We set ourselves against God if we wrongly convince ourselves and others that… Continue reading
Posted in Bible, Church discipline, Church Leadership, Elders, elders in the Church, Interpretation of bible, Leadership, Local Church, Pastors, Scripture, Wisdom
Tagged church discipline, church leadership, serving God, spekaing for God.
Jesus Reinstates Peter!
Posted in Church Leadership, Discipleship, discouraged, Doubt, Elders, elders in the Church, Failure, Jesus Christ, Life of a pastor, Pastors, Teaching of Jesus, Wisdom
The Church is an organism, not just an organization. This truth cautions against overly structuring the life of a body of believers. As an organism, the spiritual life or life generated by the Holy Spirit should lead to spontaneous ministries … Continue reading
Posted in Call to ministry, Church, Church building, Church growth, Church Hoppers, Church Leadership, Church membership, elders in the Church, Life of a pastor, Local Church, Pastors, Small Group leaders, Wisdom
Tagged church administration, church structure
A few reminders about the attitudes that show Christ among us. Christ is visible when our fellowship is based on humble, loving, truth-telling relationships of mutual affection and honor. Continue reading
Posted in Apologetics, attitudes of unity, Christianity, Church, Church Leadership, Church membership, Community, Ecclesiology 101, Elders, elders in the Church, Wisdom, Witness
Tagged church mission, Church unity, seeing christ among us
Consider some practical guidelines for being an effective friend when giving counsel to others. Continue reading
Posted in Accountability, Christian Counselor, Church Leadership, Church membership, Communication, Community, Counseling, elders in the Church, Encouragement, Local Church, Wisdom
Tagged Counseling, encouraging others, guidelines for counseling, how to give advice to others.
Is it possible to be so casual about what it means to belong to a Church that belonging loses its effectiveness and removal becomes irrelevant? Continue reading
Posted in Church, Church discipline, Church growth, Church Hoppers, Church Leadership, Church membership, Church Planting, Ecclesiology 101, Elders, elders in the Church, Leadership, Local Church, Qualifications for leadership, Wisdom
Tagged church leadership, Church Membership, I Corinthians 5
What an opportunity this is for the church! This is not a time for the church to get stuck in battles of the past or to trivialize over things that are not of primary importance. It’s a call for the church to be truthful rather than trendy; to be faithful rather than fashionable. We must not play church. We must be the Church! Continue reading
Posted in Apologetics, Christian worldview, Church, Church growth, Church Leadership, Wisdom, Witness, Worldview
Tagged great opportunity for the church, hope in despairing times, on mission, witness of the church
Delusional self-confidence based on self-accomplishment is not far removed from self-righteousness. It’s an insidiously deadly poison that can be… Continue reading
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Tagged A true church, Ladociea, Pharisees, Revelation 3, Who are the true followers of Jesus?
Good words for those who use many words! Continue reading
Posted in Church Leadership, Communication, Counseling, Elders, elders in the Church, Emerging Leaders, Leadership, Life of a pastor, Pastors, Preaching, Wisdom
Tagged difficulties in ministry, Preaching, public speaking