Thursday, June 22, 2017

Thursday's Catch: "Does Your Church Have the Right Model?" and Much More

Does Your Church Have the Right Model?

How to decide. Read More

What Is a Worldview?

Abortion. Euthanasia. Pornography. Same-sex marriage. Transgender rights. Embryonic research. Genetic enhancement. Christians surveying the cultural landscape in the West have a clear sense that things are headed in a destructive direction. While most believers can easily identify the symptoms of decline, few feel competent to diagnose and address the root causes. There are many complex factors behind these developments, but one invaluable tool for better understanding and engaging with our culture is the concept of worldview. The sociological quakes and moral fissures we observe in our day are largely due to what we might call “cultural plate tectonics”: shifts in underlying worldviews and the collisions between them. Read More

Thomas Cranmer: Evangelising the Nation [Audio]

At the 2017 Church Society Conference, Revd Dr Peter Adam outlined Thomas Cranmer’s strategy for evangelising the nation, which could be summed up in one word: Bible. Listen Now

Five Leadership Axioms That Shape Your Ministry

Healthy leaders make for healthy organizations. Read More

10 Transformative Lessons for Healthy Churches and Leaders

When we have overlooked issues of character because of natural abilities or effectiveness, we have always paid a price. Read More

How Vulnerable Should a Pastor be When Preaching?

When you think about it, though, is not the act of preaching itself an act of deep vulnerability? Read More

Preacher’s Toolkit: Should I Always Call for Repentance and Faith?

Expository preaching addresses the entire person—the mind, the affections, and the will. Sadly, many think of expository preaching only as mental instruction. While preaching must certainly instruct the mind, it must go further than mere mental instruction. An expository sermon must also raise the affections. Read More

5 Principles for University Evangelism

In our current environment, with its distinct challenges and opportunities, how should we go about the task of university evangelism? Is there anything practical we can say? Yes, in fact. Here are five principles for university evangelism today. Read More

How To Distinguish True Zeal from False Zeal

I fear there is a plague of complacency among Christians today. Whatever happened to zeal? Whatever happened to Christians who are on fire to know and obey God, who have (in the words of John Reynolds) “an earnest desire and concern for all things pertaining to the glory of God and the kingdom of the Lord Jesus among men?” Yet while zeal is a noble trait, it must be properly directed, for not all zeal is good. Here are some pointers on distinguishing true from false zeal. Read More

4 Misconceptions of the Missionary Call

We are currently out on our American Tour, and are talking to people about what it is like to be a missionary. We have found that there is a very common perception that certain people are "called" to be missionaries in a unique way. While I certainly have met a lot of unique missionaries, I believe that there are some misunderstandings undergirding this belief. Below are four of these misconceptions I hope to clear up in this post. The first misconception is that.... Read More

Four Common Gifts Churches Give to First-Time Guests

As we’ve seen churches become more intentional about guest assimilation, many give away a small gift to guests to make an impression and to convey appreciation for their visit. If your church decides to do this (and I would recommend that you do), the gifts don’t have to be overly expensive. But they should convey that you care about the guests. Here are four popular gifts churches give to guests and some tips for how you can maximize their usefulness.... Read More

Evangelicals Tell Trump: Don’t Deport Christians to Face Genocide in Iraq

As outcry over fate of 199 mostly Chaldeans continues, so do ICE arrests. Read More

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