For that reason, even before asking whether your family should stay or go, it may be worth asking whether or not you have a Kingdom perspective at all.
When we researched multi-site churches we had a hard time pinpointing concerns with it because in all the reading we did we rarely came across two churches that do it the same way.
Is Satan more concerned about the families in your church than you are?
9Marks wants to see more churches and pastors taking responsibility for raising up the next generation of pastors. To help our readers catch a vision for what that might look like, we asked several organizations closely tied to one or several local churches how they fulfill this mission. With one exception, each of the following organization answers the same 18 questions.
If you’re a pastor trying to obey Jesus by implementing church discipline, there are few books that will aid you the way Polity will.
Preach the gospel of grace, not self-discipline.
When pastors first discover church discipline in the Bible, I often tell them: “Don’t do it . . . at least not yet.”
What might not be so obvious is that a pastor needs to teach the church about more than just church discipline before they’re ready for discipline.
Christians have been adopted into the body of Christ. Non-attenders act as if they are orphans.
To help our readers catch a vision for what that might look like, we asked several organizations closely tied to one or several local churches how they fulfill this mission.
Ending one’s membership in a church requires the consent of both parties. We join a church by the consent of the church, and we leave a church by the consent of the church.
I want to argue that there are distinct advantages to doing specialized counseling in the context of one’s local church, and I would even propose that it should be the norm.
So who are these one or two witnesses? And why are they so important to the church?
Every Christian should either be discipling someone else, be discipled by someone else, or be doing both.