Until November, 2010 I was serving as both a Lay Pastor and was the Host Pastor in charge of the Thursday night service. Some of the functions of a Lay Pastor are as follows:
- Hospital and Shut-In Visitation
- Administering the Lord's Supper
- Administering Baptism
- Participate In the New Member Orientation
- Supporting the Pastors and Church Staff
My wife was elected to be on the Church Council. The Church Council is responsible to hear from God for the direction and decisions of the Church. On Sundays, we both served in the childrens' ministry, counting the offering, as greeters/ushers, and wherever else we were led to serve.
In May, 2010 I privately confronted the Sr. Pastor via email about some false teaching which eventually led to my being disciplined and removed from being the Pastor in charge of the Thursday night service. I was told that I had to meet with one of the other Pastors weekly to work through a book on "communication." He was continually late, contributed little, and when he found out in November, 2010 that I was looking for another church, they promptly removed me from all ministry at the church. More on this church can be found throughout this website, particularly in the writings on authoritarian abuse, church discipline, and the watered-down gospel.
Luis Palau’s Next Generation Alliance is "a thriving global network that identifies, affirms, and equips evangelists to complete the Great Commission in our generation." Started in 1998, the Alliance has grown to more than 200 evangelists and ministries. More than 17 million people have been reached with the Good News, and more than 792,000 have made documented, public commitments to Jesus Christ.
My membership does not mean I agree completely with all of Luis Palau's doctrine, methods, etc. but I am glad to be a member. You can view my profile here (http://nextgenerationalliance.org/members/south/item/todd-tyszka).
Global Media Outreach is a ministry of Campus Crusade For Christ. As with Luis Palau’s Next Generation Alliance, my involvement does not mean I agree with all of their doctrine, methods, etc. but I am actively involved in discipleship and winning people to Christ.
I have been doing this for several years and love it because it keeps me sharp and a lot of my writing on it ends up here. Here are some of the questions that Todd Tyszka has addressed:
- Should a Christian expose a false prophet?
- How do we get to KNOW God?
- Christians divided on scripture
- Catholicism responsible for the Bible?
- How do we know whether God's revelation to man is complete?
- Browse All Questions Answered
I started the most active Christian apologetics channel on YouTube in March, 2007. It had received over 1 million channel views, over 2 million video views, and has around 4,000 "friends" and 2,500 "subscribers." Below each video is a place for comments and I allowed everyone to comment freely, resulting in some excellent discussions which I have participated in. People from around the world participated and this was an excellent way to reach the lost. They were drawn to watch these short videos and liked to jump into discussions when they read the comments. The account was later disabled by Google for "copyright infringement." It's a long story but I had permission from Lee Strobel who had these videos on his personal site. I assumed he was the owner and that I could post them on You
Tube with his permission. Apparently some of them didn't belong to him and the owners reported me to Google, resulting in my account being suspended. I am saddened that this tremendous ministry was destroyed but I hope to do it again with all the neccesary documentation and proof so this won't happen again. Here are the titles of the most popular videos before the account was disabled by Google:
- Is Jesus the Jewish Messiah? (1 of 2) Debate - Dr. Michael Brown vs Shmuley Boteach
- Tim Tebow - Story & Heisman Trophy Speech
- Did Jesus Rise From The Dead? (Debate)
- Evidence Jesus Was God (1 of 2) - Lee Strobel
- We Are One (Voice of the Martyrs)
- Another Interview With God
I am a strong supporter of this ministry and say I "represent" it because I am available and have permission to preach their two "flagship" sermons entitled "Hell's Best Kept Secret" and "True and False Conversion." You can listen to these two messsages below. They have also provided a PowerPoint presentation that goes along with "Hell's Best Kept Secret" which you can download below.
- Hell's Best Kept Secret (Audio)
- Hell's Best Kept Secret (Video)
- True and False Conversion (Audio)
- True and False Conversion (Video)
- Hell's Best Kept Secret Presentation (PowerPoint)
The Voice of the Martyrs is a non-profit, inter-denominational Christian organization dedicated to assisting the persecuted church worldwide. VOM was founded in 1967 by Pastor Richard Wurmbrand, who was imprisoned and tortured for 14 years in Communist Romania for his faith in Christ. There is currently more persecution than ever before in history and this ministry is leading the effort to support the persecuted. Please visit their website and support this ministry.
I am serving as a representative of VOM, Here are links to some of their websites: