Links for your weekend reading:
Leaders as well as churchgoers are weary of the impersonal, performance-based, people-in-the-pews approach. We are tired of the show. We have not been called to entertain an audience—we have been commissioned to train an army.
We mass produce discipleship by discipling a few who then disciple more and it multiplies. If we try another way, we’re just gathering crowds and assuming that our different variations of sermons will do the trick — that hasn’t worked for decades.
Jesus invented the church; let’s allow him to lead it while we cultivate a flourishing well-watered garden first and a well-oiled machine second.
You will hear Millennials speak less and less about worship style. Their focus is on theologically rich music, authenticity, and quality that reflects adequate preparation in time and prayer.
Space in preaching – slowing down – is a gift. Here are 7 reasons why.
A flesh and blood pastor is crucial for the local church because preaching is an act of spiritual warfare. A pastor is a shepherd who fights in the trenches next to his sheep, defending them from the wolves.
Resources from the ministry of Timothy Keller and Redeemer Presbyterian Church