You may think you are, but you may not be. After all, Jesus himself said that some people will do seemingly “Christian” things in his name but will not truly know him. Or maybe you know you are not a Christian and you wonder what it really means to be one. Mike McKinley shows us […]
How the Local Church Brings Life to the Poor and Needy It is impossible to alleviate poverty—in its fullest sense—apart from the local church. In recent years, Christians have shown an increased commitment to helping the poor. But this renewed interest in poverty alleviation is doomed to fail if it is not rooted in the […]
Mike McKinley explains why every sermon should proclaim Christ.
The apostles responded to the Great Commission by planting churches. And so should we.
Mailbag #80: Should Pastors Discuss Past Sins? . . . Should Believers Ever Abstain from Communion? . . . Conducting Membership Interviews for Single WomenBy D. King, J. Joseph, M. McKinley | 04.12.2019
— How much should a pastor share about past sins? — When should believer’s abstain from the Lord’s Supper? — Should women do membership interviews for single women?
If we invest in social issues without ever explaining the gospel, then we’ve failed the test of love.
We regularly need to bring biblical theology to bear on our ministry in order to understand and accurately communicate the message of whatever text we’re teaching.
By developing other leaders who can teach, disciple, evangelize, counsel, and shepherd the flock, you raise up others who can care for the health of all the church members.
As a person begins to understand what it means to be part of a church, the “you” and “they” turns to a “we” and “us.”
Here are the five kinds of people that you might be tempted to put on your document revision committee, but should avoid if at all possible.
Does a commitment to teaching and believing doctrine hinder the spread of the gospel in hard places? Hardly.
How do you equip women in your church for ministry?
Most sermons are “base hits.” The preacher presents the meaning of the text, teaches and applies it faithfully, and the congregation receives it gladly.
In a pastoral counseling or shepherding situation, when do you say, “I have nothing else to give,” and move on?