Ferguson’s portrait of church life is refreshing and one that feels, by God’s enabling grace, achievable.
If you want the church to feel like a family, commit to formal church membership.
“I’m looking for a church that’s just like me.” Few people would say it quite so crassly, but the sentiment is common.
How would you, according to Scripture, define the church? Does this definition free you up or weigh you down?
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.
How should we confront the problem of wolves in the church? At times, we must protect the sheep by whacking the wolves with the shepherd’s rod.
Gathering together again will be a great joy for many and a unique challenge for some. Let’s make sure that no one is left behind in the post-Covid church.
There’s a difference between short-term accommodations and permanent structures.
We asked pastors how they’d been serving their people since the pandemic disrupted regular ministry.
This article is written to pastors who serve in an international setting. If that’s you, I have but one piece of counsel: you must make sure your church members are Christians, not simply immigrants or expats.
Different cultural practices can create an opportunity for growth or lead to a compromise of the gospel. How can churches discern whether or not they’re on the road to compromising the gospel?
The church isn’t just one aspect of the Christian life, it’s the context of our Christian life—it shapes all the other aspects of our Christian obedience.
The claim that Acts demonstrates a uniform pattern of spontaneous baptisms is overstated.
It seems many immigrant churches are in the midst of a divorce. Why?
The goal of missions is not merely individual conversions. Rather, it’s to see indigenous, gospel-preaching churches planted.