A better life, a better ministry, a better church starts with self-examination. The examination may be to determine the origin of the symptoms that are indicating to you that there's more that can be done in your life. That examination may be in looking at the missteps or what we in education call, doing a miscue analysis, to see whether the processes that we have in place in the name of serving people the Gospel of Jesus Christ are really producing the outcomes that the scriptures promise. We may need to examine and revisit our definition of the church, because in order to do it better we must be resolved to the belief that we have been doing either all wrong or not as right as we could. Regardless, as with any problem, circumstance or situation that is producing some level of growing pains the best place to start is at the root, below the surface or under the hood. These pastoral power points are an attempt to offer Pastors, Worship Leaders and Ministry Leaders nuggets of truth, to agitate their current comfort levels and to cause a catalyst effect that makes them more self-aware leaders, and better able to maintain healthy and healthful souls. The contemporary church like the civil and human rights activist community is struggling with the debate over what is needed to make the church relevant. It is a relevancy that is faltering in a society and a culture that finds much of what the church teaches and stands on in a traditional sense to be culturally aberrant in the extreme, and culturally close-minded in the subtle.