Blessings in the name of King Jesus!! I would first like to say that my plans were to stay out of the spotlight and simply create tools that would connect the Body outside the walls of the brick and mortar church. I wanted to remain Nameless and Faceless to stay true to my "No Ulterior Motives" ministry. However, I found quickly that incognito to me and trying to stay away from taking any glory from God, meant not being "transparent" to those who wanted to know "who is leading this?". If the Holy Spirit isn't leading this through everyone, then please don't follow me. I have a job given to me, but the Holy Spirit needs to be WHO we follow.
The Holy Spirit is doing a new thing in the earth. While there were the Apostles that many followed in the Bible, there was a clear message from Paul that reads like this in the New Living Translation....
When one of you says, “I am a follower of Paul,” and another says, “I follow Apollos,” aren’t you acting just like people of the world?
After all, who is Apollos? Who is Paul? We are only God’s servants through whom you believed the Good News. Each of us did the work the Lord gave us. I planted the seed in your hearts, and Apollos watered it, but it was God who made it grow. It’s not important who does the planting, or who does the watering. What’s important is that God makes the seed grow.
The heart of that scripture sounds nothing like what we see nowadays. We love our methods and niche preaching topics. We float from one charismatic speaker to another and as ministers we love to make a name to follow. We love separating up into factions based on what feels comfortable or "feeds us" the stuff that is palatable to our understanding or boundaries. What do you think Paul would say if you met him on the street and asked the first question anyone asks when they find out you are a Christian? What church do you go to? Then there's that awkward moment of silence when you find out they don't line up with your denomination. Oh, Presbyterian ....cool....cool...so good to meet you! Come on, you can't say that hasn't happened to you. That's the spirit of religion and division.
My hopes is that the Holy Spirit in EVERY ONE OF US works in and through us to accomplish HIS mission. These are free tools for your use, not affiliated with a denomination. We simply believe that Jesus is our King and we have been translated into HIS Kingdom by His love and sacrifice for us on the cross. As His Body, we now are vessels that He can live through on earth.
Hi, my name is John Stewart Hill, some may recognize me in DFW as The Good Contractors List guy. The Lord started that business in 2011 (11/11/11 to be exact) through a guy who had no money, no education beyond high school, many failures in life, no leadership history, no experience in contracting, and nobody "backing" their future. As a matter of fact, I had just suffered a massive heart attack after praying for months that God would kill me. Ready to follow me yet?? :) With no formal understanding of business, God showed me daily what He wanted me to do to build The Good Contractors List. We never took out a loan and God quickly broke me from trying to find "smarter" people to tell me what to do. It was HIS work and I needed to follow HIS direction, even when everyone else said it didn't make sense to put myself and company at risk by guaranteeing the work of a contractor...let alone hundreds. We have been advertising on radio and TV in DFW and have always used a percentage of our ads to share the Gospel...even on secular stations! That's God's favor!
In 2018, the Lord started speaking to me about His plan to move His people outside the brick and mortar walls. He downloaded the big picture plan for connecting intercessors, worship teams, life (activity) groups, and creating networks of house churches. He showed me Open Air Worship gatherings in fields, parking lots, and parks where everyone was ministering to everyone! At the same time, my business was running without my daily participation. Other than doing small things, my time was freed up to work full time on the ministry.
In 2019 we created a non-profit organization called Central Storehouse, where people could give, but all of the funds would be used for Kingdom Outreach. He made it clear to me that it was to be a "No Ulterior Motives" initiative where I took nothing. He provided a business that could take care of our needs and there was no need to take more. I started building the website www.NoUlteriorMotives.com in 2019 and, after some hiccups with the big picture development, decided to focus on each "connection" individually. Find A House Church was where I felt led to start and after a year (and many challenges) we finally launched the website in October of 2020. I had no idea that every church in the world would be forced to shut their doors (for any length of time) when God downloaded this vision. God's timing is perfect!
My prayer is that people begin to see themselves as ministers rather than members. I believe the Lord is about to "Flip The Script" when it comes to ministry. Instead of the multitude supporting the few talented five fold ministers, it will be the five fold ministers supporting the multitude. Traditional Churches that move forward in power in this new era, will become "Equipping Stations" that empower their people to be SENT rather than "Comfort Zones" where they enable them to simply participate in the confines of THEIR ministry. One powerful word the Lord spoke to my spirit was this, "I have called you to be a foundation, NOT a tower!" The foundation is barely seen, but the tower is made up of ALL the various aspects of what people see. I want to "equip the Saints for the work of ministry". I believe we are about to experience a New Church of Acts Movement.