A wee-little sheep breaks through a fence and runs away. But unlike most parables, his shepherd doesn’t find him (Luke 15:1-7). This little sheep wanders to and fro, far away from home, and eventually stumbles upon another flock. From that moment on, another shepherd is given charge over his life. Imagine the first shepherd picking up his cell phone and saying to the new overseer, “Hey, friend.
We have a "in-house" church data base that our staff manages so that we can regularly and often reproduce a church membership directory. While I'm sure there are a lot of reason why you might want a self-managed church membership directory, let me suggest a few for you to consider:
For those who are interested in biblical counseling, the BCC launched their blog site yesterday. They started with a post from Paul Tripp - The Ultimate Lens in Life. Today's post was by biblical counseling author Elyse Fitzpatrick - Despising the Shame.
I've been very encouraged by the example of the senior pastor I work for, plus many other senior pastors. So I want to ask you some questions to make you consider if you are modeling humility for your staff, church members, family, etc....
Our 9 Marks team have been in India for over a week now, and we've been in three different locations. Quite literally, we've traveled plane, train, automobile, rickshaw, and boat (down the Ganges river).
Michael Lawerence gave a final sermon to our congregation in DC this past Sunday. He's served faithfully as an associate pastor for 8 years, and now he moves on to become the senior pastor at Hinson Baptist Church. We don't often have examples of what a pastor should say to his congregation before he leaves---what are his final parting words? If you are curious what Michael said, here is a link for you to listen.