Baptism is an authorized declaration of the credibility of someone’s confession, not just a private judgment about whether we think someone is a Christian.
In every case, a church ought to be careful, weeding through words to attempt to discern the motivation behind a profession of faith―in other words, its credibility.
We asked pastors from around the world a simple question: what books did you read in 2018 that helped you be a better pastor?
Pastor Michael Lawrence explains why this ministry philosophy, though well-intentioned, is not a good idea.
Before a pastor leads a church to practice discipline, he must teach the church what the Bible teaches. It’s better to woo and win the church in the truth, than to wreck it in the pursuit of rightness.
At what point, if ever, does a persistent pattern of pornography warrant church discipline?
If we truly care about the health of our churches, we’d do well to ask ourselves some questions.
Pastors must teach the church about what a church is. If they don’t, who will?
Does congregationalism mean the whole church must decide whether or not to buy a new photo copier? Or what about the color of the carpet? Jonathan Leeman answers.
In this episode of Pastors’ Talk, Mark and Jonathan discuss members meetings—what they are, where they are in the Bible, and how to make them of spiritual interest.
As it turns out, these eight excuses not to practice church discipline are actually reasons *to* practice church discipline.
Jonathan Leeman answers the difficult question, “How should we interact with someone who’s been disciplined from our church?”
Can you imagine what it’s like to go home after a leadership meeting with the knowledge that you were actually fulfilling your God-given mandate?
Deeper convictions lead to higher praise.