The desire for numeric growth, in turn, leads many pastors to constantly look for growth strategies that undermine the ordinary means of grace.
Just like today, Baptists were in the nineteenth century were a “big tent” denomination. Differences persisted, but they were handled with charity.
The mission of the church is in fact the mission of the church. Rather than merely being one person casting from a pier, it’s a host of men and women holding their part of the net.
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Whereas the term “seeker” has been associated with the church growth movement in North America in particular, “person of peace” has lodged itself into the lexicon of modern missions.
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We should talk about heaven in our evangelism because it’s the ultimate goal of the gospel’s promise.
Every person on the planet will live forever. The sooner we accept that reality, the sooner we will pursue missions with urgency, focus, and perseverance.
We asked pastors around the world this question: “How have you encouraged Christians experiencing significant persecution with the hope of heaven?”
If you’re looking for a church, I invite you to ask some of the same questions we asked and to examine a few of the principles laid out in Scripture.
Healthy churches plant churches. But how? What causes a church to “bubble over”? Here’s one way.
Must you preach it in every sermon? How do you prevent every sermon from sounding the same or flattening your text?
Perseverance is a drum pastors can always afford to beat, especially during a pandemic. And Hebrews tells us how to persevere: look to Christ who persevered before us, and for us.
Addison’s proposal may create movements of “churches” that burn hot and fast, but I fear that they will not last.