Church Planting and Revitalization
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.
As long as you’re aware of its errors, this book offers insights for the prospective church planter.
What’s needed to plant a church isn’t the wisdom of Jim Collins, but the gospel of Jesus Christ.
No matter the costs and effects of church planting on the planting church, the Lord is always faithful.
Four things I learned from our successful and fruitful church merger—almost 20 years after it happened.
In a church merger, you must understand the two existing cultures and lead them to become one. Here are five ways to do that.
Ecclesiology can’t be assumed nor should it be considered a distraction to the church planter’s “mission.”
Two years into our church plant, we faced our first major crisis. Here are nine takeaway lessons on dealing with church conflict.
I’m writing to you today because we’re concerned to see a steadily growing trend in America. It’s called “revitalization.”
— 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?
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.
Jonathan chats with Mark about good and bad reasons to leave a church, and offers principles for leaving well once the decision has been made.
In the inaugural episode of our new podcast Pastors’ Talk, Jonathan Leeman sits down with Mark Dever to talk about seeing the gospel grow in your city, not just your church.
But chasing after what works can become intoxicating Why? Precisely because it works! In fact, it can become so intoxicating that many pastors run right past the safety of God’s Word.
Through the faithfulness of Christian doctors a generation ago, God gave churches favor in the eyes of the rulers of a nation in the heart of the Middle East. Through the recovery of one church, now many healthy churches are springing up in this desert country.