Is Bigger Really Better? The Statistics actually Say “No”!
It pains me that so many churches and leaders suffer from an inferiority complex when in fact they could very well be more healthy and fruitful than the big-box church down the street.
Missional Leaders for the Church
It is much easier to turn up the volume on our latest Christian CD, point to the hundreds of cars in mega-church parking lots, or pick up the latest Christian romance novel, rather than soberly face the fact that we are not passing the faith down to the next generation. What should we do? Here are three suggestions.
When a Biblical Model is Viewed as Unusual
Do we not recognize a problem exists whenever we label a church planter as being innovative, creative, or unusual for following a Pauline model?
The Craft of Life-Changing Preaching
If the process hasn’t begun until Saturday, you have no time whatsoever to develop the communication aspect of your sermon, to think of a helpful turn of phrase, an illuminating personal illustration, or a practical point of gospel application … You have entered the pulpit with a bag of content, but it hasn’t yet been formed into a sermon.
When Will Jesus Be Enough?
I realized how much my ego was tied to my personal success. If Jesus was enough, I had to get over my empire and focus on His Kingdom. That day began an interactive love relationship with Christ that has grown into a communion between my heart and His.
Nine Ideas for Better Members’ Meetings
Many of us have horror stories of members’ meetings gone terribly wrong. But do they 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.
What Non-Christian Counselors Don’t Tell You
They never mention the God who has a name: YHWH, Father, Jesus, Spirit, Almighty, Savior, Comforter…
7 Things You Might Not Know about Grumbling
- It models Satan
- It is contrary to who you are
- It is the opposite of prayer
- It is simply a waste of time
- It swallows up the blessing of mercy before it arrives
- It worsens sufferings and afflictions
- It wears the hopeless costume of pessimism