Local churches have the same Christ, same confession, and same commission. Here are ten practical implications of these connections.
To understand how local churches relate to each other we first need to ask, who holds the keys?
When and how should lay elders push back on decisions of staff elders? Consider first what “hat” the staff elder is wearing.
How elders relate to each other will impact how they relate to the flock, for good or ill. Here are a few ideas for helping elders build deep friendships and sturdy unity.
The local Baptist association is dead. Or at least on life support. This story of turning one around provides great reasons not to pull the plug just yet.
Pastors need to care for each other. Here’s how that care found one pastor when he needed it most.
A small group of Baptists who read, talked, and prayed together sparked a renewal that led to the birth of the modern missions movement. What might God do through similar means today?
A young pastor found relief from self-imposed isolation through a new local association of ministers. Here’s how.
From the four corners of Louisville, a growing number of pastors have been gathering for fellowship, teaching, and prayer. Here’s their story, and some of the unexpected fruits they’ve seen.
How can a church raise up and sustain pastors who are faithful over the long haul? That’s a question Sojourn Network is trying to answer.
Here’s how a group of likeminded pastors came together to promote gospel growth in German churches. First step? Invite John Piper to dinner.
Our love for Jesus never shines brighter than when we rejoice in the progress of the gospel—in others’ churches.
The great commission is bigger than your local church. How should that shape your priorities and posture as a pastor?
Don’t support just any parachurch organization. Instead, use them to support efforts, individuals, or teams that you trust.
The most vital thing we can do to help the parachurch is to foster healthy, biblical churches.