The pattern of leadership in the church should be qualified men serving as elders. This is not at odds with women serving as deacons. But if the church does not have elders, and instead deacons perform the teaching and oversight that biblically belongs to elders, then women should not serve as deacons.
- December 11, 2013 |
Not everything is as “wonderful” this time of the year as we think. For many, it is the most stressful, demanding, and overwhelming time of the year, with challenges awaiting from all facets of life.
- December 04, 2013 |
The scenario is common and vexing: a church building erected generations ago sits idle six days a week yet consumes 50 percent of the church budget. What to do?
- November 26, 2013 |
Do you have trouble recruiting good volunteers to contribute to your ministry’s work, or sadly watch good volunteers quit when you still need their help?
- November 20, 2013 |
Christians should resist the human impulse to irrationally hate anything or anyone "big."
- November 13, 2013 |
The key to success is developing a strategy for online ministry and relying on God’s day-to-day guidance to carry it out.
- November 06, 2013 |
Twitter can be an effective tool for ministry. But how do you use it effectively?
- October 30, 2013 |
You don't need a cooler statement of better slogan. You need to know what in the world your church or ministry is supposed to be doing.
- October 23, 2013 |
In many churches, there is almost no public reading of the Word of God. Worship is filled with music, but congregations seem uninterested in listening to the reading of the Bible.
- October 15, 2013 |
A large percentage of mentoring happens incidentally as we go about our days. The power of influence is Christ in us, overflowing to others.
The importance of living and expressing gratitude
Having participated in two church plants as a planter, and now working with church planters on a regular basis in a coaching capacity, I know firsthand the fears associated with planting a church. It’s a leap of faith and one God is calling many to these days.
What are you waiting for today in prayer? Don't give up. Make it a way of life. It is in waiting that we make room for God.
Dr. Roger looks a the causes and consequences of America's national debt.
Thinking about stepping away from a commitment you’ve made as you face a new ministry season? Before you do, keep reading.
- October 02, 2013 |
It’s clear to me that one of the most prevalent afflictions might be termed a church’s “culture of complacency.” Complacency has to do with self-satisfaction, a sense of contentment regarding the state of things.
- September 25, 2013 |
If I would have left the church at the typical time a pastor leaves his church over the difficulty and strained relationships (usually around 2-4 years), that is how our relationship would have stayed.
- September 18, 2013 |
Microsoft is still a rich company. And a huge company. And a well-run company. It’s just becoming an increasingly irrelevant company.
- September 04, 2013 |
On any given Sunday, abused women are sitting silently in churches across this country. They don’t know a moment’s peace.
- August 28, 2013 |
Expository preaching is central, irreducible and nonnegotiable to the Bible's mission of authentic worship that pleases God.
- August 21, 2013 |