Who are the outcasts in your community? Who is overlooked? And when are they coming over for dinner?
We must guard the sheep against wolves. For this reason, we must know how to build fences; that is, we must lead our church in practicing meaningful membership and discipline.
We asked pastors how they’d been serving their non-Christian neighbors since the pandemic disrupted regular ministry.
Mailbag #87: Are there Qualifications for Serving in the Church? . . . What Should a Congregation Vote On?By J. Kurz, R. Johnson | 07.26.2019
— Does the Bible specify qualifications for serving in the church? — What matters should a congregation vote on?
We asked three pastors to share a story of restoration—that is, someone who had been restored to membership after being disciplined for unrepentant sin.
Mailbag #76: The Role of Matthew 18’s “One or Two Witnesses” . . . Must Christians Go to Church Every Sunday? . . . How to Care for an Unwed & Pregnant MemberBy B. Johnson, J. Kurz, P. Martin | 03.01.2019
Three pastors answer one question each about church discipline, church attendance, and caring for a church member who is unwed and pregnant.
Four themes throughout this ancient book will particularly benefit your congregation today.
While there are a few weaknesses, this book offers a unique and much-needed contribution to American evangelicalism, especially as demographics change.
When God burdens a preacher for a people group, a neighborhood, or a block, it’s right for that preacher to go and become all things to all people so that he might save some.
Our church waited three years to put our church documents in order, and we suffered for it.