family
• Youth Ministry

Content of workshops will be reviewed according to the following criteria:

• Clarity of the workshop’s objective and desired outcome
• Alignment with the CMTA mission and vision statements
• The degree of participant engagement (skill-building activities, group discussions, question and answer opportunity, etc.)
• Ability to present workshop within the allotted time and resources
• Balance and diversity of all workshops to be offered

#Christian #Leadership #Conference

Looking forward for you to join our team! Please pass this on to anyone who may be a great presenter with a much needed topic….


To save for your writer’s notebook

You DO have a writer’s notebook, don’t you?


TIP: Corroded Batteries

Here’s a tip to save corroded batteries and battery connections:

Smear a paste made of baking soda powder on it.

WORD: Parament

This ecclesiastical term relates to an ornamental worship hanging or vestment.

It can be used as scarves used to adorn an altar or communion table, a hanging tapestry hung on a wall or a decoration for a worship space.

It can be used do describe an ecclesiastical vestment.

It comes to us from Middle English, from Medieval Latin (1350-1400)  paramentum, from parare to adorn, from Latin, to prepare —

First Known Use: 15th century

Example: “The original altar-front or parament (aurea tabula) was made of solid gold.”


How long has it been since you checked the batteries on all your devices that are battery powered? Older clocks, remote controls and things buried in drawers and cabinets can sit there and waste away, so be sure to check on them occasionally, replacing batteries as needed.

INK  it  –  Don’t  just  THINK  it


Waaaay back in 3114 BC the Maya/Mesoamerican Long Count Calendar (compared with our Julian Calendar) began. So much has happened since that day we celebrate as September 26 today.

September 26 is also a day we celebrate the birthday of English physicist Sir Edward Appleton, born in the year 1892. He is the one who wrote

“The history of science has proved that fundamental RESEARCH

is the lifeblood of individual PROGRESS and that the ideas that

lead to spectacular advances SPRING FROM IT.”

Because thinkers and doers practiced this in their efforts, we are richer today. There is great value to sharing research.

It has been said that in the broadest sense of the word, the definition of research includes gathering data, information and facts TO ADVANCE KNOWLEDGE, rather than just sitting in a file or on a shelf somewhere.

This “e-zine” was designed for just such a purpose: to share and put into practice what is of benefit to others. Change down through the centuries has increased exponentially in our own day, making increasing demands to keep up with creative ministry. As a journalist I maintain huge files of ongoing research and such growth amazes me.

Ah, it IS a special day for many.

Birthdays include comedian Jeff Foxworthy (1958); baseball player (Giants, Phils, Reds, Braves) Vincent DiMaggio (1912); the Cisco Kid’s “Pancho” Leo Carrillo (1881); Kennedy family patriarch (father of JFK, RKF and Teddy) Joseph Kennedy (1888); Lux Video Theater, High Noon actor Otto Kruger (1885); Nosferatu actor Max Schreck (1879); Laugh-in’s comedienne Jo Anne Worley (1937) and theatrical impresario Billy Rose – credited with many Ziegfeld and theatre productions that yielded such pop songs as “Me and My Shadow”, “Without a Song” and “It’s Only a Paper Moon” 1899).

Special events this day remind us how indebted we are to those who researched inventions we take for granted today, including the lathe . . . what would we do without this invention patented by Thomas Blanchard in 1819 . . .  or the train: the first westbound train arrived in San Francisco today’s date in 1869 . . .  or photos in print – in 1905 General Trade journal published the first Dutch photo (it was a train accident) . . .  or canned evaporated milk that Carnation first processed in 1899, or shopping at a supermarket? They all began with a Piggly-Wiggly in Memphis Tennessee in 1916 on – you guessed it – September 6th.

In broadcasting: the first radio broadcast of a prizefight featured Jack Dempsey in 1920 . . . Alan Freed played rock and roll on radio for the first time on WINS NYC in 1954  . . . Canadian TV began in Montreal in 1952.

