I want to share a few things that might be helpful for you—Calvinist pastor—if the Lord leads you to a church that doesn’t celebrate the doctrines of grace.
The theological framework commonly called “Calvinism,” and the doctrine of unconditional election in particular, has profoundly shaped my understanding of success in ministry and sustained me through the toil of shepherding.
The goal of this piece is not to argue with or even to address the non-Calvinist pastor. It is to say to the Calvinist, “If you believe this, your ministry should look like that.”
A “once saved, always saved” motif that doesn’t understand conversion and its vital connection to a church shouldn’t comfort anyone in any way.
Hey pastor, here’s some language I use to help my people understand how the gospel relates to our life together as a single congregation with a single gathering (no multiple services or sites).
How do you grow your church? It’s a question every pastor or church leader asks, a question in which almost every Christian is interested.
There’s a lot that the church in Africa can learn from our brethren in the West—and vice versa.
The Bible’s speed limit signs are posted everywhere, but our focus on numbers and fast growth causes us to speed right by them.
Why preach Obadiah? Because your people need to bask in the comfort that God will bring justice to those who target the innocent.
Baptism is an authorized declaration of the credibility of someone’s confession, not just a private judgment about whether we think someone is a Christian.
Has anyone had a church member recently ask, “Hey, when are you going to finally preach a series through Amos?”
In every case, a church ought to be careful, weeding through words to attempt to discern the motivation behind a profession of faith―in other words, its credibility.
Even in life’s most tragic moments, Christians can be thankful for the local church.
If we aim to preach Christ in our churches, then we must preach about what he endured and overcame on the cross.