Pastors can neither be people-pleasers on the one side, nor take pleasure in hurting people on the other. A loving courage for the sake of the final blessedness of the flock is the goal.
What do pastors in the throes of church revitalization need to know? In this episode of Pastors’ Talk, Jonathan interviews Mark and two other pastors who went through a revitalization, Andy Davis and Aaron Menikoff.
If the Word of God isn’t central to a revitalization effort, no genuine, long-lasting transformation will ever occur.
Does “husband of one wife” disqualify single men from serving as elders?
There is evidence in the New Testament that the Holy Spirit wills to use prayer meetings to pour out his power again and again on local churches.
Can you manufacture a multi-ethnic church programmatically, pragmatically, or consumeristically?
Boys don’t enter the world knowing how to be godly men. They have to be trained.
Andy Davis, a pastor in North Carolina, recounts the stirring story of his church’s revitalization.
On Sunday morning, August 19, 2001, I began corporate worship at First Baptist Church (FBC) Durham by calling on the members of the church to repent.
Most pointedly, I don’t believe this book tenderly and clearly warns individual sinners of their peril or calls upon them to flee to Christ as the only remedy for their sin before God.
This book is a cogent and succinct summary of the central themes of the life of Jonathan Edwards, and Moody does his best work applying those themes to our present context.
If there’s no steady diet of biblical theology, what do our churches and church members really lose?