Sometimes, senior saints question their usefulness in the church as they age. That’s unfortunate because they’re an essential part of the body of Christ.
Mark Dever and Jonathan Leeman continue their conversation about racial division in the church, highlighting the ways pastors can both educate themselves and work against it.
Mark Dever reflects on his friendship with the late R.C. Sproul.
Mark Dever chats with Jonathan Leeman about America’s racial history, and how Christians should learn from their black brothers and sisters.
Let us not give lip-service to the importance of congregational singing if we’re not willing to back that up with some devotion to education.
How do you know when it’s time to leave a church? Juan Sanchez has some advice.
What goes into planning the Sunday gathering? Who should pick the songs, the Scripture readings, the types of prayer?
Besides the Bible, a membership directory is a pastor’s most important book. But why?
We all understand that our singing during our gatherings is for God. But do we also think about how we’re supposed to sing to each other?
Mailbag #68: Does a Church’s Maturity Affect Church Discipline Approach? . . . Should We Bring into Membership a Family Who Doesn’t Speak Our Language?By Jonathan Leeman | 11.10.2017
— Should a congregation’s age, spiritual maturity, and experience of church discipline play into a “muddy” church discipline decision? — How should we maintain a robust membership process while taking into account a new family’s language barrier?
Mark Dever and Jonathan Leeman interview Matt to talk about the reasons behind this transition.
What is the mission of the church? Answering that requires defining what we mean by the “church.”
Mailbag #67: What Should Members Vote On (And How) . . . Responding to Members’ Foolish Social Media PostsBy Jonathan Leeman | 11.03.2017
— What are considered “important matters” for members to vote on—and how do you practically carry out the voting process? — How should I respond to a church member’s foolish use of social media?
It’s completely foreign to the Bible for a Christian not to want to be a part of a local church.