Curated links for your weekend reading:
God’s design includes a responsibility for one another.
For generations, the only effective means of assessing one’s spiritual gifts has been the local church.
There are three relational dynamics present in small churches that are crucial for developing a meaningful membership.
The biblical patterns for church structures and leadership are meant to be a blessing. We shouldn’t want to look for loopholes, like we do with our taxes. We should aspire to conform ourselves to the Bible and be clear about it.
How can we help our spiritual practices not to become so routine that we move through them on autopilot?
Whenever ministry gets complex, I try to remind myself of two priorities that matter most: glorify Jesus and love people. That’s not all I have to do, but without these two priorities in place, little else matters.