Pastor, do you feel a pressure on Easter unlike other Sundays? What if we simply preach that Christ was crucified, buried and rose again?
It is the responsibility of the local church to train, affirm, and send pastors into ministry. Seminaries and colleges are significant aids to this end, but they cannot replace the church.
Some people seem to become “human ticks” around us. It feels like they want to suck the life right out of us. They put us down. They discourage us. They look for ways to trip us and cause us to stumble.
I want to encourage some of Christ's smaller churches who are struggling. Before I begin with the first post in this series, allow me to clarify what I mean by "small."
Preaching and theology are good, but they are not the things that draw or keep Millennials. What seems to connect most with the Millennial generation in our context are these four key things... (Read more)
This is not just an American issue but I live here so I will talk about what I know.
Tithing as a single mom can be difficult, perhaps more so than any other person. But here's why you can't afford not to...
Dr. Roger explains why the harsh God of the Old Testament is the same as the loving God of the New Testament.
The church’s perception is hurting. Big time. Is social media one of the ways we can change that?
In thinking about my amount of preparation, it is difficult to land on how many hours it takes. The main reason is that it feels as if every spare moment often leads to thinking about the next sermon.
Church is a quirky thing. I love the Church and yet I have wrestled with the Church...especially when it comes to being single.
Mecklenburg Community Church (Meck), where I have the privilege of serving as senior pastor, has a clear ten-year vision. And for us, how we reach our goals matter as much as the goals themselves. Because the “how” is about the way we live our lives.
Here are ten ways churches signal newcomers that they are not wanted.
There are 164.8 million needy children in the world. If 8% of Christians would care for one more child, that number would disappear.
Christianese is a foreign language composed of Christian clichés. It's no wonder visitors make a beeline for the exit and never return.
Identifying predators in your church isn’t easy. Some guys truly are stalkers. But others are simply socially awkward men.
One of the greatest needs in the church is true servant leadership born of love and done according to our ultimate Example.
Winston Churchill once said, “You make a living by what you get. You make a life by what you give.”