Tuesday, October 18, 2016

On the Net: "4 Misleading Ways to Measure Church Health…And a Guide That Can Help" and More

4 Misleading Ways to Measure Church Health…And a Guide That Can Help

When you have the wrong measure of health, you build the wrong plan to move forward. Read More

Big Cities Need Great Small Churches, Too

Alongside big churches, we need an explosion of smaller, niche churches to infiltrate neighborhoods and challenge us to think differently. Read More

Most College Students Are Leaving the Church. Here's How This Congregation Is Bucking the Trend

What helped a tiny campus church plant become the fastest-growing flock in Tallahassee? Read More

50 Years Ago Today: The Split between John Stott and Martyn Lloyd-Jones

On Tuesday, October 18, 1966, an event took place that shook British evangelicalism—on the nature of the church and the basis of gospel unity and purity—with reverberations still being felt today. Read More

Why Study Church History?

The study of church history, however, is meant to provide more than just inspiration. Serious reflection on the past protects us from error, reminds us of God’s faithfulness, and motivates us to persevere. Read More

An Illustration of Repentance

The Westminster Shorter Catechism has an excellent definition of repentance in Question 87: “Repentance unto life is a saving grace, whereby a sinner, out of a true sense of his sin, and apprehension of the mercy of God in Christ, doth, with grief and hatred of his sin, turn from it unto God, with full purpose of, and endeavor after, new obedience.” Read More

7 Signs Your Volunteer Team is Thriving

These seven characteristics will help your volunteer team move in the right direction. Read More

5 Ways Ministry Has Changed in 20 Years

How has ministry changed? What’s so different about being a pastor today versus 20 years ago? Read More

5 Destructive Lies About Pastors

It is totally wrong to make categorically false statements about pastors because you know a few negative examples. Read More

PRAY: An Alternative Model for Group Prayer

An innovative, four-part strategy for praying in public, especially in Sunday and home groups. Read More

7 Reminders for Pastors and Ministry Leaders who use Social Media

The way you use it matters... Read More

PREACHING MATTERS: Discipleship Training in the Gospels

What is a Gospel, and what are the Gospel authors trying to do? Can you give us some examples of how the Gospels train us? How does the authors' structure in the Gospels help us understand what true discipleship involves? What difference will this make to the structures and strategies in our churches? Watch Now

Hillary Clinton On The Christian Faith That Shaped Her Politics

Nearly a quarter of a century ago, Hillary Clinton, then First Lady, spoke about the importance of her Christian faith and how it shaped her as a person. Read More

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