Category Archives: Ecclesiology 101

After 33 years as a pastor…

After 33 years as a pastor (32 in the same church), I know by experience that the life of a pastor is a continual reminder that God put His “treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power … 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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Christian community

life-together in mutual love, honor, unity, service and accountability. 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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Christian community

  What kind of community life should a local Church pursue? This is best answered by closely looking at the “one-another” commands in the New Testament. These are exhortations about how to relate to each other as Christians in community.  … Continue reading

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An Ancient Leadership Lesson

  One leader can only effectively oversee a small number of people. This was the lesson Jethro taught Moses. Follow the story in Exodus 18. “Moses took his seat to serve as judge for the people and they stood around … Continue reading

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6 resources for protecting unity

  Allow me to offer six resources for equipping you to stand against divisive and vicious behaviors that destroy the unity of true fellowship. Social cannibals Resolving Conflict: two essential principles Love: the final apologetic Twisted pleasures of the heart … Continue reading

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