Links for your weekend reading:
A Christian congregation is not a glamorous place. But I’ve come to see it can be a beautiful place.
The reason that flippantly missing church is so grievous is that the King himself is the one summoning us to the feast.
If I were starting out to plant a church in the next year, these five things would be a high priority in building foundations for a healthy church.
Church planters must be prepared to withstand opposition from three directions: outside, inside, and above the church.
We mustn’t underestimate the emotional costs involved in planting a church. Whether it be the constant change, pervasive uncertainty, isolation, support raising and recruiting, leadership development, frenetic pace, or unrealistic expectations—church planters need to manage all of these, not to mention the daily responsibility to lead people in the truth.
Today I want to list a few reasons it may be better for bloggers to continue blogging on their own sites, and why we need a new generation of bloggers to take up the craft.