wash n' word
what is a word of god preaching pod?
A word of God Preaching Pod is a unique concept for spreading God's Word, but it is not what you may be used to when it comes to preaching the Bible. Perhaps it is best defined by describing what they are not.
- A WOGPOD is not a church! By eliminating all the necessary obligations of running and maintaining a church, WOGPOD's focus is solely on the R.eading, E.plaining, A.pplying, D.iscussing, and Y.our responsibility to the scriptures. The acronym is the word R.E.A.D.Y. Jesus made it clear that we must be ready for His return. The greatest chance of living a life ready for the return of the King is through the scriptures; The reading, explaining, applying, discussing and personal affect of God's Word.
- A WOGPOD is not a 501C entity. By removing the 501c tax exemption label, we are free to teach and preach all of the scriptures in all of their truth without fear of repression or threat of losing tax exemption.
- WOGPOD's cater to the Word of God not to the comfort of the hearers. Many Word of God Preaching Pods offer no chairs, air conditioning or heat. Some may not even offer a roof or walls. It is a quick strike of truth designed to propel the Word of God into the ears of the listeners. Averaging 20-30 minutes in length, God's Word is delivered and received quickly.
- WOGPOD's are an outlet for the 90% of pastors/preachers who have left the ministry. The polls are in and reasons are many. 90% of full-time ministers do not retire as full-time minsters. For many of them, the ability and desire to preach God's Word never truly goes away. God gifts some people to be preachers, pastors and ministers (Ephesians 4:11) and those gifts are irrevocable (Romans 11:29). By removing the greatest weights of pastoral ministry, (e.g. church logistics, building maintenance, congregational dissension, familial strains), These gifted and passionate teachers are once again able to spread the Word with minimal constraints.