Before a pastor leads a church to practice discipline, he must teach the church what the Bible teaches. It’s better to woo and win the church in the truth, than to wreck it in the pursuit of rightness.
When a church member first confesses pornography consumption, they’re usually relieved to admit their battle and get help in their fight.
If we truly care about the health of our churches, we’d do well to ask ourselves some questions.
Pastors must teach the church about what a church is. If they don’t, who will?
In this episode of Pastors’ Talk, Mark and Jonathan discuss members meetings—what they are, where they are in the Bible, and how to make them of spiritual interest.
Can you imagine what it’s like to go home after a leadership meeting with the knowledge that you were actually fulfilling your God-given mandate?
Like a successful team, every healthy church has both leaders and role players.
In a healthy church, the relationship between elders and church members will be characterized by trust.
There are two questions that will help Christians understand baptism and the Lord’s Supper: what is the gospel, and what is the nature of the local church?
Pastor HB Charles, Jr. explains the theological realities behind baptism and the Lord’s Supper.
The world doesn’t have the tools to offer the kind of redemption the #MeToo movement calls for. But thankfully, the church does.
No matter the size of your membership, your church can (and must) pursue leadership training—and this book provides the tools to do it.
The goal is for every church to be faithful—in doctrinal purity, in guarding the membership, in active gospel ministry. In this, Spurgeon and the Metropolitan Tabernacle remain a model for pastors and churches today.
If Western Christians think church membership and discipline are strange and alien ideas, then it’s totally new for churches in China.
Whether we’re called to Farmington, Missouri or Washington, D.C, our goal is to help people do two things: understand the Bible and follow Jesus.