Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Wednesday's Catch: "5 Mistakes More Likely To Be Made By Small Churches Than Big Churches" and More

5 Mistakes More Likely To Be Made By Small Churches Than Big Churches

Different sizes of churches serve different functions. And they face different challenges. Read More

Episode 10: Should A Church Reflect Its Surrounding Community? [Podcast]

Does your congregation look like the people who live around it? If not, does it matter? How important is it that a church reflects its surrounding community? Listen Now

What Makes Your Church Your Church?

What makes your church your church? The distinctive elements within your building that tell the story of who you are as a faith community? Read More

8 Reasons Church Conflicts Burn Out of Control Quickly

As a pastor, I sometimes felt like I spent all my time putting out fires in the church. It might have been right for me to deal with the fires, but I seldom caught the fire before it started burning more brightly than I wanted. Here’s why the fires of church conflict often burn out of control quickly.... Read More

3 Steps to Cleansing Yourself of Legalism

My name is Brandon Cox, and I’m a legalist. At least, I still struggle with the remnants of legalism in my life. Read More

The Hottest Thing at Church Is Not Your Pastor or Worship Leader

Despite a new wave of contemporary church buzzwords like relational, relevant, and intentional, people who show up on Sundays are looking for the same thing that has long anchored most services: preaching centered on the Bible. Read More

What Is Expository Preaching?

I have culled a sampling of definitions from some prominent authors who define exposition in their books on preaching. Although the list has a variety of definitions, I trust you will see many common themes emphasized here. Read More

Don’t Be Afraid to Preach

Pastor, don’t be afraid to do what God called you to do. Take a moment to reflect back upon your calling. When God called you, he called you to pastor, but the first inclination for most pastors is to preach. God made you into a pastor and a preacher. Read More

Please Stop Giving Bad Invitations

ome people call it “drawing the net” or an “invitation,” while others simply refer to it as an “altar call.” It’s typically a time of decision at the end of a sermon where people are invited to the front to counsel and pray to receive Christ. What methods do we see employed in the Scriptures? Read More

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