Tuesday, September 08, 2015

Tuesday Roundup: Nine Articles

Bringing Innovative Strategies to an Established Small Church

Three starter principles to help an existing church move from stuck and dying to healthy and innovative. Read more

Faithfulness In Small Places

As a church planter, it's hard to be that impressed with one's ministry. Church plants are, by definition, humble things, and everything is still embryonic. I love the people in our church, the culture that's developing, and the mission, but we're certainly not big or flashy. Read more

Perry Noble: Unleashing Your Church

Unfortunately, this story reminds me of how so many churches of all sizes tend to operate in our country today. Read more

How to Get More Personal and Organization Momentum Starting Now

Here are 7 questions I’ve collected over my time in leadership that I ask myself on a semi-regular basis to push through to the next level and find momentum. Read more

The best (and worst ways) to spot a liar

Forget body language or eye movements. There are much better ways to identify the deceitful. Read more

Public Reading of Scripture in Corporate Worship: Some Helpful Tips

God speaks when the Bible speaks. As a man holds the Bible and reads it, the sovereign Master of all creation utters His voice. At Christ Fellowship Bible Church, one element of worship that we include in every corporate worship gathering is the public reading of Holy Scripture. We want to hear from God. We sit under the authority of His Word. And we model for the flock the importance of reading the Word, the reverence when hearing the Word, and the way to pray through the Word. Here are some some helpful tips to bear in mind when engaging in the corporate reading of Scripture. Read more

5 good reasons to read the entire Bible every year

I vividly recall two pivotal conversations with pastors shortly after I surrendered to gospel ministry in the late-1990s. The conversations were pivotal because in them I was exposed to two divergent approaches to ministry and the Lord used them to convince me that I must saturate my mind with Scripture. Read more

Discipleship and Mission: An Encouragement and a Caution

Charles Spurgeon said, “Every Christian is either a missionary or an impostor.” As disciples of Jesus, we are simultaneously sent to live on mission. Living on mission is part of what it means to be a disciple. Biblically, there is no such thing as a disciple who does not live on mission. As Christ was sent for us, we have been sent to the world around us. Keep reading

How a Church Greeting Saved One Man’s Life

Almost every Sunday, I encourage New Lifers to find someone they have never met and introduce themselves. It is probably the most important thing we do as a church family besides the Sacraments and the Scriptures. Read more

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