Dr Creflo Dollar is hoping to catch and pierce the heart of many with a new venture called S.E.R.M.O.N.S.
Releasing quarterly, each volume in the S.E.R.M.O.N.S. series will focus on distinct, niche areas that affect everyday life, with the goals of helping the listener to achieve a better understanding of the Bible, strengthen his or her faith and develop a closer relationship with Christ.
E8: Why was Arrow Records created?
Dr. Dollar: Arrow Records was created because we saw a need. Music that pierces the heart changes the world. It is great to see people of all ages being moved and lead to prayer or inspired by the music. Seeing young people connected to the music and being lifted is great.
E8: How can pastors handle music ministry? What are your tips?
Dr. Dollar: One of the things I’m looking for is to see if it moves you to Jesus. Are we lifting him up? Does it have substance? You have to be responsible when you use music. It just can’t be done any-which way. You have to make sure that if you are using the music ministry and that God gets the glory in it. It’s those types of things that I look for. I always say it needs to be music that pierces the heart. When music pierces the heart you are moved.
What do you think of the new boom of Christian reality tv programming?
Dr. Dollar: Reality tv can have positives and minuses. Certain things should stay private. You should be mindful of how you do certain things. Its all in how it is displayed to the world. I don’t think people consider what their lives will be like after its over. It definitely can teach. If its done in tasteful way it can be a blessing, it can be a teaching moment. (Laughs) Sometimes its not such a teaching moment for anyone.
E8 What are you hoping comes true for your ministry in the future.
Dr. Dollar: That’s such a good question. I am hoping that the hologram gets better. We have been using it on screen. It would be great to be able to project a hologram so that you can serve and give a sermon in multiple places. Technology is moving fast. We have tried some things. It would just be great to be able to reach more people.
E8 What is the one thing that you believe people should do and think about?
Dr. Dollar: People should be thankful. They should give thanks. We need to live a thankful life. Don’t expect stuff from people. Take a moment and really take a look at the blessing in your life and be thankful. You cannot compare your life to someone else. You can be grateful for what you have in your life. We should be thankful.
Continuing on his spirit-led journey to guide those seeking to improve their lives, the highly sought-after conference speaker and best-selling author remembers his assignment from God—to teach the Word with simplicity and understanding. This simple way of teaching has continued to draw men and women year after year to experience the specially-targeted messages of faith, healing, and prosperity, designed to strengthen their faith as they continue on their paths to fulfilling God’s purpose. Says Dr. Dollar, “When you add wisdom and the application of knowledge, the sum total is change!”
With over 30 years in ministry,Dr. Dollar is committed to bringing the Good News of Jesus Christ to people all over the world, literally changing the world one person at a time.
2013 brings new experiences to six new cities as Creflo Dollar, once again, embarks on an uplifting spiritual journey to encourage people to change their lives for the better. Click to the next page and check out the dates that you can see him live.
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