Category Archives: Church Hoppers

13 red flags identifying antagonists

The 13 red flags provide training material for equipping Church leaders and members in discerning the presence of antagonistic people. Continue reading

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Why I love the Church

Authentic love for God compels us to commit to a particular local church, not just out of faithfulness to tradition, but in devotion to our Lord who promised, “I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it” (Matthew 16:18).
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Two dimensions of Church

It is misguided to think that the full intention of common life in Christian community can be accomplished in formal gatherings of a local Church. Mutual caring and accountability must reach well beyond gatherings in a Church building. Continue reading

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Sovereign Ecclesiastical Consumers

Evangelicals need to affirm aggressively the necessary connection between faith in Christ and commitment to his church. Continue reading

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When people leave a Church

There is nothing unusual about people leaving churches. Larger Churches might not feel the effects of losing people as much as smaller ones — but all Churches face the issue. Continue reading

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Warning to Church hoppers and pastors

Well-churched areas make fertile soil for the proverbial church-hopper. I know this because I’ve been a pastor in such an area for more than 29 years! Lancaster, Pennsylvania is an unusually churched community. This comes with blessings and challenges. The … Continue reading

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Seven false brands of Christianity

a great list for helping Church members evaluate the ways they approach Christianity and the life of the Church: Continue reading

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