Category Archives: Unity

A closer look at accountability

What is accountability and how should we practice it in the local church? Is everyone accountable in the same way? Continue reading

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13 red flags identifying antagonists

The 13 red flags provide training material for equipping Church leaders and members in discerning the presence of antagonistic people. Continue reading

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Overcome division with core values

Two areas of difference among believers that significantly disrupt unity are differences in giftedness and areas of service and differences of opinion on debatable matters. Continue reading

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The danger of legalism

We must understand the threat of legalism and equip the Church and our families to respond. Continue reading

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Tensions between younger and older Church members

Do you have tensions between older and younger church members? Here’s a concern that seems to resonate in many Churches. Continue reading

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Four essentials to a thriving Church

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

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Warning those in the Church

I have the privilege each month of investing in other pastors. The stories they tell me remind me of many things I’ve experienced and learned over 30 years of ministry.

A common theme I hear is how often critics attack pastors and their Churches. I often encourage pastors to warn people about the consequences of standing against God’s work and servants.

Here are some sober words to Church members who are behaving as antagonists: Continue reading

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