7 Ideas for Improving Bible Engagement in Your Church
How to encourage a deeper experience of Scripture.
7 Ideas for Improving Bible Engagement in Your Church. How to encourage a deeper experience of Scripture. 5. Read the Bible communally and ask five simple questions.
5 Reasons To Preach ABOUT The Bible, Not Just FROM The Bible
Teaching people how to read and study the Bible is the best way to help them distinguish good teaching from shallow or bad teaching.
Teaching people how to read and study the Bible is the best way to help them distinguish good teaching from shallow or bad teaching. Church & Culture
In Defense of the Children’s Sermon
How we’ve made those five minutes of our service some of the most influential—for kids and adults.
He opened the Bible and spoke the gospel into the lives of us all, young and old. Here's what I aim for in my own children's sermons. 1. I always open and read from a physical Bible.
If A Church Isn’t Growing, Should The Pastor Be Fired?
Nowhere does the Bible imply that a pastor is not being faithful if they don't hit certain levels of numerical increase.
Nowhere does the Bible imply that a pastor is not being faithful if they don't hit certain levels of numerical increase. Church GrowthJuly 13, 2018. If A Church
When the Path to Ministry Is an Obstacle Course
What if the things that seem to get in the way of ministry actually qualify us for it?
While he was excited to tell me that the Bible wasn't telling me to shut up, I was deeply convicted. I wanted that kind of peace, but all I felt was anxiety.
Church Theft • Sexual Abuse Lawsuit • New Survey: News Roundup
This week’s headlines that affect churches and church leaders.
higher power at all (10%) or believes in some sort of higher power or spiritual force (33%), a slim majority of Americans (56%) still believe in God 'as described in the Bible,' according to
Mean Girls in the Church
How to become women who embolden rather than undermine
Several years ago I endeavored to write a Bible study on the Sermon on the Mount for several hundred women. The Bible study was a labor of love, passion, and joy.
How to Make the Bible Central in Small Groups
And the shift in leader training that makes all the difference.
How to Make the Bible Central in Small Groups. And the shift in leader training that makes all the difference. But the book they cared about more than all others combined was the Bible.
Reaching a New Generation with the Bible
We can no longer depend on methods that worked 20 years ago.
Reaching a New Generation with the Bible. We The year was 1998. “This,” the camp speaker said, holding up a large black Bible, “is the Word of God. Now
The 2018 CT Pastors Book Recommendations
Six recent books that will aid you in your ministry.
Desmond Soh, senior director of strategic development, associate professor of preaching, Singapore Bible College. An Unhurried Leader: The Lasting Fruit of Daily Influence.
9 Ways to Reverse a Downward Giving Trend
The Bible is full of great teaching about stewardship and generosity, but we must always remember that God's Word is not as concerned with our money as with our hearts.
8 Assumptions Pastors Can't Make In A Post-Christian Culture
The so-called Christian culture is going... going... gone. We need to get ready for what’s next.
I've never lived in a predominantly Christian culture. But lately, I've been travelling a lot through the Bible Belt, so I'm seeing what a Christian culture looks like for the first time in my life.
Choose to Pause and Fill Up
Pausing in a selah with Christ is the catalyst of revival, restoration, and peace.
And so, on a mountain, high, alone, and removed, the Bible tells us that there Christ's “face shone like the sun and his clothes became as light.” He was joined in that place by Moses
Make an Appointment with Your Heavenly Doctor
As we lead others, we can’t overlook our own need for God’s healing.
The Bible tells us that “as a dog returns to its vomit, so fools repeat their folly” (Prov. 26:11). The Bible teaches us it is impossible to please God without faith.
Comparison Is Stealing Your Joy
Five practical tips to fight back
print. There are so many cautionary tales in the Bible about comparison—beginning with the very beginning. The serpent in the garden suggests to Eve that she compare herself to God.
3 Ways I’m Nurturing My Emotional Intelligence
A heart moved by the gospel will be stirred with empathy for others.
It was a Bible-thumping TKO! He said, “Pastor, I already know what the Bible says about my sin, but I came here to see if you would come alongside me in this battle?
The Surprising Reason Women Go to Seminary
And what it can teach churches about discipling women.
Christian women want to study the Bible, learn the languages, and better understand theology. I know this shouldn't be surprising. Of course seminary students want to study the Bible.
Pastoring in the Age of Celebrity
How famous Bible teachers impact local Bible study.
Pastoring in the Age of Celebrity. How famous Bible teachers impact local Bible study. However, the work of Bible application is—by necessity—personal and incarnational, as well.