Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Wednesday's Catch: "Strengths and Weaknesses of the Charismatic Movement" and More

Strengths and Weaknesses of the Charismatic Movement

The charismatic movement has many strengths and also some weaknesses. Here are several from the perspective of J.I. Packer. Read More

Why Churches Stagnate and What to Do About It

There are many reasons church growth stagnates—not all are bad or in our control—but here’s a potential solution. Read More
I originally posted a link to this article last month when it was posted on The Exchange. For readers who may have missed it or who would like to read it again, I am reposting a link to the article which is now posted on Outreach Magazine.
How to Know When It Is Time to Call It Quits

Is it time for you to leave your church and start again in a new community? Read More

The Rainer Report: Why Church Leaders Should Know What's Being Taught in Small Groups

Do you know what is being taught in the small groups at your church? Watch Now
While Thom Rainer raises an important issue in this video, it is not a reason not to develop a small group ministry in your church as has happened in the past to the detriment to the health and growth of many local churches. There are other ways of keeping deviant doctrine from become a problem in a church's small groups. Pastors should play an active role in their church's small group ministry: lead a small group themselves; conduct small group leadership workshops; meet regularly with small group leaders and provide them with guidance; develop or recommend teaching resources for the small groups, and so on.
Top Gen Z Slang Terms to Know

Each generation has a "slang language" and Gen Z is no exception. If you want to connect with them and enter their world, then it is very helpful to know the slang terms they use. Read More

7 Reasons I Believe in Attractional Evangelism

I agree that attractional approaches can be man-centered and can, frankly, ignore personal evangelism. On the other hand, I’m unwilling to throw out the proverbial “baby with the bathwater.” Here’s why.... Read More

Why Same-Sex Acts Got the Death Penalty in OT, but Not Today

Tim Keller explains why Christians do not practice a number of things mentioned in the Old Testament. Read More

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