How would you, according to Scripture, define the church? Does this definition free you up or weigh you down?
As you teach your congregation to care deeply about what the Bible says, you also need to teach them how to live with those who think the Bible teaches something different than what they believe.
Allen’s philosophy of missions is full of tempered wisdom and careful consideration of how the goal of missions should shape its practice.
It takes time for to grow a culture of evangelism. Hopefully some of these practices will help.
Elliot Clark’s book is a gift to Christians tempted to feel discouraged by their increased sense of alienation in America. More than that, it is a clarion call to confidently declare the gospel in a world that desperately needs it.
Let’s briefly consider some of the “good-faith” objections to discipline we’ve encountered and how we try to help church members understand the theological principles undergirding discipline.
The normal life for a Christian—even one outside their home country—is committed to a particular group of fellow brothers and sisters
This book is a wonderful devotional tool for the pastor tempted to feel discouraged at the small size of his flock or the seeming lack of fruit in his preaching.
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.
Book Review: James Robinson Graves—Staking the Boundaries of Baptist Identity, by James A. PattersonReview by Caleb Greggsen | 09.21.2018
This book provides a cautionary tale for everyone committed to teaching and promoting sound Baptist polity as the polity most faithful to Scripture.
Ministry is full of both principles and ideals. If we confuse the two, then we’ll either require something that God does not require for faithfulness, or we’ll disregard an aspect of faithfulness.
In our efforts to quickly mobilize churches in missions, I fear we’re unintentionally undermining the church’s ability to patiently invest for the spiritual long-term.
Only a church in relative safety and comfort has the time to talk about polity. Right?
Service in global missions and service to the local church aren’t opposed to each other—or at least they shouldn’t be.