Wednesday, May 03, 2017

Wednesday's Catch: "Do We Need A Broader Definition Of Church Growth?" and Much More

Do We Need A Broader Definition Of Church Growth?

Any definition of church growth that doesn’t allow for, even celebrate, churches that contribute in non-numerical ways is incomplete. Read More

Breaking Church-Growth Barriers: Build a Bigger Leadership Table

Our goals must reflect a community of making disciples and exerting cultural influence. Read More

Does Your Church Suffer From ‘Close to the Pastor’ Syndrome?

A wonky dynamic in which long-time members feel they need open, unfettered access to their pastor at all times. Read More

The Real Reasons Your People Aren’t Turning Up To Church Every Week

Church just feels like a sanctified busy activity or round of activities. And activity and a perceived requirement to be active is wearing people out. Read More

What You Should Know About the Prosperity Gospel

Last week U.S. Postal Service inspectors and IRS criminal investigators raided the offices of Benny Hinn, the infamous faith healer and “health and wealth” preacher. Here is what should know about Hinn and the prosperity gospel movement. Read More

Resources for Your Pastoral Search Committee

University Reformed Church will soon be forming a pastoral search committee to look for the church’s next senior pastor. The process can be daunting, but it can also be a spiritually unifying and edifying time for the committee and for the congregation. Thankfully, there are a number of resources out there to help churches set up a good process (and avoid common mistakes). Read More

Preaching to the Unchurched: 5 Essentials

In terms of seeing radical life changes in individuals, nothing can take the place of Spirit-anointed preaching. Read More

Pastors, The Bible Is the Best Thing You've Got Going

New research on Americans and Bible engagement has been released, and as usual, the statistics give reasons to be both alarmed and encouraged. Read More

Absorbing and Applying God’s Word

Modern and progressivist education has successfully driven a wedge between knowing and doing, and hearing and applying. Screwtape’s strategic agenda has succeeded to great and devastating effects even in the church. Thanks to modernity, believers will not, and perhaps can not, faithfully apply Scripture to their lives. Read More

No, ‘Saul the Persecutor’ Did Not Become ‘Paul the Apostle’

I keep coming across a “sticky” misconception that God (specifically, Jesus) changed the name of an important figure we now typically refer to as “Saint Paul.” Read More

A New Frame of Mind

As the lives of western Christians become more and more dominated by the content that is brought into their lives by various forms of media, we must ask the question, "With what do I fill my mind?" Read More

Why Should I Evangelise?

How both the bad news and the good news spur us to preach God’s news. Read More

“Super Christians” Are Overrated

Somewhere along the line, many Christians have come to believe that it’s not their responsibility to tell others about Christ. Read More

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