Links for your weekend reading:
Many churches consider singing the funnest part of the service. Yet singing is not prescribed for Christian worship for the purpose of fun.
“If you can’t be faithful with a few, don’t ask the Lord to give you many.”
The overwhelming majority of issues in our churches stem from a lack of thinking on ecclesiology.
Being domineering is catastrophic for a flock. It seems effective in the short term — it gets things done! — but it is disastrous in the long term.
You don’t have to be ruled by the tyranny of the Sunday sermon deadline if you will take back control of your schedule and submit it to the biblical priorities for pastoral ministry.
In our North American culture there seems to be two basic ways of planting a church:
- Starting a church service
- Discipling a church into reality
Both models have pros and cons.