Category Archives: Church Planting

Therapeutic vs. True Gospel

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

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Restoring dignity to Church membership

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.
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God’s primary work on earth

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

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Intentional Church growth

Looking back, I can tell you that planting and growing a healthy Church requires intentional commitment to core values and practices. Continue reading

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10 Reasons for Church Membership

Does it really matter if I am a member of a Church? Continue reading

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Questions for every church leader

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

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Five important resources for the Church

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

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