A man who was baptized as a believer wants to join our credobaptist church, though he is paedobaptistic and cannot affirm the church’s statement of faith on believer’s baptism. Should the elders of the church recommend this man to the church for membership?
How does a man discern whether he ought to pursue pastoral ministry?
A talk given at NAMB & 9Marks Church Planting & Revitalization conference 2018.
At what point, if ever, does a persistent pattern of pornography warrant church discipline?
What are some good and bad excuses not to practice church discipline?
Churches should cooperate, not compete.
Pastor, resist the temptation to love the church that’s ahead of you rather than the one that’s before you right now.
As preachers, we have to remind people that the Bible is primarily a book about God before it’s a book about us.
When should two churches merge despite the differences—and when should they stay separate precisely because of their differences?
If you could add one thing to your church calendar, what would it be? Have you considered adding a regular prayer service?
Should we risk agitating people by asking them to formally sign something? And what if someone wants to join, but is unsure of a doctrinal matter? Is submission enough, or is agreement necessary?
Other forms of communication seem more immediately effective. Must we make preaching central to a church’s gathering?
My analogy didn’t have the intended effect, or perhaps it did, for he quickly retorted, “You’re not actually trying to convert people, are you?”
Salvation is of grace, from beginning to end.