Friday, January 06, 2017

On the Net: "9 Better Reasons to Leave a Church"

9 Better Reasons to Leave a Church

Earlier this week, I posted 11 “weak” reasons to leave a church. I know, though, that there are legitimate reasons for leaving one. Here are some of those.... Read More

4 Reasons Attending Church Is a Must

Here are four powerful reasons you should attend church weekly, and why church attendance can change your life. Read More

Viewpoint: Inevitable Side Effects of a Church Growth Ministry Model

When a church becomes preoccupied with "body growth" it becomes susceptible to a temptation to employ "cultural steroid enhancement." But the inevitable side effects are soon manifested- worship becomes entertainment, discipleship becomes therapy, evangelism becomes self-esteem and the Gospel becomes a self-help prosperity message. Like biological steroids, cultural steroids work--for a while. The church grows numerically and is applauded culturally while dying spiritually. Read More

Do You Lead Leaders or Lead Followers?

In my leadership experience there are two kinds of leaders. There are those who are willing to lead leaders and those who will only lead followers. Read More

The Top 10 Scriptures on God’s Mission

I recently asked this question on Twitter: ‘What are the key passages or texts that speak of God’s people being on mission? Read More

Towards Missional Effectiveness: The Mark of Multiplication (Part 6)

Go where people are, make disciples, plant churches. Read More

Fact Check: Episcopal News Service

Episcopalians have the right to reorganize themselves into a new entity and continue their affiliation with the national church. But the article makes statements up front that are not in accord with the church’s own self-reported statistics. Read More
The Anglican Church in North America has also not been forthright in statements about its growth. Indeed the problem of inaccurate, misleading, or false statements about the state of the jurisdiction is one that besets a number of North American Anglican entities with jurisdictional officials seeking to conceal the stagnation and decline of their jurisdictions from remaining members. The Continuing Anglican movement has not flourished in North America. Neither has its predecessors--the Reformed Episcopal Church and the Anglican Orthodox Church. It is not too late to investigate the causes of its lack of growth, particularly with attention to conditions affecting local Continuing Anglican churches, and to take realistic steps to help such churches to address specific impediments to their growth and to become a vibrant witness to authentic historic Anglicanism in the 21st century.

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