As Christians, we are called to be ambitious for Christ, yet many seem ambitious only for the things of this world. How can you pastor them?
If a mercy ministry in your church grows to the point where it needs some real structure, consider making it an “integrated auxiliary.”
When it comes to mercy ministry in the church, both the programmed and the organic approaches have their limitations. Here is a third way.
Do you have more teaching slots for adult Sunday School programs than you have teachers to fill them? If so, commit to the training of more men to teach.
Sunday School makes you a better systematic theologian, which in turn makes you a better applier of God’s Word.
Over the last decade our church has discovered an unexpected tool for changing a culture: adult Sunday School.
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 […]