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Category Archives: Church Planting
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
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).
Jesus Christ died for my sin and the most vivid expression of my sin is my willful self-preoccupation. A gospel message that invites me to stay at the center is not the true gospel. Listen closely to the emphasis when you hear someone invite people to follow Jesus. Continue reading
The deficiency in many churches is the casual procedure of adding new members without any challenge to commitment. Integrity in the membership process is the place to begin in restoring a high view of the Church.
God’s purpose on earth today is to build a visible, united body of believers called the body of Christ, or the Church. The way we align ourselves with it is on the local level. Continue reading
Looking back, I can tell you that planting and growing a healthy Church requires intentional commitment to core values and practices. Continue reading
Does it really matter if I am a member of a Church? Continue reading
When ministries are not effective, leaders who care about the Church ask questions about how to “do” Church better. But are they looking in the right places for answers? Continue reading
Six reasons legalism is a challenge for the Church Unity through the Gospel A dress code for Church? Protect your Church from Pharisees When Christians Disagree