Generally, if an activity is not important enough to get done if the staff position were eliminated, it is likely not important enough to get done at all.
Elders lead ministry, deacons facilitate ministry, the congregation does ministry. That, I believe, is the New Testament model.
Churches have shifted toward a style that is comfortable for the stereotypical woman—at the expense of the stereotypical man.
Kenneson and Street have composed an excellent critique of a discipline that has become almost second nature in many church circles, even despite its limited applicability.
What do we mean by serving or giving? We mean spending yourself—your time, your gifts, your resources, your energy—for the good of the church.
Through submission we model the godly humility that should characterize us as a church, and we maintain our Christian unity in the midst of disagreement.
We cannot claim that our church is founded on the Word of God unless our church is founded on the preaching of that Word.
I. INTRODUCTION Good morning and welcome! This is the second class in a thirteen-week course on living together as a church. This morning, we will consider the idea of church membership and how it facilitates unity within the church. Before we begin, let’s pray. Church Membership—Why Bother? I wonder if you’ve thought much about why […]
God calls us today—the very imperfect people who compose his Church—to the task of displaying the glory of his perfect character
What is worship? What does it mean to worship God? And what does worship have to do with the unity that should exist in the body of Christ?
As Christians, and especially as fellow church members, we are accountable for each other.
How should we react to unrepentant sin in the church?
Can you recall the last time you were deeply disappointed by another church member? What about the last time you felt like a church let you down?
What does it mean to have healthy relationships in the church? Why should we care?