Monday, October 24, 2016

On the Net: "Autopsy of a Financially Deceased Church" and More

Autopsy of a Financially Deceased Church

As we hear the stories of churches that find themselves scraping the bottom of their checking account, worried if they will financially survive, you tend to uncover some common themes. Read More

3 Mistakes Churches Make When They Talk Money

Ministry leader wants to spread the biblical message of generosity in order to grow generous givers. Read More

3 Ways Ministry Leaders Must Live as Stewards

As resources are generously given to the church, ministry leaders are responsible to ensure they are leveraged to advance the mission the Lord has given His people. Here are three ways ministry leader must live as stewards.... Read More

7 Hints You’re About to Make a Bad Leadership Decision

Have you ever made a bad decision in leadership? Read More

5 Simple Steps to Recruit Volunteers In a Small Church

It's hard to disciple people when you can't even find volunteers. This simple process can help small churches do both better.Read More

Insecurity and Assurance of Salvation

We are fragile mortals, given to fears of every sort. We have a built-in insecurity that no amount of whistling in the dark can mollify. We seek assurance concerning the things that frighten us the most. Read More

What Does it Mean to Fear God?

We need to make some important distinctions about the biblical meaning of “fearing” God. These distinctions can be helpful, but they can also be a little dangerous. When Luther struggled with that, he made this distinction, which has since become somewhat famous: He distinguished between what he called a servile fear and a filial fear. Read More

Is Your Gospel an Urban Legend?

If you talk a big game about "the gospel," but don't live like it's true, the people you do life with will begin to suspect you don't actually believe it. Worse yet, they may begin to disbelieve it themselves. Read More

10 Ways to Help Your Small Group to Be Holy

Small groups are increasingly a big deal today. Pam and I love our small group, led by College@Southeastern student Trevor Forbis. We might be the senior adult department in the group, but we feel loved and appreciated. Here are 10 ways you might lead your small group to be what God calls us be: holy. Read More

The Key to Evangelism in the 21st Century

In our progressively post-Christian society, the importance of hospitality as an evangelistic asset is growing rapidly. Increasingly, the most strategic turf on which to engage unbelievers with the good news of Jesus may be the turf of our own homes. Read More

Is Your Church Ready for the Future?

How do we winsomely and effectively communicate that “Jesus is Lord” to people who believe preference trumps all? Read More

5 Predictions About the US Presidential Election

Amidst all the discussion around the 2016 Presidential election, here are five (kind of) predictions I see around the election and (best of all) for the church. Read More

C. Peter Wagner (1930-2016), Some Thoughts on His Life and Passing

Missiologist, missionary, writer, teacher, and Church Growth specialist. Read More

'Behead The Unbelievers': The Threats Faced By Christian Refugees In Germany

The persecution of Christian refugees living in a German reception centre has prompted drastic measures to reduce religiously-motivated violence, Open Doors reports. Read More

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