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Category Archives: Church Planting
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