Biblically speaking, being a leader in a church is far more than “counting numbers and noses.”
To phrase the question another way, can a person go to Heaven who doesn’t live like a dedicated Christian?
An ongoing study of the hymn repertoire, past and present, is a task that the pastor should make a part of his duties.
Which came first: the seeker-sensitive service philosophy or a commitment to sound biblical exposition?
The New Testament doesn’t seem to pronounce a chasm between teaching or preaching and leadership, yet some church leaders and church growth specialists do.
Will the seeker-sensitive model ultimately be unable to keep up with the culture?
Does God leave churches to decide how to conduct their own worship services?
The Scriptures are sufficient. I know they are. God told me.
Does God’s mercy ever obscure His holiness in His word? What about in His church?
Which “evangelism courses” are the best to use with non-Christians?
Certainly no church is perfect. But, praise God, many imperfect churches are healthy.
The best reason a church should have elders is because the New Testament says that it should.
The relationship between the elders and the local congregation they serve should be marked by many evidences of godly character and mutual dependence on God. Not least among these should be:
Preach always in such a way that God’s words are made clear and God’s message comes straight from the text.
Does Scripture call the local church to the work of cultural transformation?