by Bishop D on June 5th, 2017

6 Things I've Learned at 26

“Be courteous to all but intimate with few and let those few be well tried before giving them your confidence.” -George Washington

Growing up, I always wanted to be older. Now as I get closer to 30, I want to be younger. It's amazing how the tide turns! This is my 26th birthday and there are certain lessons you learn along the way that makes life meaningful. I've always carried a journal and I document everything, so I've been reflecting on the present season that I'm in. There are a few questions that I always ask during my birthday: Who am I? What am I doing? Am I being effective? What does effectiveness look like for this season of my life? Who am I becoming? What do I need to know at this stage of my life? What do I value? What frustrates me? What problems should I be trying to solve?

These are just a few of the questions I grapple with on the road to the next chapter of my life. They are not easy questions. They require deep reflection, honest analysis, and internal integrity. Every new season requires a fresh perspective and the ability to discern where you are and where you're called to be. This is extremely important. Because where you are now, you won't be five years from now. Ten years ago, I was preaching all over my city with an Afro and glasses and wrote my first book. Today, I'm a College graduate, pastoring a growing congregation, and will be married in October. Time flies! And just as the times change, your desires and goals also change. How do you know where you are going if you never ask the questions?

This year, I've distilled a few of the lessons I have learned into an applicable set of nuggets that are easy to share with others. I hope that one of them inspires you on your journey.
  1. Cherish every moment. Sometimes in the rush to get the next thing accomplished, we don't cherish the moment we are in. Life moves. You literally can blink and everything you thought was normal is GONE. Appreciate the season you're in and maximize it to the fullest.  
  2. When Seasons change, don't try to solve them! In this last year, I have grown in so many ways and I've learned that you cannot solve the past. You can learn from it, but you have to move forward. As seasons change, sometimes relationships do too and you have to learn to navigate the transitions and be content moving forward in your life. You cannot be held hostage by a season that is no longer there. Release it and move forward.  
  3. Thoroughly understand the WHY. Oftentimes people give advice based off of what they see. This can be destructive at times because they fail to understand the WHY behind what is being done. I've learned that understanding the WHY is sometimes more important than the HOW. Most advice is autobiographical and can distract you from your assignment. Use discernment in your decision making to know WHY you're doing what you're doing.
  4. More is caught, than taught. Years ago I was under the mentorship and guidance of my grandfather. Back then I had the luxury of having him 24/7. Since I lived with him, it was easy to have his fountain of wisdom at my disposal. After his transition, my learning became more decentralized and I have various individuals that I receive insight and counsel from. As a result, I catch more now than ever before but it comes in an entirely different way. Impartation doesn't happen in a vacuum. You have to always be open to catch the principles and find ways to apply them.
  5. Friends are fewer than you think! Whenever you enter a season of promotion, it exposes your true friends and enemies. Since my engagement, I've realized how small my circle really is and to trust very few. My fiancée and I have had to really cover each other as we prepare for marriage and the onslaught of challenges by those whom we thought had good intentions. Adversity comes with the territory and we've had to discern who and who not to trust. Jesus told us to love everyone, not trust everyone!
  6. Everyone can't go with you. One of the hardest things I've had to learn is that my PATH is my PATH. Everyone doesn't have my worldview, ministry philosophy, or dreams. And I've had to release people in my life to be where they are even though that's not where I am. Sometimes the hardest thing in the world is wanting more for someone than they want for themselves. I have a huge heart for people and it becomes challenging when you see untapped potential. However, I have learned that growth is intentional and to only get involved when necessary and allow people to find their own path. This is still a lesson I am learning but I have great peace concerning the season and journey that I am on. And I celebrate where others are even if that's not where I am called to be.
These are just a few things I've learned in this past year. There are countless others but these have become so dear to my heart. Every new season brings obstacles and opportunities and I look forward to embracing the next year with a bride and a brand new journey ahead of me!  

Thanks for all of your prayers.

Stay Connected with us!

D. A. Sherron is the founder and senior pastor of Global Fire Church, and the convener of the Global Alliance in Brooklyn, New York. His messages are broadcasted weekly through social media. An innovator, his ministry blends theology, history, and technology into a creative Kingdom enterprise. He is a theologian, entrepreneur, and humanitarian inspiring his generation too, “Expect Greater!” For more information, visit www.globalfirenow.com. 

by Pastor D on January 16th, 2015

Pastor D. A. Sherron's Groundbreaking Winter Series
#Prayer101

"When FAITH ceases to PRAY, it ceases to LIVE." 
E. M. Bounds, The Neccesity of Prayer

In this brand new Winter Series, Pastor D. A. Sherron outlines powerful principles for Prayer. What is Prayer? What does Prayer do? Why is Prayer neccesary? How do I Pray? When will I see results? Do I pray my wants, needs, or desires? 

Prayer is simply communication between a Holy God and us. It's that simple! Rather than living in a complicated state of confusion, this new series is groundbreaking and gives practical tools to fuel your faith. In the next few weeks, we will update our website with notes and handouts that will also be distributed live during our Sunday Worship Experience.

