Friday, May 27, 2016

On the Net: Church Society Launches Weekly Video Exposition of Sunday Lectionary Readings and More

Lee on the Lectionary: A new regular video feature on the Church Society blog

Introducing a weekly 5 minute exposition of the Anglican Lectionary readings for each Sunday. Lee Gatiss begins with the readings for this coming Sunday. Learn More

How Can a Pastor Reverse Negative Sentiments in a Church? – Rainer on Leadership #228 [Podcast]

On today’s episode, Thom Rainer and Jonathan Howe discuss a few causes of negativity in the church and how pastors can help deal with negativity and even stop it from happening on the front end. Listen Now

10 Reasons Perfectionism Will Hurt Your Ministry

I’m a perfectionist. I admit it, but I don’t like it. What I’ve learned over the years is that my perfectionism has hurt my ministry. If you’re a perfectionist, here’s why that trait will likely hurt your ministry, too. Read More

How to Know When It Is Time to Leave

Some of you will be considering a ministry move this summer and want to make sure that God is orchestrating it. It is normal to reach the end of another church-year and take stock of your life and ministry. I want to share a few ways that helped me to know the right time to leave a ministry. Read More

What Every Church Needs

Many contemporary sermons sound more like the advice one can get from a pop-psychologist on talk radio or a television show. What we need are biblically based sermons empowered by the Spirit and delivered with passion that comes from prayer, study and holiness. Read More

Make Disciples without Adding Events

Discipleship is at the heart of the church. Jesus commanded us in Matthew 28:19 to “Go and make disciples of all nations.” The issue for the church throughout history is discerning the most effective way to do it. How can we lead people to salvation and develop them into mature disciple makers? Read More

Less Than Half of American Christians Find Church Attendance, Bible Reading, or Service to Be Essential

What is intriguing about a recent Pew Research Center survey of Christian values is not what American Christians value but what they do not value. Read More

Transgender Confusion Goes Beyond Elementary School Bathrooms [Podcast]

Researcher Mark Yarhouse on why mixing politics and gender identity has only left us more confused. Listen Now

No comments: