When laying the foundation for a new plant or revitalization, there’s truly no better advice than this: “Before you do anything else, make sure your people know that you love them.”
This article outlines the legal considerations of a church merger. It’s not a recipe for the success of the marriage, but a roadmap for blending families. It’s not very romantic, but it’s necessary.
No matter the costs and effects of church planting on the planting church, the Lord is always faithful.
In a church merger, you must understand the two existing cultures and lead them to become one. Here are five ways to do that.
We search in vain for a tidy system of sanctification, yet on every page of this short book we witness the process unfold.
Only a church in relative safety and comfort has the time to talk about polity. Right?
This is an excellent book from a a pastor about the purposes and plans of God through hardships in our lives.
In many evangelical churches, the public prayers are casual, short, and few. Is that a problem?
Christians have the opportunity to innovate and speak about technology in such a way that points to a greater Creator, and a true Savior.
— Does God want some churches to die, regardless of how faithful the leaders are? — How would you counsel a couple where the husband views pornography because the wife has no interest in sexual relations, but is still upset by his actions?
These days, small groups are quite common. But are they enough for community and accountability? What’s the best way to do small groups such that they don’t interfere with the regular Sunday gathering?
Does your congregation look like the people who live around it? If not, does it matter? How important is it that a church reflects its surrounding community?
— What are some of the pastoral principles, pitfalls, and guidelines when dealing with church members who doubt their baptism took place after their conversion? — A church member wants his daughter to be baptized twice, in two different churches. How should I respond? — As a church considers planting or revitalizing, how much should they take into account a building’s architecture?
A workshop from TGC’s 2017 national conference.
Participants: Jonathan Leeman, Isaac Adams, Curtis Woods, Russell Moore, Kevin DeYoung
Mailbag #58: Does the State or Church Have Authority to Marry; Counsel for Re-Writing Our ConstitutionBy Jonathan Leeman | 04.07.2017
— Who has the authority to marry: the state or the church? — Four brief questions from a pastor who’s rewriting his church’s constitution.