Travail to Prevail


This is one of the most unique and inspiring books ever written on prayer. In it Joseph Mattera uses the Bible, memoirs from powerful revivalists, and personal experience to shed light upon the most effective (but least understood) form of intercession. This book dispels the idea that mere perfunctory prayer is enough to birth revival. The writer also shows the lifestyle change and personal sacrifice needed if Christians are truly going to bring global societal transformation. There has never been another book like this in recent memory! This book is a must for all believers who yearn to see God answer their prayers and move powerfully in their midst!

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Ten Reasons Some Pastors Develop a Superstar Mentality

From the outset of this article I do not want to convey the thought that just because leaders have name recognition or become popular that they are not people of God. Many of my close friends in the ministry are also celebrities in their own right but do not exhibit the below traits. However, it […]

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Seven Principles for Church Planting According to the New Testament Pattern

I recently spent some quality time with one of the best church planters in a particular city. In just a few years he has planted almost 10 campuses or extensions of the original church he started almost 10 years ago. He was also involved in a prayer meeting with other church planters for several years. […]


Hyper-Grace and Four Ways the Law of God is Still Useful for the Church and Culture

There is much confusion as to whether the law of God as found in the Ten Commandments and civic laws are still in use in this New Testament era. On the one side there are hyper-grace teachers who say that the law is no longer necessary and is only useful as shadows and types that […]


Ten Reasons Many Contemporary Christian Worship Leaders Are Spiritually Bankrupt

The past several years there has been no shortage of prominent contemporary Christian leaders denouncing Christ either with their words or their actions. One time I ministered to a young man involved in the gospel music scene, and he confided in me that he almost lost his faith because of what he experienced when he […]

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Personal Notes From Joseph Mattera

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Personal Notes From Joseph Mattera

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The Huge Opportunity ISIS Gives The Church

I want to start off this article first and foremost by saying that I live in a community with a large Muslim population with people from the Middle East. I am friends with many of them and also frequent their business as one of their customers. I have grown to love them as a people […]


Seven Signs You are Suffering from “Mission Drift”

One of the biggest challenges everyone in life has is to stay focused upon the assignment the Lord has appointed them. In life there are many adversaries and distractions that can take you off track so that your life misses the mark.  This is called Mission Drift.  Perhaps most people in this world have drifted […]

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8 Traits Of The Antiochan Apostolic Church Model For Us Today

The Church of Antioch-rather then the original mother church in Jerusalem, has been the greatest model of the Apostolic church the past two thousand years! Since God is bringing about a global apostolic reformation that is bringing believers back to the way of Jesus and the apostles- it is essential we study this church model. […]

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Ministry Reports

Updates on Ministry Events

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Announcing: The United States Coalition Of Apostolic Leaders!

Announcing the launch of the United States Coalition Of Apostolic Leaders This past November 2014, we officially launched the United States Coalition Of Apostolic Leaders! This is a movement of biblically based Evangelical leaders who oversee networks of churches, ministries and entities in the marketplace. As the national convener ,one of the first things I […]


2014 Praise Report!

It is hard to believe, but a year has passed since I have launched out full-time in apostolic ministry. Last year in line with my mission of “influencing leaders who influence nations”, my stated goal for 2014 was “to shift the theological paradigm of at least 5-10 thousand pastors and 1,000 apostolic international leaders of […]

November and December 2014

MMI Ministry Report November and December 2014 November 2: Catskill Mountain Christian Center I was excited to ministry in perhaps the most influential church in the upstate New York Catskills region. This church, founded by Pastors Robert and Nancy Engelhardt more than 20 years ago, has an amazing food bank that reaches thousands of at-risk […]

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