Category Archives: Church Leadership

Urgent question (audio link)

Q. How can we proclaim and celebrate a gospel of grace and forgiveness while enforcing standards of morality — without becoming a prideful and self-righteous or watchful and legalistic Church? Continue reading

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Another urgent question for the Church

How can we proclaim and celebrate a gospel of grace and forgiveness while enforcing standards of morality — without becoming… Continue reading

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Urgent question for the Church

“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

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Church life that is hard to find

Word had reached Paul about a serious problem in the Church in Corinth. His response reveals amazing truths about what it really means to be the Church that Christ is building. Continue reading

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Local Church Membership Covenant

I commit myself to God and to the members of my local Church to do the following: Continue reading

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What pastoral care looks like

An illustration of what many people do not know about pastoral ministry in the local Church. What you see is not always the whole picture. A lot of hard work happens behind the scenes in leadership. This illustrates efforts to care for people in a way that truly helps them. Continue reading

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One Life Together

When our Churches are filled with people who treat each other with this kind of honor and with humble foot-washing love, we’ll offer a positive subversion to narratives of life without God. Continue reading

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