Links for your weekend reading:
Church growth takes planning. Let’s do it. But church multiplication takes miracle. Let’s be open to what only God can do.
Pastors may have the the same gifting, the same budget and the same amount of people attending worship services and yet still be on entirely different vision wavelengths. Where does this come from? Why does this happen?
I suspect Jesus would prefer we introduce Him as a person rather than attempt to sell Him as a novelty. I think He’d rather we recognize His good news needs only to be shared, and that it never needs to be sold.
As unpleasant as it sounds, we need to stop medicating the church and go back to the “old-school” process of making disciples.
Your church needs your weaknesses. You cannot be a superman pastor, and attempts to do so will harm both you and those you serve.
If these motives go unchecked, it’s only a matter of time until the planter comes undone.
While there are some commonalities, there are differences between the problems you are likely to see in reformed and non-reformed preaching.
Over the last few months I’ve been collecting research about the dangers of too little sleep, which I’ve summarized below.