For 2015, God has given our Senior Pastor a mandate to, "Resurrect the dying discipline of PRAYER." Therefore, every Sunday service, Wednesday Evening Prayer Call, and Friday Night Gathering will be focused on one thing: PRAYER

If you want to start your 2015 STRONG, then join the Movement. Make sure you #Prayer101 to stay connected and to post your favorite quotes, principles or thoughts from the series to all of your social media sites. We believe that REVIVAL, REFORMATION and RENEWAL CANNOT happen without PRAYER. 

Remember this:
Everything in the Word of God is TRUE!
Every PATTERN. Every PRINCIPLE. Every PROMISE

Soooo see you this Sunday for some more insight into this life changing discipline! #Prayer101

Prayer 101: Week 1. The Theology of Technology

Prayer 101: Week 2. Access Granted!


by Pastor D on March 28th, 2011

Hey family!
For today's blog post, I decided to make it a bit more personal. Often times I am told that people have a lot of questions to ask me and never really get around to asking. As a young pastor, I am often asked questions that really don't have anything to do with ministry at all. People ask me about relationships, finances, good books, etc. But today, I wanted to recap the first quarter of this year by looking at the Top 10 Reasons Why I love Global, the church that God has called me to lead in this new decade.
First off, I want to give a shoutout to our leadership team for the time, talents and treasures that every individual places in serving a vision and building a movement.
Now, with that said, take a look at these ten reasons, which are nothing but benchmarks for what we accomplished from January to March!
Hope you enjoy!

Top 10 Reasons Why I love Global (1st Quarter Recap):
1. We baptized 5 new believers. in the last couple of weeks.
2. We implemented a national conference call for Monday Night Prayer (MNP) 10:30-11:00pm.
3. We have completed Focus and Success fasts, taught budgeting and developed vision worksheets, made strategic plans and took spiritual gift assessments.
4. We are presently planning and preparing for the launch of (2) satellite congregations outside of New York City, one of which is outside of the United States.
5. We have utilized our facilities and sent funds for Haiti and Japan as well as aiding the homeless by partnering with LAB Entertainment.
6. We launched Fresh Fire Fridays on every 1st Friday, from 7:30-9:00pm.
7. We created 4th Saturday LeaderSHIFT development, discussing vision & dreams, change
optimism and desire.
8. Established GPS (Global Positional Systems) for our leadership team and future partners as a discipleship boot camp.
9. Finally, look on YouTube for the sermon series from 1st Qtr:
January: "Fearless Faith"
February: "I Am Anointed for This!"
March: "Begin Again"
10. We have also been working towards tightening our social media for maximum impact! :-)
P.S. I've also been stretched by attending gatherings with Bishop T.D. Jakes and countless others.

Wow! We got WE a lot done, but there's so much more to come!
Global is who we are.
Fire is what we bring.
Ministry is what we do!

Expect Greater!
D. Aaron Sherron,
Senior Pastor
www.globalfirenow.com

by Pastor D on January 24th, 2011

"Logic is the language of the mind. Faith is the language of the soul."
-Bishop Eddie L. Long
Hey family!

I haven't written in awhile but this weekend has caused me to think critically about the future direction of my life, family and our ministry. After just getting off of a 21 day consecration, I can attest that we are seeing an explosion of growth, miracles and wonders like never before. This is definitely a defining moment!

I'm presently working hard on finishing my new book, "Expect Greater! Releasing God's Best in You!" to be released in the Summer. Inside, there's a segment called Life Tracking. In this segment, I ask all readers to track the last 5 years of their life before and after series of crisis. Then, they are to see how those crises prepared them for their future. This requires a little work. David would've never had closure if he didn't write anything down. Darren Hardy says, "The weakest ink is stronger than the strongest mind." I challenge you this week, write down where you are, where you're going and what's next.

Here's a treat! I'm putting the Vision Worksheet online from my new book so you can be the first to have it! Try it, write a vision for your life, family and personal development. You can find it on our Resources page.

Be encouraged.
Expect Greater!
Pastor D
www.globalfirenow.com

by Pastor D on June 2nd, 2010

June 2, 2010
“We have developed followers, who can sit and serve, but we have not effectively built a foundation for others to sit and share.”
–D. Aaron Sherron, author, “Breaking All the Rules”
Join New York City’s youngest pastor, D. Aaron Sherron and the entire Global Fire International for STAND 2010, commencing Saturday, June 5, 2010 at Emmanuel Church of God in Brooklyn, New York. This annual gathering is geared towards bringing the body of Christ together, discussing leadership and innovation for effective 21st Century ministry. This year’s guest speakers and artists are Bishop Christopher Cox, Shree Williams, Melissa McHugh, and Pastor D. Aaron Sherron.
Also, there will be a special Leadership panel, featuring many of the “rising stars” in the Kingdom, from the tri-state area. This conference will also celebrate the 19th birthday celebration of Pastor D, as well as the release of his newest book, “Breaking All the Rules: Keeping the Message, Changing the Methods.”

Official Itinerary for STAND 2010
Venue: Emmanuel Church of God
1365 Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn, New York
Conference Schedule
12:00pm Registration Opens
12:30pm Praise & Worship
12:45pm Leadership Summit w/ Bishop Christopher Cox
2:15pm. Break
2:30pm. Leadership Panel w/ The Next Generation
4:30pm. Official Book Release, "Breaking All the Rules"
6:30pm. Evening Session w/ Pastor D. Aaron Sherron
9:30pm. Conference Suspends





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