JUST ADDED: A new Financial Resources page provides much needed guidance for pastors and church finance/compensation committees on how to properly handle church finances. It includes a compensation study for the entire Southern Baptist Convention plus a Minister’s Tax Guide. Many pastors overpay Uncle Sam because many CPA’s do not know how to treat pastors.
JUST RELEASED!!!!!!! The third Greenhouse book Sanctification: How God Creates Saints out of Sinners is now available (see Books).
Welcome to a purpose-driven storehouse designed to convert God’s Church into God’s Greenhouse! The Apostle Paul said in 1 Corinthians 3:9, “You are God’s garden or greenhouse.” Your church and neighborhood greenhouse share something in common: they both exist to grow something!
Church consultant Tom Bandy said, “We have made many church members but not many disciples.” It is my firm conviction the church must get back to growing people if it is to fulfill its purpose in our post-Christian culture. Unfortunately, too many churches just have church! They accomplish very little.
This website will help you develop a greenhouse philosophy of growing believers who then grow God’s church.
My how-to-do book God’s Greenhouse: How To Grow People God’s Way is available at Amazon, Apple, Barnes and Noble and other web retailers. A complete library of Greenhouse discipleship material is on the way, too. (See the Books tab.)
This website also features numerous articles, teacher helps, links to youtube videos and free resources to develop your leaders/members in the purpose-driven categories of worship, ministry, fellowship, discipleship, and evangelism. Plus more! (You may recognize some of this material from my previous website “Purpose Driven Church Tools Ready To Use” at pdcpastort.com.)
My goal is to make these free resources available for God’s leaders throughout the world. Think of it as a free resource library! This website will continue to be updated throughout the coming years. Be sure to occasionally check back for new material!
But the most important part of all is My Personal Testimony. This is how I met Jesus Christ, the Lamb of God and the Lord of glory. It all begins with Him!
You may contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I look forward to hearing from you.
Pastor Tom Swartzwelder
B.A. Tennessee Temple University (1979)
M. Div. Luther Rice Seminary (1987)