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.
Your church has a primary role in your personal pursuit of contentment. Does this surprise you?
Here are seven simple things we can do—and not do!—so singles in our midst know we love them and respect them as fellow image-bearers of God.
Jonathan sits down with Mark to ask him questions from our new Journal: Pastoring Singles.
Vocation and service: two major areas of life that are often neglected in the pulpit, but that help the people of God find purpose and hope in this fallen, often lonely world.
As you are preaching through the Scriptures and thinking about applying the text, you might consider whether your text addresses questions like these.
How are the families in your church are doing at loving single people? Do they strive to fold single people into their lives?
Here are a few comments intended to encourage you to fold single-adult friends into your special family events.
Singleness, Same-Sex Attraction, and the Church: A Conversation with Sam Allberry, Rosaria Butterfield, and Christopher YuanBy C. Yuan, R. Butterfield, S. Allberry | 9Marks Journal: Pastoring Singles | 03.20.2017
Sam Allberry, Rosaria Butterfield, and Christopher Yuan answer questions on same-sex attraction, singleness, and the church.
We live in a society whose only route to true intimacy has become the joy of sex.