In sports: Orioles’ Eddie Murray slugged out his 500th career homer (1996); Charles Turner became the first bowler to take 250 wickets in an English season (1888); Cal Ripken Jr broke Gehrig’s record to play in 2,131 straight games (1995); and in 1953 Roy Campanella set record for home runs by a catcher at 38. In 1975 Czech tennis star Martina Navratilova sought US political asylum in New York City during the US Open. In 2010 the first College Football Crab Bowl Classic was hell (Maryland beat Navy 17-14 in Baltimore).

In geography:

In 1522 Ferdinand Magellan’s expedition, first to circumnavigate the earth, returned to Spain without their captain in 1620. The Mayflower departed Plymouth, England with 102 Pilgrims and about 30 crew for the New World and in 1991 the name Saint Petersburg was restored to Russia’s second largest city, which had been renamed Leningrad in 1924.

Other September 6 events include:

In 1716 the first US lighthouse was built in Boston. In 1948 Juliana was crowned Queen of The Netherlands. 1953 Konrad Adenauer won elections in German Federal Republic. In 1997 the funeral of Diana, Princess of Wales was held at Westminster Abbey in London.

In 1901 US President William McKinley was shot by Leon Czolgosz, an anarchist, while visiting the Pan-American Exposition in New York, but a 1924 assassination attempt on Benito Mussolini failed.

In 1969 “Cabaret” closed on Broadway after 1166 performances, in 1981 “They’re Playing Our Song” closed there after 1082 performances, in 1993 “Will Rogers Follies” closed after 983 performances. In 1979 “Peter Pan” opened for 578 performances. In 2010 “The King’s Speech” (Best Picture 2011) premiered.

Paul E. Kealy, San Bernardino, CA 92407

Email: KealyPaul (at) LinkLings (dot) us


Copyright 2016, Paul E. Kealy

Contest‬ to Win a $25 Amazon Gift Certificate

The CMTA IMPACT Convention gives you creative ideas, tools, training and inspiration to be the best you can be as you serve in your church.

If we do not have your email address, this is the time to send it. Don’t miss the hottest updates, the warmest greetings, the coolest registration specials.

Contest to Win a $25 Amazon Gift Certificate: Every NEW Email will be entered into a drawing.


The drawing will be on December 12 and FOUR winners will be notified by email.

Who couldn’t use $25 around the holidays? Tell your friends to enter, as well!

Now is the time to Promote!

Hey Speakers, Presenters and Exhibitors, now is the time, the time has come, the time is now, for your time to post who you are and what you are doing at CMTA! So, step up and tell the tale to us of who, what, where, when, why and how!

Share on our FaThe Cardcebook and Twitter and we have a new blog, so let your people know what you are speaking on, when and where you will be… Share on your social media and ours so we can cross promote and reach more people for your session!

…feel free to pull info from our website…

We are now in our 63rd year. For decades we were the primer one stop Christian leaders training platform-convention and now we are seeking to make it even better for 2015. We are preparing people for top tier Ministry, For the Glory of our Lord Jesus Christ!

Also you can invite your friends and ministry followers with a deal of 1/2 off, that is $45 for a conference that others charge over $400 per person, and ours is better. Use  the promo code, your name or ministry name.

One of our Founders, Robert H. Schuller has passed into Glory

SchullerWe the Board have lost one of our own today. Founding board member, Robert H. Schuller, who was one of the original twelve founders of Regional Sunday School Association, then GLASS, now CMTA. This admin has known him and work with him for many years. He was pivotal to our founding and legacy.

When we first got started, 1951, 64 years ago, our board met and used his offices in his church before he planted what will become The Crystal  Cathedral and then we held our convention at Angelus Temple starting in 1952 with 4,000 attending. We formed a mutual support to help train and equip church leaders to know the Lord, preach the Good News and equip our staff with the best people and resources.

We also worked together to start the Garden Grove Community Church in 1955, As Dr. Schuller rented and later purchased the Orange Drive-In Theatre and conducting services from the roof of the snack bar. As the theater was not used much in the mornings. A brilliant innovation that allowed him to preach his sermons to worshipers in their cars.

CMTA has always been the place of innovation and the spread of the Gospel!

As the congregation grew, he began broadcasting its services through the “Hour of Power,” then to a syndicated TV program broadcast to millions of viewers worldwide. While always remaining committed to CMTA. Unfortunately, the last 10 years, his health did not allow much participation. We will miss his stories and encouragements.




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