9 Groups of People Your Church Isn’t Reaching. Paul wrote the following in his first letter to the Corinthians: “I wrote to you in my letter not to associate with sexually immoral people — not at all meaning the people of this world who are immoral, or the greedy and swindlers, or idolaters.
Why Jesus Never Commanded Us To Plant Churches. Guest post by J.
D. Payne I recently spoke with a church planting leader for a particular denomination. As we talked over coffee, he inquired about the direction of our church when it comes to church planting. My response was to describe our future missionary labors in terms like we read about in Acts 13-14; 16; 20; 1 Thess 1:2-10; and Titus 1:5. Unfortunately, over the years, I have found myself surprising many people during similar conversations. What does it reveal about our missiology and biblical convictions whenever we think it is strange to advocate that those first century church planting teams have something to teach us?
Granted, not everything we read in the Bible is prescriptive. Having the right definition As wise stewards of the mystery of Christ, we must subscribe to a definition of biblical church planting as evangelism that results in new churches. 7 Misconceptions That Cause Ministry Leaders to Derail. It's difficult to escape common leadership misconceptions fully.
They are a result of our training, culture and the way we think. Even our personal wiring and insecurities contribute to leadership misconceptions. If not corrected, these mistaken leadership beliefs become practices and end up as harmful habits that decrease our influence. We could list many, but here are seven of the most common misconceptions. 7 Moves Free Video 2 3 VID. The Shame List. . . And How To Talk About Sex. . . Last week, the folks at Campus Pride, a non-profit organization dedicated to creating a safer college environment for LGBTQ students, released its 2016 Shame List of the absolute worst campuses for LBGTQ youth.
As I scrolled through the list of colleges and universities, I began to feel like I was scrolling through one of those old Campus Life guides to Christian colleges that we used to make available to youth group kids and their families. It was not at all surprising that the list was overwhelmingly populated by religiously-affiliated schools. Included on the list was my own alma mater, Geneva College. The Campus Pride site includes these words about the list from Executive Director, Shane Windmeyer: “Religion-based bigotry is careless and life-threatening. LGBTQ young people face high rates of harassment and violence, especially our trans youth and LGBTQ youth of color. You Won't Believe How Many Pastors Let LGBTs Serve in Church. Join us on the new C-Pop podcast where Taylor and Jessilyn discuss, debate and sometimes deride pop culture with a strong sense of humor and a focus on Christ.
Top 10 Ways Churches Drive Away First-time Guests. If you attend a church regularly, you’ve probably noticed the phenomenon.
A guest shows up for a worship service, but he or she never returns. It is, unfortunately, a common issue in many churches. Kal-Cal. 12 Key Apostolic Principles Nehemiah Used for Restoration. 9.
He set up systems of communication to unite all for battle (4:13, 16-22). The people were not only committed to their vision but were committed to protecting and advancing their vision. To fulfill vision, every person on the team must be trained for battle and be mobilized instantly when an attack comes that threatens the vision. 5 Ways You Can Build Transformational Small Groups. 5 Ways You Can Build Transformational Small Groups Details Written by Rick Warren These five steps could help you to see transformation in the lives of your congregation members.
(Lightstock photo) Saddleback Church might seem like a large church on Sunday, but what's really amazing is that we're actually larger when we're smaller. On a recent weekend at Saddleback, we had over 25,000 people gathering on our campuses in southern California for weekend worship services, but there were about 35,000 who met in small groups from Santa Monica to San Diego. Why the Missional Church Will Fail by Mike Breen - ChurchLeaders.com - Christian Leadership Blogs, Articles, Videos, How To's, and Free Resources - Page. Mike Breen believes the missional church movement lacks at least one vital aspect.
Editor's Note: Mike Breen is joining us next week for ChurchLeaders LIVE, a free online event to help recharge your ministry. Missional Church Leadership Structures. 2of possible ways a church could be led.
Some churches have one pastor, several deacons, andmany church members who lead teams or committees and vote on all decisions. Other churcheshave a plurality of elders who make the majority of decisions for the church while utilizing the deacons and laity to accomplish many of the church’ s tasks. House churches may not even havea designated pastor or deacons and simply govern themselves as a small body as they see fit.From Scripture, we see that it is quite right to have all three laity, deacons, and elders involved in the work of the ministry of the local church.