Saturday, September 03, 2016

Saturday Lagniappe: "Culture of Multiplication" and More

Culture of Multiplication – Part Three

We have previously discussed the biblical call to multiplication. We followed that up with a bit of an expose regarding the cultural barriers to multiplication. I want to finish, now, with a brief discussion of some specific models that we can embrace that can help us develop a culture of multiplication within our churches. Read More

How do you shepherd a dying and divided church? Interview with Brian Croft

In his 13 years as senior pastor of Auburndale Baptist Church in Louisville, Brian Croft has seen it all. He has experienced profound lows in the ministry but has sought to remain faithful and has also seen God bring the church from death to life. Read More

The SBC Has a Baptism Problem – and It’s NOT What You Think

Yes, it is sad when churches go an entire year without baptizing anyone. But it is even more sad when many of the churches that are seeing baptism seem to be abandoning a key distinctive of what it means to be Baptist in the first place – regenerate church membership. In our clamor to address one problem, we may actually be creating a larger one! Read More

Ten Words of Advice for Seminarians

Here are ten things every incoming seminary student should know, consider, and keep in mind over the next few years. Read More

Why Pastors Should Lead Their Churches in Disaster Relief

Discipleship is far more than what happens inside a classroom in a church building. Sometimes, it is what happens with a shovel in your hand in the midst of 95-degree heat as you help mud out a home of a stranger who has lost everything. Read More

5 Ways to Kill Giving in Your Church

Church leaders sometimes make decisions that discourage their members from giving to the church. Read More

3 Sources of Superior Performance

Steve Graves examines three sources of superior performance as a leader/manager. Read More

7 Steps to Getting Unstuck and Becoming More Productive

Stop letting distractions hold you back. Read More

9 Habits Of Highly Emotionally Intelligent People

How much of an impact does emotional intelligence (EQ) have on your personal and professional success? The short answer is: a lot! It’s a powerful way to focus your energy in one direction with a tremendous result. Read More

10 Reasons Preaching Scares Me

Anybody who knows me probably knows I love to preach. I so clearly knew God’s calling many years ago that only disobedience would allow me to ignore preaching today. To be candid, though, preaching scares me. Here’s why. Read More

20 Church Growth Principles for Maximum Impact

Regardless of the size of your student ministry, location, or financial resources, your church has great growth potential. Here are 20 church growth principles to implement for maximum growth in your student ministry and church. Read More

The Little Things that are Huge to Our Kids

What matters most to our kids? If you ask them now, they would probably say things like toys, video games, sports, vacations, or other such luxuries. But we know that none of that matters most. And, in the right moments of life, even our kids recognize that these things aren’t what matter. Truth be told, most of the things that matter most are fairly simple. Read More

Appointment of gay Bishop of Grantham a 'major error' say conservative Anglicans

The leading group of conservative Anglicans worldwide has criticised the appointment of the gay Bishop of Grantham as a "major error". Read More
Also see: Gafcon Statement on the Appointment of the Bishop of Grantham and Church of England bishop comes out as gay

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