Recovery for genuine believers who have been damaged by failed churches is a grueling process.
Do member’s meetings always have to end in bitterness and bickering? I don’t think so. Here are nine suggestions to help set members’ meetings on the right track.
When it comes to ethical conflicts facing local churches, we need to carefully distinguish categories of “may” (permissible), “should/should not” (advisable), and “must” (obligatory).
Every Christian—and every pastor—has spiritually dry seasons. How do we handle them?
Mailbag #88: Must Elders Agree on Tongues & Prophecy? . . . How Can We Wisely Hire a Pastor from Outside the Church?By D. Russell, J. Rinne | 08.09.2019
— How much agreement must elders have on the issue of tongues and prophecy? — In a congregational church, how should we hire a new pastor from the outside? How can we give enough time for the church to properly vet the candidate?
Parenting with Words of Grace is an enormous help for believers fighting the war of words and tasked with shepherding young hearts.
What does 1 Timothy 2:12 specifically forbid? How can we have charitable conversations about our differences?
Evangelicals prioritize preaching. However, an emphasis on the expositional teaching of the Bible will naturally and organically result in a defined confessionalism
Lay eldership is a high calling. But elders must recall that while the office they hold is important, they’re merely there to do Christ’s bidding.
What do we do when someone takes exception to our church’s statement of faith?
Pastors committed to the importance of church membership need to be cautious. In our righteous zeal to address deficient views of the church, we may be tempted to an unrighteous zeal.
Mailbag #81: Helping a Church Grow in Discipling . . . How to Receive Members Who Left a Former Church Poorly.By B. Johnson, J. de Koning | 04.19.2019
— How can I help my church grow in discipling? — Receiving members who left their former church on bad terms.
While it is certain that Scroggins’ book will get wide readership, I think the book fits best outside of local church leadership structures.
Here are eight maxims pastors ought to remember as they shepherd people through difficult bioethical decisions.
This excellent new book could rightly be called “The Collected Works of Sinclair Ferguson on Pastoral Ministry.”