Felicity Dale Articles

This Simple Habit Will Open New Doors of Opportunity for You

Jesus chose the most unlikely candidates to promote His message.Think of the woman at the well in John 4. She is...
Where Are People Leaving the Church Going?

Where Are People Leaving the Church Going?

John White has been a friend for many years. We first met in 2001 when he came to our home to hear Wolfgang Simson speak, near the beginning of the simple/organic/house church movement in this country. John now runs a community for followers of Jesus around the world...

When a Move of God Is Marked by Community

When a Move of God Is Marked by Community

In the late '70s and '80s, Tony and I lived in the East End of London, an area of London where people ended up when there was no place lower to go. (The PBS series, "Call the Midwife" took place right where our medical practice was. We were there a couple of...

What Matthew 4:23 Reveals About God’s Healing Power

What Matthew 4:23 Reveals About God’s Healing Power

Throughout the years, I've had the privilege of seeing much in the way of healing.I've been in meetings where people have been prayed for who walked for the first time, or whose hearing was restored. I've seen arthritis disappear, legs lengthened, epilepsy...

Are ‘House’ Churches a Fad?

Are ‘House’ Churches a Fad?

In 2007, in the book Small Is Big!: Unleashing the Big Impact of Intentionally Small Churches (originally The Rabbit and The Elephant) which I co-authored with my husband, Tony, and George Barna, I wrote the following under the subtitle, "A fashionable fad":"Another...

If You Are Saved, Are You Also Healed?

If You Are Saved, Are You Also Healed?

I've recently been re-reading Christ the Healer by F. F. Bosworth (the second time through in the last three months)—an excellent book on healing. Bosworth continuously raises the question, is physical healing part of Christ's redemptive work on the cross?...

Are Women Really Not Allowed to Teach in Church?

Are Women Really Not Allowed to Teach in Church?

Is 1 Timothy 2:12 an absolute prohibition on women teaching men? People sometimes go to ludicrous lengths to accommodate this verse.Renowned Chinese teacher, Watchman Nee, benefited greatly from the teaching of two Chinese missionaries/leaders. So when they visited...

Do You See the Harvest?

Do You See the Harvest?

What makes a ripe harvest field? Many of us are living in comfortable suburban homes, and we assume that our neighborhoods will make a great harvest field. But we may be trying to reap a harvest in the wrong places.  Jesus gave some indication of what makes a...

10 Ways God’s Moving in the American Church

10 Ways God’s Moving in the American Church

God is at work across the nations, and I see many positive signs that He is at work here in the West too. Here's a little of what I see going on currently (in no particular order of priority):People understand the importance of listening to God and doing what He says....

Is the Devil Trying to Keep You in a Box?

Is the Devil Trying to Keep You in a Box?

Tony and I used to have a dog called Sugar—a faithful and loyal companion, though of dubious parentage and limited intelligence. Sugar had one major character flaw. She loved to wander. We live in a house with a fenced yard and an electric gate across the...

Why Do We Need the Five-Fold Ministry?

Why Do We Need the Five-Fold Ministry?

In many churches, people get excited when one of the so called "five-fold ministries" comes to town. (The name "five-fold comes from the passage quoted below in Ephesians 4.) They hope to receive a personal prophetic word from the prophet, or see many people become...

Why He Sends You to Wolves

Why He Sends You to Wolves

Luke 10:3 says this: "Go your ways. Listen, I am sending you out as lambs among wolves."Jesus told his disciples to go—or more accurately, "as you are going." Yet we usually ask people to come. "Come to our church," "Come to our special meeting!"  Even in...

What Launches a Move of God in Your Neighborhood

What Launches a Move of God in Your Neighborhood

One of the practices that characterizes most of the church planting movements I'm familiar with is an emphasis on prayer walking. It is a core component of the process that results in rapidly multiplying disciples. If the Lord leads us to start a church in a certain...

Are We ‘Praying’ the Price?

Are We ‘Praying’ the Price?

In 1983, Tony and I had the privilege of going to Korea where we spent time at Full Gospel Central Church. At that time, it was the largest church in the world and Dr. Paul Yonggi Cho was the pastor. Our question going there was twofold. Was this work "an...

How to Usher in a Move of God

How to Usher in a Move of God

There's a virus that going around the world. It's a dangerous virus that could change your life. Unlike most other viruses, I hope you catch it.This virus is the 10:2b virus. It comes from Luke 10 and verse 2.These were his instructions to them: "The harvest truly is...

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